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“Finding Light in a Time of Darkness: IRAC’s struggle for Equality and Tolerance

Featuring Orly Erez-Likhovski

Wednesday December 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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About the Lecture:

The Israel Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (IRAC) has a long history of securing civil rights for a just and egalitarian Israel. Come hear Orly Erez-Likhovski, Director of IRAC, discuss how IRAC has continued to fight for freedom of religion and equality, since the attacks on October 7.

This event will take place at Temple (3935 Macomb St. NW)

It is free and open to everyone, but RSVP is requested.


About the Speaker:

Orly Erez-Likhovski graduated from the Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University. After clerking at the Israeli Supreme Court, she studied for a Masters degree in Law at Columbia University, New York, focusing on human rights. Orly is a member of both the Israeli and the New York bar.

Orly has been working as an attorney at the Israel Religious Action Center of the Reform Movement in Israel since 2004. She was the director of the legal department of IRAC between 2014 – 2021. In this capacity, she lead the legal struggle against discrimination on the basis of religious affiliation, gender segregation in the public sphere and racial incitement. Orly has led to significant legal achievements such as abolishing gender segregation on public buses, breaking the Orthodox monopoly regarding the funding of salaries of Rabbis and disqualifying racist candidates from running to the Knesset.

Since November 2022, Orly is the executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center.

Orly is a member of the Reform congregation in Mevasseret Zion, where she lives with her family.



Wednesday, December 13


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm




Adult Ed, Israel, Lecture


Marsha Humphries