Update: COVID-19 in Israel

The last few weeks have been challenging for us all. As COVID-19 spreads, whole communities are being ordered to stay inside and more people are falling ill. Our hearts are with those who are most vulnerable in Canada, in Israel, and around the world. 

We know that this pandemic is not affecting everyone in the same way, in large part due to inequalities that predate COVID-19. NIFC has a vital role to play during this time to protect the most vulnerable communities in Israel and to preserve Israel’s already-fragile democracy. Continue reading

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A seder supplement about confinement and freedom

We are pleased to share a seder supplement fit for the current crisis, “Four Freedoms: A Seder Discussion Guide from NIF in the Time of COVID-19.”

This brief resource contains texts that correspond to the four cups of wine — and can be used as jumping-off points for discussion. Each text is paired with guiding questions and a spotlight on NIF-funded organizations who are responding to this crisis by working to protect the most vulnerable communities in Israel. Continue reading

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Sign up for NIF’s Virtual Film Club

Each week, NIF will be selecting a film that you can watch at your own convenience. After you’ve watched the movie, virtual and interactive discussions will take place on Tuesdays at 3pm EST. Once you sign up for the film club below, we’ll email you announcing each week’s film, how to watch it, and details on how to join the online discussion. Continue reading

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Human rights in Israel under coronavirus: Webinar with Sharon Abraham-Weiss of ACRI

To learn more about the Association for Civil Rights in Israel’s incredible work on protecting civil liberties during COVID-19, visit this page.

ACRI’s work during this crisis has been widely praised in both Israeli and foreign press, including Reuters, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, BBC News, NBC, and Al Jazeera.

Watch the recording of the webinar with Sharon Abraham-Weiss, Executive Director of ACRI, in conversation with renowned Canadian lawyer Nathalie Des Rosiers: Continue reading

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