NIF Event: Policing and Protests in Israel

As thousands of Israelis have protested government corruption in front of the prime minister's residence on Balfour Street, these peaceful demonstrations have often been met with water cannons, unlawful arrests, and other violent tactics from police. For many protesters, this is their first experience of police violence. But for Arab citizens, Ethiopian Israelis and other […]

Limmud Toronto (Virtual)

An innovative, inclusive festival of Jewish learning that brings people of all backgrounds together to celebrate the rich diversity of Jewish culture and heritage. Don't miss NIFC's sponsored talk: Enlisted Archaeology, by Naama Baumgarten-Sharon, from 4:00-5:00pm. As an Israeli human rights professional who is also the holder of an MA in Hebrew Bible and a former guide at the […]

Community Partnership: “Objector” at HRFF+


Join JAYU for the opening night of the 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival with the Canadian premiere of Molly Stuart's "Objector." Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is obligated to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage. Despite her family’s […]

From Pioneering to Mainstream: LGBTQ+ equality in Canada and Israel


Orly Erez-Likhovski of Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) in conversation with Noa Mendelsohn Aviv of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) Presented by New Israel Fund of Canada Lawyers Circle Wednesday December 9th 12:00 - 1:00 PM Eastern / 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Register below to receive the link Although Canada was one of […]

Vaccine Access in the Occupied Palestinian Territories


With conflicting media reports, some of which suggest Israel is ignoring Palestinians in the rollout of its vaccination program, and others which claim that the Palestinian Authority rejected Israeli help to deliver vaccinations, we have invited a panel of experts to address what is actually happening on the ground. As the debate around this issue […]

Without Status: Asylum Seekers in Israel During the COVID-19 Crisis

Please join us for a webinar co-sponsored by the New Israel Fund and HIAS on February 10 at 2pm Eastern / 11am Pacific as we speak with asylum seekers about their experience trying to find safety and refuge in Israel before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.   For years people seeking asylum in Israel have […]

Israeli Elections 101

Please note that the poster and the Zoom registration page list the event time in UK time (6:00PM). This is 1:00PM Eastern / 10:00AM Pacific. Join New Israel Fund UK and Yachad on Feb 21, 2021, at 1:00PM Eastern / 10:00AM Pacific (6:00 PM UK time) for an in-depth explainer of the upcoming Israeli elections. […]

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: Kosher Beach


HaHof HaNifrad It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv’s shore, yet for the women going there it’s light years away. The Kosher Beach is a gated and secluded 100 meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe separately, only a wooden fence […]

NIF Film Club and Other Israel Film Festival: “Comrade Dov”

Part of the Israeli Leaders on Film series, this inspiring documentary is about Dov Khenin, the human rights lawyer and progressive member of Knesset whose life’s work has been to create a more just and equal society.  Available online for 15 days starting March 8th. Post-film discussion will take place with director Barak Heymann on […]

NIF New Gen & Jewish Currents Present: Panthers, Protest, and Pesach


Join Jewish Currents and the New Israel Fund (NIF) New Generations for a Passover conversation about a too-often forgotten piece of Israeli history. The Israeli Black Panthers movement was founded in 1971 in the Musrara neighborhood in Jerusalem by mostly Morrocan immigrant activists who drew inspiration from the American Black Power movement as they protested […]