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.
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 “Making Room” for Religious LGBTQ People
Things are changing in the religious community in Israel when it comes to LGBTQ issues — and it’s thanks to Shoval.Read more Israelis Succeed in Fighting Religious Coercion in Hospitals
The Secular Forum and Israel Hofsheet (Be Free Israel) eased the strict Passover guidelines for visitors at Israeli hospitals.Read more