Religious Affairs in Israel
A joint operation of the Masorti Movement and the Rabbinical Assembly of Israel, the Religious Affairs Bureau focuses on religious affairs, in Israel, issues and concerns covering the entire span of the Jewish life cycle, including births, Brit Milah (circumcisions), Bar/Bat Mitzvoth, weddings, conversions and burials in an atmosphere of inclusiveness and respect.
Highly experienced staff provide legal assistance to individuals who may need help navigating Israel’s complicated marriage, divorce, and conversion laws. Such situations may be difficult to solve alone, and the Religious Affairs Bureau helps with these sometimes confusing processes.
The Religious Affairs Bureau also arranges Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and other religious ceremonies at Azrat Yisrael, formally known as Robinson’s Arch (The Masorti Kotel), the egalitarian section of the Western Wall.
For information about egalitarian prayer services and life cycle ceremonies at the Western Wall, including a form for making reservations there, click here. For additional inquiries about life cycle ceremonies, please contact Rabbi Sandra Kochman.
This program is supported by grants from the Jewish Agency for Israel and the JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.
Director: Rabbi Andrew Sacks
Address: POB 7559, Jerusalem 91074 ISRAEL
Phone: +972 (2) 624 6510 ext 30
Fax: +972 (2) 624 6869