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Events & Activities

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DIVORCE DENIED - Movie in Hebrew With English Subtitles with special guest speaker

Sunday, 6 August 2023 at 19:15 - 22:00

Yad Lebanim, Achuza Raanana, Raanana

ESRA members NIS 40 | Non-members NIS 65


ESRA Ra'anana Branch


No Jewish divorce is complete without the man literally giving the woman her freedom back. Divorce Denied follows several 'chained' women together with Batya Kahana Dror, a religious lawyer, who embarks on a struggle against the rabbinical courts. She believes the laws must be changed according to our time.

Special Guest Speaker
Shir Lavi Zenaty, Adv., Legal Department Director

Shir is a lawyer and social worker, a graduate of the KDC preparatory school ‘Beit Israel’, with a bachelor’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in law from the Hebrew University. The unique combination of her training as a both a social worker and lawyer contributes to her understanding of the legal and social challenges faced by women who are victims of divorce refusal, and the effect on their children. Shir has the ability to channel the legal process as an empowering tool as much as possible.

Prior to her role at Mevoi Satum, Shir specialized in the consulting and legislation department at the Ministry of Justice’s division of religious and family law. She has been active for six years in various organizations working to eradicate divorce refusals and its consequences. Her expertise is in dealing with the difficulties which arise due to the application of religious law within the framework of civil law. In addition, she raises the awareness of these problems and the need to solve them.

Reception with light refreshments 7:15 p.m.
Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

Additional screenings: 
Netanya - Thursday 7th September