LESLEY SACHS 

FINE ART 

ABOUT ME 

MY STORY 

I arrived in Haifa Israel from South Africa at the age of 5. My entire adult life has been devoted to organizations and causes that concentrate on bringing about change in the realms of women's rights and religious freedom in Israel. 

I have held the positions of Executive Director of the Israel Women’s Network, Director of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), Vice President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism,  and founding director of Project Kesher Israel, an organization which empowers Russian- speaking immigrant women.

recently I served for 10 years as the  Executive Director of Women of the Wall (WOW). During my tenure the organization enjoyed  unprecedented growth and worlwide success. 

In 2014, I was awarded the National Council for Jewish Women’s Outstanding Israeli Feminist Award, honoring her many accomplishments. 

My Art

I started studying fine art in 2017 in Jerusalem with the artist Daliya Segev Furman, and since then have continued to study with  many different teachers and artists finding myself attracted to oil painting though I sometimes paint with acrylic .

I see myself as a social change agent through art as the same social injustices which have concerned and disquieted me over the years are the main topics of my art: Gender inequality, fundamentalism and theocracy, poverty and so on.

My painting is realistic and via the images I choose I hope to evoke that important feeling which leads to the recognition of an injustice which hopefully will be followed by involvement and activism.  

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