Israel’s Trailblazing Women
Featuring Activist Hamutal Gouri
Sunday, March 9 2014, 7:30PM
The Wolfond Centre, 36 Harbord Street
Tuesday, March 11 2014, 7:30PM
Temple Sholom, 7190 Oak Street
It takes strength and courage to blaze a trail as a woman.
It also calls for support and community.
For almost thirty years, New Israel Fund of Canada has backed Israeli women as they’ve fought for their rights to education and opportunities.
Join us on the approach to Purim as we embrace the crucial leap that trailblazing women like Esther take when they lead.
Hamutal was born and lives in Jerusalem, Israel. As ED of the Dafna Fund, Hamutal heads proactive programs designed to strengthen feminist and women’s organizations in Israel.
The Dafna Fund is Israel’s only women’s foundation and is working to promote women as effective agents of change, so that they, in turn, will transform Israeli society as a whole. They have been responsible for:
-Mentoring Orthodox Jewish women from underserved communities.
-Developing economic independence for Ethiopian women.
-Enabling Arab women to navigate divorce, child support and custody issues.
-Training law students and women leaders to promote social change.
-Supporting gender and social equality in government ministries and public institutions.
Hamutal also runs her own consulting initiative, Consult4good – consulting, training and storytelling for social change.