Update from Israel with Rabbi Noa Sattath
Introduction by Rabbi Josh Weinberg
Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m.
Join Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Rabbi Sydney Mintz, and Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz in conversation with Rabbi Noa Sattath, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center. Rabbi Josh Weinberg, Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism and Executive Director of ARZA will introduce the conversation. Rabbi Sattath will share her observations of the current, evolving situation in Israel today and give us background on some of the events leading up to Yom Yerushalayim and the Sheikh Jarrah controversy.
Rabbi Noa Sattath is the Director of the Israel Religious Action Center, the social justice arm of the Reform movement in Israel. She is charged with leading the staff of the organization, developing and implementing social change strategies in the fields of separation of religion and state, women’s rights, and the struggle against racism. Prior to her work at IRAC, Noa was the Executive Director of the Jerusalem Open House, the LGBT community center in Jerusalem. Noa was also the Executive Director of MEET, an NGO that uses technology to create a common language between Israeli and Palestinian young leaders. Prior to her work in civil society, Noa worked as a leader in the Israeli software industry. She is a graduate of the Hebrew University and Graetz College. She was ordained by Hebrew Union College in 2014. Noa is a member of Congregation Kol Haneshama in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Josh Weinberg serves as the Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism and is the Executive Director of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America. He was ordained from the HUC-JIR Israeli Rabbinic Program in Jerusalem, and is currently living in New York. Josh previously served as the Director of the Israel program for the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and as a faculty member of NFTY-EIE High School in Israel teaching Jewish History. Josh is a reserve officer in the IDF spokesperson’s unit, has hiked the Israel-trail, and came on Aliyah to Israel in 2003.
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