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Hebrew is a language that genders EVERYTHING. Sexism and gender binary assumptions are embedded in every sentence. In recent years there’s a growing awareness to the problems of gender in Hebrew, and various creative ideas to offer change. We will explore the ways gender is used in Hebrew and the various radical methods to equalize and de-gender language.
Rabbi Noa Sattath is the Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), the social justice arm of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ). She is charged with leading the staff of the organization, developing and implementing social change strategies in the fields of separation of religion and state, women’s rights, and the struggle against racism.
Prior to her work in IRAC, Noa was the Executive Director of the Jerusalem Open House, the LGBT community center in Jerusalem. Noa was also the Executive Director of MEET, a non-profit organization that uses technology to create a common language between Israeli and Palestinian young leaders.