Join us for this free community event, which promises to be deeply stimulating. The tension between religion and state has long been a fundamental part of Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. Freedom of – and from – religion are crucial to the survival of a just and democratic Israel. To highlight the complexities of this issue, Bridges to Israel is pleased to host a conversation with Uri Keidar, Executive Director of Israel Hofsheet - a grassroots movement that strives for an Israeli society that practices cultural and religious pluralism, protects civil rights, and upholds the principles of democracy and Zionism as put forth in the Declaration of Independence.
Prior to Israel Hofsheet, Uri Keidar spent over 7 years in leading positions in civil society organizations and politics. Uri grew up in Kibbutz Givat Brenner, where he now lives with his wife, Ayelet and their daughter, Imri. Uri earned his BA in political science and communications from Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and completed his military service as a tank commander in the IDF's armored corps, where he still serves an active reserve duty.
Learn more about Israel Hofsheet at: http://bfree.org.il/english