MK Rachel Azaria
“Adapting the changing reality to the challenges of life in the State of Israel, the labor market, urban planning, equal parenting and reconciliation between the different tribes in the nation.”
Chairwoman of the Reform Committee Former Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem and Chairwoman of the Yerushalmi faction, served in a number of political, public, and social roles, and led the issue of cost of living to families over the past seven years.
Member of the Finance and Internal Affairs Committees. One of the leaders of the social protests of summer 2011, is leading the process of subsidizing preschools and kindergartens in Jerusalem and leading the process of transforming all kindergartens in the country into state subsidized daycare centers.
Led the introduction of healthy food to the Jerusalem daycare centers and initiated a “Aruchah 10” for healthy nutrition in educational institutions.
Initiated and implemented a first-of-its-kind program to extend the school year in Jerusalem kindergartens – “the 11th month”.
During Operation Protective Edge she led the establishment of a hotline for the families of army reservists, which helped hundreds of families with meals, transportation, babysitting services, psychological assistance, and more.
One of the leaders in the struggle against the exclusion of women in the public sphere in Jerusalem.
She managed the “Mavoi Satum” organization, which assists women who have been refused a Jewish divorce (Get).
She completed her BA in Psychology with honors and MA in conflict resolution at the Hebrew University.
Graduate of the Mandel Institute for Educational Leadership.
37, married with four children, lives in the Katamonim neighborhood of Jerusalem.