Anat

Anat Hoffman is a major leader for social justice in Israel. She is perhaps best known for never giving-up, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Anat was born and raised in Jerusalem and she served in the Jerusalem City Council for 14 years, leading the opposition to the right wing and ultra-Orthodox administration. She was a founding member of Women of the Wall, she is presently its Chairwoman and she continues to be a tireless advocate for freedom of religion and women’s right. In 2002, Anat became the Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the legal and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel. Anat Hoffman.


The Israel Religious Action Center’s goals are to
promote the values of religious pluralism, human
equality, social justice and religious tolerance
in Israel, and to strengthen the public standing of
the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism
(Reform), its congregations and institutions,
and to protect their rights.


Women of the Wall’s central mission is to achieve
the social and legal recognition of the right for
women to wear prayer shawls,
pray and read from the Torah collectively and
out loud at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Supporters of Women of the Wall are engaged
in Women of the Wall Take a Stand and the
Women of the Wall Legal and Education Fund .


Please check out these links:

IRAC

WomenOfTheWall

FriendsOfWOW

NewIsrael

JCCSF

BIJ

Ner Tamid

IKAR

Beth El

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Speaking Engagements

Thursday, February 2, 2012
5:00 pm

How Do You Say Tikkun Olam in Hebrew? Youth talk and discussion at private location. Religious school and day school educators wishing their students to attend the talk,
please contact Judy Persky at Congregation Beth El of La Jolla at 858-452-1734.

6:30 pm

Social Justice and Civil Rights for All Israelis. Free and open to the public.
Congregation Beth El of La Jolla, 8660 Gilman Drive, La Jolla. http://www.cbe.org/, 858-452-1734.

          Friday, February 3, 2012

8:30 am Two Jews, Three Shuls: On Disagreement over Religion in Israel. Private meeting for rabbis, sponsored by the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. By invitation only. If you are a rabbi in an adjoining area or if you will be in the Los Angeles area that morning, please contact the BOR of Southern California at boardofrabbis@jewishla.org or 323-761-8600.

7:30 pm

9:15 pm

Between the Stones and a Hard Place: The Challenge to Gender Equity in Israel. Anat will speak during Shabbat Unplugged Service-In-The-Round. Following Kiddush Anat will also speak from 9:15 to 10:15 pm. Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, 8844 Burton Way, Beverly Hills. Anat will speak briefly during service and at length during the oneg that follows services. Free and open to the public. http://www.tebh.org/, Katie@tebh.org, 310-288-3737.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

9:00 am

Civil Rights in Israel. Shabbat Morning Worship. Temple Beth Am, 1039 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles. All morning minyanim will join together for Anat’s talk during worship. Free and open to the public. Alicia Drozen, Program Director, adrozen@tbala.org, 310-652-7354, x 215.

4:00 pm

Women’s Rights in Israel. Mincha, Seudat Shlishit, Maariv and Havdallah. Temple Beth Am, 1039 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles. Anat will speak during Seudat Shlishit. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Alicia Drozen, Program Director, adrozen@tbala.org, 310-652-7354, x 215.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

11:00 am to 1:30 pm

***The Inside Story*** Closed Fundraising Event for Women of the Wall Legal and Education Fund and the Israel Religious Action Center. Meet and greet Anat and listen to the “Inside Story.” For a personal invitation upon your generous donation, please contact 310-288-3742 and request the Clergy Assistant. Be sure to leave your full name and telephone number.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

7:00 pm

Between the Stones and a Hard Place: Gender Conflict at the Western Wall. Free and open to the public. Beth Chaim Congregation, 1800 Holbrook Drive, Danville. http://www.bethchaim.com/, info@bethchaim.com, (925) 736-7146.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Noon

Two Jews Three Shuls: On Disagreement Over Religion in Israel. Free and open to the public. Please bring your own lunch. (Lunch will be provided for Stanford students.) On the campus of Stanford University in the KoPa Café in the Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center, 565 Mayfield Avenue at Campus Drive. For information, contact Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Stanford Hillel, rabbimrc@stanford.edu, 650-725-1424.

7:00 pm

Pursuing Justice in Jerusalem: The City of Peace between Myth and Reality. Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco. Public is welcome. Cost: $12.00. Co-hosted by JCCSF and the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice at University of San Francisco. http://www.jccsf.org/, 415.292.1200.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

5:00 pm

Segregated for God's Sake. 5:00 to 6:00 pm at Temple Beth Am, 26790 Arastradero Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. RSVP to Sheba Solomon at sheba_solomon@betham.org.

Friday, February 10, 2012

5:45 pm
6:15 pm

The Essence of Modern Israel in 10 Hebrew Words (That You Won’t Learn in Hebrew School)
5:45 pm wine and nosh, 6:15 pm services. Congregation Rodef Sholom, 170 North San Pedro Road San Rafael. Free and open to the Public, http://www.rodefsholom.org/, office@rodefsholom.org, 415-479-3441.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

1:00 pm The Search for Cracks in the City of Stone: An Anatomy of the Struggles for Pluralism in Modern Jerusalem. After Kiddush Talk. Free and open to the public. Congregation Kol Shofar, 215 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon. http://www.kolshofar.org/, ndrapin@kolshofar.org, 415-388-1818, ext 103.
7:30 pm

Women of the Wall, Social Justice and Human Rights in Israel. Free and open to the public. Congregation Netivot Shalom, 1316 University Avenue, Berkeley. http://www.netivotshalom.org/, 510-549-9447.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

   
12:30 pm Women-to-Women Luncheon (open to women AND men who support women's rights in Israel). $36 contribution per person. Proceeds go to IRAC and WOW. Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. www.shomreitorah.org/, shomrei@shomreitorah.org, 707-578-5519.
2:00 pm

Civil Rights and Women’s Rights in Israel. Free and open to the public. Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa. www.shomreitorah.org/, shomrei@shomreitorah.org, 707-578-5519.

 

Anat Hoffman California Tour Co-Sponsors

Statewide Co-Sponsors
Rabbis for Women of the Wall
Cantors for Women of the Wall
Organizations for Women of the Wall
Congregation Beth El of Berkeley
Congregation Beth Israel Judea of San Francisco
IKAR of Los Angeles
Congregation Ner Tamid of San Francisco
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
The New Israel Fund
J Street

Congregation Beth El of La Jolla Co-Sponsors
Congregation Beth El of La Jolla, Tikkun Committee and Sisterhood
Congregation Beth Am of San Diego
Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego
Congregation Beth Israel Judea of San Francisco
Congregation Dor Hadash of San Diego
Ohr Shalom Synagogue of San Diego
Temple Adat Shalom of Poway
Temple Ner Tamid Synagogue of Poway
Temple Etz Rimon of Carlsbad
Temple Emmanuel of San Diego
Temple Solel of Cardiff by the Sea
Tifereth Israel Synagogue of San Diego
Camp Mountain Chai Women’s Weekend of San Diego
Hadassah of San Diego
Hillel of San Diego
On the Go Senior Transportation serving San Diego
San Diego Jewish Academy
Seacrest Village Retirement Communities of Encinitas
United Jewish Federation of San Diego County Israel & Overseas Center
J Street

Hillel at Stanford University Co-Sponsors
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, Palo Alto
Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Foster City
J Street

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Co-Hosted by University of San Francisco Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice
Co-Sponsors
Congregation Beth Israel Judea of San Francisco
Congregation Beth Sholom of San Francisco
Congregation Emanu-El of San Francisco
Congregation Ner Tamid of San Francisco
Congregation Sherith Israel of San Francisco
J Street

Congregation Netivot Shalom
Co-Hosted by Temple Sinai of Oakland
Co-Sponsors
Congregation Beth El of Berkeley
Congregation Ner Tamid of San Francisco
Israel Center, Jewish Federation of the East Bay
Oakland Ruach Hadassah
J Street