2018 was a year of progress for ITIM. We successfully challenged the exclusionary practices of Israel’s religious establishment. We won landmark cases that limited the State’s ability to investigate citizens’ Jewish identities, enabled the first woman to hold a professional position within a State rabbinical court, required the State to recognize a Giyur K’Halacha conversion, and democratized the process of electing the Chief Rabbinate Council. Our work led to substantive public policy reforms, including the redrafting of a Conversion Bill and the Chief Rabbinate’s criteria for accepting the authority of non-Israeli rabbis. At the same time, we provided critical assistance to thousands of people who called our free hotline, Giyur K’Halacha, our groundbreaking conversion court network, grew in size and influence.
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