To fulfil the vision of its founders, Israel must always be a country for all its citizens, including all its Jews, whatever their beliefs, background and practices. NIF works to promote religious freedom in Israel, to foster a more tolerant society that embraces the rich diversity of Jewish identity, and that creates a sphere of non-religious, civil law for all Israeli citizens.
The ruling is a landmark decision which gives a major boost to Israel’s civil rights movement. It is the first time that a civil rights class action suit has ever been filed, let alone been successful.Read more Meet Ofri Vainer: Bible Teacher Turned Activist
Standing up for secular Judaism in Israel has been Vainer’s life-long missionRead more Encountering the Other and Working for All
Associate Director of NIF in Israel, Shira Ben-Sasson Furstenberg, is a committed champion of religious freedomRead more Israelis Stunned by Arrest of Prominent Conservative Rabbi
Rabbi Dov Hayun conducted alternative Jewish wedding ceremonies for those who do not want to marry under the Orthodox rabbinate.Read more