Rabbis for Israel Society Luncheon
May 27, 2014 12:00 pm
Park Avenue Synagogue
Jewish National Fund
MK Dr. Ruth Calderon serves as Deputy Chairperson of the Knesset, and is a member of the education and state control committees. She is the chairperson and founder of the lobbies for Jewish renewal and parliamentary culture, as well as head of the Australia-Israel Friendship Association. Dr. Calderon is one of Israel's leaders in spearheading efforts to revive Hebrew Culture and a pluralistic Israeli-Jewish identity. In 1989, Dr. Calderon established the first Israeli secular, pluralistic and egalitarian Bet Midrash for women and men, with an Orthodox colleague. She is the author of A Bride for One Night, a personal homiletic reading of Talmudic legends, which was recently published in English.
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