CONNECTIONS 2017

Attorney Miri Nahmias

Attorney, Israel Religious Action Center
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Attorney Miri Nahmias

Attorney Miri Nahmias has a Bachelor’s Degree in law, as well as in sociology and international relations, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Miri interned in the field of educational law at Kabiri, Nevo, Keidar & Co., also working in labor law, representing workers in mediation in Labor Court. She has worked at the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) since 2013. Miri grew up in Jerusalem as a member of Kehillat Kol Haneshama, there she was a youth leader in Noar Telem (the Reform youth movement in Israel), and returned there after her army service as the Leadership and Education Coordinator for the Reform Movement. Miri worked for many years in informal education, facilitating dialogue groups and writing educational programs in the framework of Progressive Judaism, as well as coordinating programs for foreign students as part of Netzer Olami. In her work today as an attorney at IRAC, Miri deals with freedom of religion, the exclusion of women, advancing public transportation on Shabbat, religion in the army, the legal representation of Reform communities, and guiding the Reform Movement in the field of educational law. Miri writes petitions to the Supreme Court and works on advancing policy in the field of freedom of religion. Miri lives in Shoham with her partner and two children.