9.12.17 - Rabbi Gisser: Significant Educational Events are Family Events

In preparation for next week’s Hanukkah parties, and with an eye to other events later in the year, Kolech recently asked Gisser, the chairman of the council that dictates policy for the state religious schools, to issue an unequivocal statement in favor of fathers participating in these events. This week, Kolech’s Facebook page reported his response, which reiterates longstanding policy:
“Significant educational events are family events. End-of-year parties, bar- and bat-mitzvah parties, and siddur and Bible parties are family events,” the statement said, referring to parties where children receive their first prayer book and their first Bible.

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5.6.2018: Women unchained after 20 years

Yesterday a 2-decade saga came to an end for Zvia Gorodezky, who received her freedom. Her marriage was annulled by a private bein din headed by Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber. 

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8.11.17 - Rishon's Women's Council invite Kolech and CWJ to discuss marriage insurance

We buy insurance for our homes, for our cars, for our health. Why don't we protect our marriage, too? Bad karma, "tempting the evil eye", and many terms come to mind when discussing prenuptial agreements and other solutions aimed at decreasing the number of chained women.

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16.05.2018 - Women Are Not Allowed to Take Rabbinate Exams

Ben Capsit interviews Attn. Yael Rockman, Executive Director of Kolech and Rabbanit Sarah Segal-Katz about female spiritual leadership, Shabbat Dorshot Tov and the Chief Rabbinate professional exams. 

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