Israel Religious Expression Platform
Core Investment: $5,000
Core Commitment(s): Israel and the Jewish People
Priority: Israeli civil society (high)
Through the Israel Religious Expression Platform (iRep), Federations are working with the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition to promote religious freedom in Israel. Israeli society is diverse. It includes Jews of all denominations. But the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate holds legally binding power over religious matters. Their near-total control affects marriage, divorce, kosher certification, and so many other areas of daily life. They also have a strong influence on broader issues, such as prayer at the Western Wall (Kotel) and conversion.