12 2021

How do Israeli Jews Really Feel about the Religion and the State Clash?

1:00PM - 3:00PM  

Congregation Beth Israel 701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119

Contact Tracy Mozingo Congregation Israel

This is a virtual event. Rabbi Uri Regev will present the results of Hiddush's recently released “2021 Israel Religion and State Index," the only systematic and in-depth periodic review of Israel’s adult Jewish public’s attitudes on matters of religion and state. Its findings present a comprehensive picture of all the controversies in this realm, and this year it provides a special emphasis on the public's views regarding the new government’s religion-state agenda. He will analyze the findings and discuss their import in light of the makeup of the current governing coalition, one that does not include representation from the ultra-Orthodox parties.
Rabbi Uri Regev is an internationally renowned leader and advocate of religious liberty and the liberal movements of Judaism in his native Israel and around the world. Rabbi Regev serves as the President and CEO of an educational and advocacy Israel-Diaspora partnership, “Freedom Of Religion for Israel” and of its Israeli counterpart, “Hiddush – For Religious Freedom and Equality,” which he founded in 2009. For seven years (2002-2008) he served as president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the global umbrella organization of the Progressive, Reform, Liberal and Reconstructionist movements. As head of the World Union, Rabbi Regev worked to strengthen modern, pluralistic Jewish life and democracy in the Jewish state and throughout the world. Prior to assuming leadership of the World Union, Rabbi Regev served as founding chair, and later as executive director and legal counsel, of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the public and advocacy arm of the Reform movement in Israel.