Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg

Grant Officer, New Israel Fund's Jewish Pluralism Pool

Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg has served as the Religious Pluralism Project coordinator at Shatil, NIF’s Empowerment and Training Center for Social Change Organizations in Israel.  Her work continues to focus on assisting three target populations: the general public (secular, Reform, Conservative, etc.), the liberal Orthodox public, and immigrants from the former Soviet Union. All in order to promote Jewish Pluralism and freedom of religion in Israel.  

Born and raised in a liberal Orthodox family in Jerusalem, Shira was an officer in the IDF and received her BA and MA in cultural anthropology from the Hebrew University.  She worked for five years in the Knesset Research and Information Center, focusing on education and culture. She is a founding member of Hakhel, an Orthodox egalitarian congregation in Jerusalem.  

Sessions:

Modern Orthodoxy, Facebook and the Israeli Feminist Movement

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