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Israel on the Ground: A Briefing from the NIF

Tue, Jun 11 • 8:30 AM9:30 AM



You are invited for an emergency briefing from the ground with Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg, the Associate Director of the New Israel Fund in Israel. As a long-time leader at NIF, Shira brings a wealth of knowledge of the issues and first-hand experience of what is happening in Israel and Gaza, the conversations Israelis are having at this moment, and what NIF is doing to impact change. Please join us for this important and timely conversation.

Breakfast will be served.

Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg is the Associate Director of NIF in Israel and Director of the Development and International Relations Department. She previously served as Chief of Staff and spent ten years working as a grants and program officer at NIF and Shatil, focusing on issues of Jewish pluralism and religious freedom. Shira was the director of the Jewish Pluralism Watch, the Masorti (Conservative) Movement’s Knesset watch. She also served as the director of iRep – Israel Religious Expression Platform at the Jewish Federations of North America and worked at the Knesset research and information center. Shira holds BA and MA degrees in sociology and anthropology from the Hebrew University and lives in Jerusalem.

The New Israel Fund is the leading organization advancing and defending democracy in Israel. Widely credited with building Israeli progressive civil society, we have provided over $300 million to more than 900 organizations since our inception in 1979.

Learn more about NIF: www.nif.org