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Women in the Workforce Conference. Global & Domestic Perspectives. Featured speaker: Mariam Kabha, Commissioner of Social Equality, Israeli Ministry of Labor  

November 16, 2016, 8:30am - 3:30pm

African American Art & Culture Center San Francisco

Stay tuned for more event details.


The Refugee Crisis and Human Trafficking Explosion throughout the Middle East and Europe: Jews Muslims and Christians join forces in refugee assistance and human trafficking prevention.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Jewish Family and Children's Services, San Francisco

Reception, Video Screening and Panel Discussion with IsraAID's:

Chief Operating Officer - Navonel Glick (Voni)

Emergency Medical Team Leader - Dr. Iris Adler

Global Partnership Director - Yotam Polizer

Find more information about IsraAID HERE.

The Struggle for Women's Justice under the Jewish Law in Israel

March 21, 2016

National Council of Jewish Women, San Francisco

Presentation and discussion featuring Susan Weiss, Executive Director, Center for Women's Justice in Jerusalem.

Find more about Susan Weiss HERE

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

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 
3:00pm- Film Screening, 5:30pm- Presentation and Discussion

The Jewish Film Institute, 145- 9th st, San Francisco  

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, 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. Learn about the work New Israel Fund and National Council of Jewish Women are doing to achieve marriage equality in Israel.

This event is sponsored by the NCJW San Francisco and NIF, in partnership with Congregation Emanu-El, Congregation Rodef Sholom, the Jewish Film Institute, Shalom Bayit, Sherith Israel, and The Kitchen.

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

January 14, 2016
Jewish Community Federation Boardroom

At this event, sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Dr. Shmueli, Israel’s National Anti-trafficking Coordinator, presented 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, introduced Dr. Shmueli and addressed the audience.

Download event flyer HERE

From the Holocaust to Darfur - Stanford

September 19, 2014

Hillel, Koret Pavillion at the Ziff Center, Stanford University - 565 Mayfield Avenue, Stanford

Discussion about genocide refugees in Africa and around the world with the speakers: Mark Hetfield (CEO and President HIAS), Joyce Kanja (Country Director, Chad HIAS), and                                        Ahmed Adam (Sudan Advisor,                                                Columbia University).

From the Holocaust to Darfur - San Francisco

September 18, 2014

African American Art & Culture Complex - 762 Fulton St., San Francisco

Discussion about genocide refugees in Africa and around the world with the speakers: Mark Hetfield (CEO and President HIAS), Joyce Kanja (Country Director, Chad HIAS), and                                         Ahmed Adam (Sudan Advisor,                                               Columbia University).

The Bay Stands With Israel Rally

Sunday, July 3, 2014, 12:00 pm

Civic Center, San Francisco

Three thousand people joined the Bay Stands With Israel rally to show their support to Israel and peace. Thirty-eight organizations, including NCJW San Francisco Section, co-sponsored the rally.

                                      Photo credit: Miri Ekshtein.

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