For the first time in its history, the Committee for the Selection of Judges on Thursday morning appointed a Haredi female judge, attorney Havi Toker from the Jerusalem District Attorney’s office.
שהחיינו וקיימו והגיענו לרגע הזה – היום מונתה שופטת חרדית ראשונה בישראל – עו”ד חוי טוקר, בת למשפחה חרדית מיוחסת. בנה משרת בגבעתי. ישכויח! עוד צעד בדרך להשתלבות מלאה של החרדיים בחיי המדינה. pic.twitter.com/xsJIJlflXT
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The committee, which has appointed 26 new judges and functionaries in different courts across the country, is expected to appoint two new supreme court judges by the end of the day Thursday.
Supreme Court President, Justice Esther Hayut, and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked issued a statement welcoming all the new judges and praising the appointment of Judge Varda Wirth Livne as the new president of the National Labor Court, and Havi Toker as the first female Haredi judge, to serve in the Jerusalem Magistrate Court.
A graduate of a Beis Yaakov school in B’nei B’rak, Toker holds a law degree from the Ramat Gan Academic College of Law and an LL.M. from the Hebrew University. She began working in the courts in 2003, as a student, later as an intern at traffic court, and then as legal assistant in the Jerusalem District Court until 2011. In 2011, she worked as an attorney for the police internal affairs dept. and as of October 2012 an attorney in the Jerusalem District Attorney’s office. Her son serves in the IDF.