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Conversation from the Front Line with Daniel Sokatch

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 23 Iyar 5781

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMOnline

Congregation Sherith Israel & NIF Present:
Israel’s Democracy in a Year of Crisis

A Conversation from the Front Line featuring
Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund
in conversation with Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf and Gordon Gladstone


Join Sherith Israel and the New Israel Fund (NIF) for A Conversation from the Front Line with NIF CEO Daniel Sokatch to learn about the fight for democracy and equality in Israel. 

In conversation with Rabbi Jessica Zimmerman Graf and Gordon Gladstone, Daniel will shed light on the fight for equality and democracy in Israel in a year of global crisis. How has Israel’s democracy and civil society survived a year of pandemic and multiple elections? And how will the new administration of President Joe Biden affect Israel, even as it remains mired in a political impasse? 

Join us and learn how NIF grantees at the forefront of social change in Israel sprang into action to address the new challenges that emerged during COVID– and how in a crisis of unprecedented proportions, NIF made sure Israel’s vibrant civil society was able to continue its essential work. 

Daniel Sokatch has served as the CEO of the New Israel Fund since 2009. During the past decade of his leadership, NIF has risen to new heights as defender of justice, democracy and equality in Israel. Before joining NIF, Daniel served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to his tenure at the Federation, he was founding Executive Director of the Progressive Jewish Alliance (now Bend the Arc). In recognition of his leadership, Daniel has been named four times to the Forward newspaper’s “Forward 50,” an annual list of the fifty leading Jewish decision-makers and opinion-shapers. He has contributed articles to leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, the Forward and Haaretz, and is the author of forthcoming book, Can We Talk About Israel?: A Guide for the Curious, Confused, and Conflicted (Bloomsbury, Fall 2021). Daniel holds an MA from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a BA from Brandeis University. He is married, is father to two daughters, and resides in San Francisco.


ABOUT NIF:
The New Israel Fund is the leading organization advancing and defending democracy in Israel. Widely credited with building Israeli progressive civil society, we have provided over $300 million to more than 900 organizations since our inception in 1979.

Learn more about NIF at www.nif.org

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