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ACRI's New Executive Director

Noa Sattath
Noa Sattath

Dear friends,

I am delighted to announce that Noa Sattath has been selected to serve as ACRI’s new Executive Director. Noa will assume the role on November 1.

Over the past 11 years, Noa has run the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), where she was responsible for leading public strategy on religion and state, gender equality, and the struggle against racism. Among other things, she was a partner in leading significant processes of change, such as the struggles against the exclusion of women, the extremist organization Lehava, and the disqualification of racist, inciteful candidates from running for the Knesset.

Prior to her work at IRAC, Noa directed the Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance, where she was a partner in the historic process of leading the city's inaugural pride parades. Furthermore, Noa served as the CEO of MEET, an organization that uses technology to develop joint leadership among Israeli and Palestinian youth from Israel and the West Bank. Noa is a certified Reform rabbi, and has a master's degree in Jewish studies.

Noa is excited and enthusiastic to join ACRI's exceptionally skilled team, and in her words prior to assuming the role, she said: “Throughout nearly 50 years of existence, ACRI has influenced the shaping of the country, and spearheaded the struggle for a democratic, equitable, and just society. It is a great privilege for me to join ACRI's outstanding and skilful team, and to play a role in Israel’s leading, most senior human rights organization.”

The Board of Directors was deeply impressed by Noa’s experience and the vision she presented for ACRI before the challenges it faces. We wish her much success upon assuming the position in November.

While it’s not yet time for farewells, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Attorney Sharon Abraham-Weiss from the bottom of my heart, who has led ACRI for the past seven and a half years with dedicated professionalism toward important and ground-breaking achievements.

Warm wishes to Sharon and Noa, and best of luck to us all,


Rachel Liel,

Chair of ACRI’s Board


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