8:30 am08:30

Women in the Workforce Conference: A Forum on Global Issues and Actions

  • African American Art & Culture Center, 762 Fulton Street

This conference is hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco and the Consulate Generals of Israel and Mexico. The forum is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. 

Join us as representatives of government agencies, foreign governments, corporations, and non-profit organizations speak about existing policies and practices to successfully integrate women into the workforce. Learn more about the details in the afternoon breakout workshops. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Secretary of Labor's Regional Representative, Elmy Bermejo. Other featured speakers and moderators are Mariam Kabaha, Commissioner of Social Equality, Israeli Ministry of Economy; Nancy Kirshner Rodgriguez, Executive Director, CA Commission on the Status of Women and Girls; Emily Murase, Executive Director, SF Department on the Status of Women; and a representative of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

Stay tuned for further information about the conference sessions and speakers. 

7:00 pm19:00

"Sharing the Work" presentation by Professor and Feminist Myra Strober

  • Jewish Community Library

Professor Strober will discuss her new book, Sharing the Work: What My Family and Career Taught Me about Breaking Through (and Holding the Door Open for Others)

A memoirSharing the Work reflects on Professor Strober’s revolutionary life, from her Brooklyn childhood (and her shock at age twelve when she was banished to the women’s balcony at synagogue) to her groundbreaking Stanford University seminar on women and work.

A labor economist, she is professor emerita at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University, and professor of economics at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She was founding director of Stanford’s Center for Research on Women (now the Clayman Institute for Research on Women in Gender) and president of the International Association for Feminist Economics.

For more information visit:


8:30 am08:30

Cyberstalking Symposium (Marin County District Attorney's Office )

Location: Marin County Civic Center
                   Board of Supervisors Chambers
                   Room 330, 3rd Floor
                    Administrative Building
                    3501 Civic Center Drive
                    San Rafael, CA

Registration: RSVP required by 9/26 HERE
Contact: Dori Ahana at or Stephany Tone at

Four presentations on combating cyberstalking: prosecuting cyber-stalking cases, protecting victims by managing and monitoring offenders, combating revenge porn and digital abuse, and how to locate and defeat cyberstalkers. 

12:00 pm12:00

SFCAHT General Meetting


San Francisco Federal Building       
Conference Center
Room B-020 90 7th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Presentation by representatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on their programs to prevent human trafficking and train professionals. 


3:30 pm15:30

Project Roshni's Human Trafficking Awareness Event

Location: Sunnyvale Hindu Temple Auditorium, 
               450 Persian Drive, Sunnyvale CA 94089

Meet and Greet with  Dr. Sunitha Krishnan, leader of Prajwala, an anti-trafficking NGO based out of Hyderabad, AP, which has been working on the prevention, rescue, rehabilitation, reintegration, and advocacy since 1996. 

6:30 pm18:30

Honoring of NCJWSF at SFCASA's 25th Anniversary Gala


Date: Friday, May 13th, 2016

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location:The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

Description: The Board of Directors of San Francisco CASA has selected The National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco, along with the Junior League of San Francisco, as honorees at SFCASA's upcoming 25th Anniversary Fostering Change Gala. The two organizations came together to found San Francisco CASA in its original incarnation in the 1980’s. We would like to honor your organization for introducing CASA to San Francisco.

Join SFCASA and 500 Bay Area leaders and community members to toast 25 years of serving 1,600 foster youth and supporting 1,400 advocates who have given 665,000 volunteer hours in San Francisco! We are delighted to invite you to SFCASA’s 25thAnniversary Fostering Change Gala on Friday, May 13, 2016 at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.

The celebration will include cocktails, dinner, great music, an inspiring program and both live and silent auctions. Let’s raise a glass to our special honorees who introduced CASA to San Francisco – The Junior League of San Francisco and National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco and to our 25 years of transforming the lives of foster youth.

The 25th Anniversary Fostering Change Gala will ensure foster youth have an individual advocate to fight for their best interests. Safety, consistency, and a nurturing environment can unleash the potential in any youth and put them on the path to success. Your contribution to the Fostering Change Gala will support SFCASA’s ambitious plans to rapidly expand our impact on our city’s most vulnerable young people over the coming four years.

Please join us for a memorable and meaningful evening!

You can purchase your table and ticket sponsorships here.


3:00 pm15:00

"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Asalem" & A Conversation on Marriage, Divorce, and Other Trials Faced By Women in Israel

Date: Sunday, March 6, 2016
Time: 3pm- Film Screening

          5:30pm- Presentation and Discussion
Location: The Jewish Film Institute, 145-9th Street, San Francisco

Description: In Israel, rites of passage - including conversion, marriage, and divorce- are the sole domain of the Orthodox Rabbinate. The Orthodox rabbinical courts are the only bodies in Israel with the power to settle a divorce. Part of that process involves a gett (the document that releases a wife from marriage). In order to obtain a gett and finalize a divorce, some Jewish women have been compelled to give up parental rights or pay large sums of money.

Join us for a screening of the celebrated film Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, which tells the story of one woman's pursuit of a gett, followed by a presentation and conversation with the New Israel Fund's May Pundak, Israeli civil rights attorney and activist.

We will learn about the state of marriage and divorce in Israel, as well as a new campaign by NIF's New Generations (young adult group) calling on Israel to enact legislation guaranteeing marriage equality in Israel.

This event is sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women and New Israel Fund, in partnership with Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Rodef Sholom, the Jewish Film Institute, Sherith Israel, and The Kitchen.

3:30 pm15:30

Next Generation Meeting at Urban Putt

Next Gen offers volunteers the opportunity to take action, become a positive force for social change and enjoy hanging out with other young adults in the Bay Area. This is the organization that allows you to use your skills and develop ones you didn’t even realize you had, to improve the lives of women, children and families. Through our dedicated volunteers we become a stronger force to meet social needs and a louder voice to champion social change. We hope you will choose to join us in the great work that we are doing. You get as much as you give.

The next meeting will be held at San Francisco's Urban Putt, located near 22nd and mission. Tee-Off at 3:30pm, Mini Meeting in restaurant at 5pm.

5:30 pm17:30

The Advanced Israeli Model to Fight Human Trafficking: How Israel Joined the Front Runners

Join us as Dr. Shmueli, Israel’s National Anti-trafficking Coordinator, presents about the successful complex of anti-trafficking policies and legislative solutions that lead to the ranking of Israel as one of the leading nations in the global fight against modern-day slavery.  Dr. Andy David, Consul General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, will introduce Dr. Shmueli and address the audience. Download event flyer HERE

RSVP: Register HERE

Location: Jewish Community Federation Boardroom

12:00 pm12:00

The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking: International and Comparative Perspectives

It is with great pleasure that we and SFCAHT invite you to a special event being held in partnership with the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT) and the Consulates General of Germany, Israel and Mexico.  Join us for a very special reception and program featuring the Consul General of Germany, Stefan Schlueter, the Consul General of Mexico, Dr. Andres Roemer Slomianski, and the Israeli National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Dr. Merav Shmueli, as we explore important and fascinating issues such as:
*How are these nations addressing human trafficking in their own countries and what can we learn from their comparative anti-trafficking models? 
*What are the most important international aspects of trafficking here in the Bay Area? 
Mingle with diplomats of Mexico, Germany and Israel while enjoying the cuisine of each country and gaining insight into the international nuances of anti-trafficking.  

 This event is sold out, but you can be put on the wait-list by registering HERE and we will do everything we can to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.

Location: San Francisco Jewish Community Center, Kanbar Hall

10:00 am10:00

Kick-Off Press Conference and Modern-day Abolitionist Award Ceremony

Join us as top government officials and law enforcement present about their anti-trafficking priorities. We will also be honoring the recipient(s) of the 2016 Modern-day Abolitionist Award. Speakers include the following officials:

• Acting United States Attorney, Northern District of California, Brian Stretch
• San Francisco Mayor’s Director of Violence Prevention, Diana Oliva-Aroche
• San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon
• Regional Representative for the United States Secretary of Labor, Elmy Bermejo
• San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang
• Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge Ryan Spradlin
• Northern California Regional Intelligence Center Director Mike Sena
• Health and Human Services Regional Administrator Robert Garcia
• SFPD Deputy Chief TBA
• California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Special Assistant on Human Trafficking, 
Monica Ramirez

Location: San Francisco City Hall, Room 408

Contact: Antonia Lavine at (415) 283-6760 or

5:30 pm17:30

Hanukkah Party

Venue kindly provided by NCJW President Dena Gardi at the home of her parents Tanette and Daniel Goldberg