CONNECTIONS 2017

Lesley Sachs

Executive Director, Women of the Wall
Lesley Sachs

Lesley Sachs

Lesley Sachs was born in South Africa and raised in Haifa. She has had a long and successful career in advancing women’s rights and religious freedom in Israel. She served as Executive Director of the Israel Women’s Network for ten years before moving on to become Executive Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC). She served as Vice President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ) and was the founding director of “Project Kesher Israel,” an organization which empowers Russian-speaking female immigrants.