Israel’s current status quo of conjoined religious and civil legal systems enables violence against women and limits the rights and freedoms of women and men alike. That was the message of a prese
News and Updates
CWJ’s community lecture initiative traveled north in late October, bringing facts about the unchecked power of Israel’s rabbinic courts to the community of Givat Ada, near Binyamina.
CWJ calls on Israeli Supreme Court to intervene in a case of blatant overreach of rabbinic jurisdiction relating to a female same-sex couple.
Shabbat lecture to Bnei HaRama congregants illuminates systemic inconsistencies in Chief Rabbinate procedures and rulings
CWJ legal action curbs rabbinate's misuse of a law designed to protect Israeli women residing abroad
Attorney Dr. Susan Weiss: "Rabbinic courts don't have authority to reverse conversions."
10/04/2014In Response to CWJ Petition Rabbinate Directs Mikvah Attendants: Don't Ask Purpose of Women's Mikvah Use
In response to a petition filed before Israel’s Supreme Court by Center for Women’s Justice (CWJ) and Kolech, the Ministry of Religion has instructed mikvah (ritual bath) attendants that they must adopt a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy regarding women who wish to use the mikvah, and not ask questions about their purpose.
On April 3, 2014, Dr. Susan Weiss led a seminar for 50 legal professionals at the Tel Aviv Bar Association, introducing them to CWJ’s approach and offering pro-bono consulting assistance to attorneys who employ this tactic for clients.
The shocking experience of Shira* demonstrates that the unjust and autocratic practices of the rabbinic courts extend well beyond get refusal situations.
In a Jerusalem Post Op-ed piece, Dr. Susan Weiss, CEO and founder of the Center for Women's Justice, issues a call to action for all Israelis: Demand civil marriage in Israel as a step toward alleviating the scourge of get refusal.