A 10th Anniversary Celebration of
The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking

Thursday, January 19, 20175:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Jewish Community Federation Boardroom

Featured speakers:

Rabbi Doug Kahn & Former California State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Sally Lieber

In 2006, the National Council of Jewish Women collaborated with Jewish Family and Children's Services, New Israel Fund and Jewish Community Relations Council to create The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking (JCEHT) with a goal to broaden the understanding in the Jewish community regarding the crime of human trafficking/modern-day slavery and to work toward its eradication.

On January 19, we gathered together with Jewish community leaders and local government officials and politicians to celebrate the JCEHT's 10 year dedicated work and recognize its founding organizations and activists. For 10 years the Coalition has been advocating on behalf of those trapped in modern-day slavery and educating the community about the need prosecute and punish the traffickers.

Norma Satten and libby denebeim - JCEHT’s co-founders

Norma Satten and libby denebeim - JCEHT’s co-founders

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.


The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Collaboration with the Israeli Consulate General in San Francisco and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking

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

Download the flyer HERE.

Find more information about IsraAID HERE.

San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Closing Event: Panel Discussion & Honoring the Teen Poster Contest Winners

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking & National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco

February 10, 2016
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Library

At this event we honored the winners of the 2016 Teen Poster and Writing contests. Youth from across the Bay Area will gathered to share experiences in anti-trafficking advocacy and prevention.Youth speakers shared at the event how you can help fight human trafficking in your own back yard and rescue the victims. There were many special performances, including one from the Regent Collective Dance Company from Notre Dame High School.
Download the Teen Poster Contest rules and application HERE
Download the Teen Writing Contest rules and application HERE

Photo: Margarita Nikolova

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

The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking: International and Comparative Perspectives

January 14, 2016
San Francisco Jewish Community Center, Kanbar Hall

Co-sponsored by SFCAHT, JCEHT, and the Consulate Generals of Germany, Mexico, and Israel, over 250 people- law enforcement, city officials, non-profit victim service providers, local social justice activists and community members- attended this 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 explored 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.  

or additional resources provided by Dr. Shmueli click HERE

Download the event flyer HERE 

Film Screening of Not My Life & Panel Presentation

January 13,2016 | Our Lady of the Visitacion Catholic School San Francisco

Inspiring anti-trafficking awareness program of the National Council of Jewish Women San Francisco (NCJWSF) in collaboration with U.S. Fund for UNICEF gathered more than 200 parents, teachers and students at Our Lady of the Visitacion Catholic School San Francisco! Following the screening of Not My Life documentary, NCJWSF Board member, Federal Judge Marianna Warmee, NCJWSF Executive Director, Antonia Lavine and Chandni Jain from U.S. Fund for UNICEF presented about modern day slavery in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Kick-Off Press Conference & Modern-day Abolitionist Award Ceremony

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking & National Council of Jewish Women of San Francisco

January 12, 2016, 
San Francisco City Hall, Room 408

Top government officials and law enforcement presented about their anti-trafficking priorities. We also honored the recipient(s) of the 2016 Modern-day Abolitionist Award. Speakers included 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


Photo: Margarita Nikolova

Panel Presentation on Human Trafficking

Wednesday, April 25, 2015                                                                                                               Sunnyvale

On behalf of the Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Jerilyn Gelt, JPAC's Chair and JCRC's Board Member and Antonia Lavine, NCJW San Francisco's Executive Director and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking's Coordinator presented in front of a group of 40 Jewish/Israeli professionals in Silicon Valley to raise awareness about human trafficking. After their presentation, followed by a screening of a documentary on the theme of child sex trafficking, Jerilyn and Antonia answered questions from the audience.

Discussion with: Tamara Newman Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, Israel

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street, Room 205

For over 15 years, the staff and volunteers of the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants in Israel have been identifying changes and patterns in human trafficking and migration. Tamara Newman brought insight from the Hotline’s work on protecting the rights of refugees, migrant workers, and victims of human trafficking. Download Flyer HERE.

Tamara Newman is the Director of Resource Development at the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants. She made Aliya to Israel from Australia in February 2013 prior to which she worked on the launch of the New Israel Fund in Australia. Hotline for Refugees and Tamara Newman are grantees of NCJW Inc. and New Israel Fund.

Luring Children into Sex Trafficking: Examining Recruitment Tactics Used by Traffickers

February 9, 2015

The Jewish Community Federation Board Room, 2nd Floor
121 Steuart St., San Francisco

JCEHT in collaboration with Shared Hope International presented a panel discussion and screening of “Chosen” (Click HERE for the trailer) to learn about the ways traffickers are recruiting children into sex trafficking, and how to identify and prevent such victimization.

Among the panelists were Laurel Botsford, Shared Hope Ambassador,Cari Herthel, a trafficking survivor, and Sergeant Antonio Flores, SF Police Department's Special Victims Unit.

Film Screenings and Panel Discussions of “Not My Life”

Mar., Aug. & Sept. 2014 | Seton Medical Center and Temple B’nai Emunah

NCJWSF organized a series of film screenings and panel discussions on human trafficking issues, most recently at Seton Medical Center in collaboration with the Mayor of Daly City, David Canepa. Our featured speakers included: Sally Lieber, Former Pro-Temp Assemblywoman; Sister Caterina Chu, Daughters of Charity; Nancy Goldberg, SFCAHT’s Co-Chair; Marianna Warmee, Federal Administrative Judge, EEOC; and Antonia Lavine, President of NCJWSF and JCEHT Chair. Mayor Canepa presented NCJWSF with a letter of recognition.

Many thanks to April Lapidus, Memberships Chair, for organizing this series of events. Special thanks to Sandra Gordon and Pamela DiGiovanni for their remarkable leadership and collaboration with Mayor Canepa.

A Celebration of the Production of the Anti-Trafficking Opera Anya17

February 27, 2014

The German Residence, 1960 Jackson Street, San Francisco

German Consulate, Opera Parallèle, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking and San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking co-sponsored a reception to promote the upcoming American Premier of Adam Gorb’s powerful anti-trafficking opera, Anya17

Featured Speaker: Former Speaker pro tem of the California Assembly, Sally Lieber

2014 Modern Day Abolitionist Award Ceremony and Panel Presentation on Discouraging Demand

February 11, 2014

San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium

Supervisor Katy Tang presented SFCAHT's 2014 Modern Abolitionist Awards to Genice Jacobs, Diana Oliva-Aroche and San Francisco Police Department Special Victim Unit’s Human Trafficking Task Force  Panelists identified the most vexing challenges in addressing the issue of trafficking demand.

SFCAHT's Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Month Kickoff 

January 10, 2014

San Francisco City Hall, Room 400

Awards presented to the winners of the 2014 Anti-Human Trafficking Teen Poster Contest. Launching of the San Francisco Human Trafficking Public Notice Campaign.

Modern-Day Slavery in the Workplace

December 16, 2013

The Jewish Community Federation Board Room, Second Floor, 121 Steuart St, San Francisco, CA

Experts from the Equal Employment Commission and the U.S. Departments of Labor and Homeland Security discussed the complex dynamics of labor trafficking crimes.

Screening of the Spanish Version of "Not My Life", a Film About Human Trafficking

November 14, 2013

Gallery of the Mexican Consulate General, 532 Folsom St, San Francisco

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, and U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The screening was followed by a panel presentation in Spanish to further explore the issue of human trafficking. Featured Speakers:

Tony Flores from the SF Police Department's Special Victims Unit; Jadma Noronha, the Anti-trafficking Program Manager at SAGE; Delia Montiel and Amanda Reichmuth, Victim/Witness Advocates, SF DA’s Office Juvenile Division. 

Training on Combating Human Trafficking for professionals, advocates and activists

January 26, 2011

Jewish Family and Children Services, Olive Room

Featured Speakers: Lt. John Vanek, Human Trafficking Task Force, San Jose Police Department; Cindy Liou, Staff Attorney, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach; Mollie Ring, Director of Trafficking Programs, Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE) Project; Lt. Mary Petrie, Vice Crimes/Human Trafficking Unit, San Francisco Police Department

Moderator: Jerilyn Gelt, Jewish Community Relations Council

Why is Human Trafficking a Jewish Issue?

February 3, 2010

Jewish Family and Children Services, Library

Featured speakers: Rabbi Jonathan Jaffe, Congregation Emanu-El; Becky Buckwald, New Israel Fund; Lisa Caper, Jewish Family and Children Services; Antonia Lavine, National Council of Jewish Women

Moderator: Nancy Goldberg, Co-Chair, San Francisco Collaborative against Human Trafficking

San Francisco Community Convening Forum against Human Trafficking

Community-based service providers, advocacy groups, City departments, criminal justice, health and mental health providers working together to build a local collaboration against human trafficking

February 24, 2009

Milton Marks Conference Center. 455 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco

Honorary Event Chair: Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Co-Sponsors: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, Mayor Gavin Newsom, President of Board of Supervisors David Chiu, District Attorney Kamala Harris

Hosts: San Francisco Department and Commission on the Status of Women, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking, Asian Anti-Trafficking Collaborative, Standing Against Global Exploitation (SAGE)


Building the Bay Area Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking

February 2, 2009

University of San Francisco Campus

The Not for Sale Campaign and the University of San Francisco Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, together with The Jewish Coalition to End Human Trafficking explore ways we must combat human trafficking in the Bay Area and beyond

Featured speakers: Professor David Batstone, Not For Sale’s President, Professor Aaron J. Hahn Tapper, the Director of the Swig Program in Jewish Studies and Social Justice, and Mark Wexler, Not For Sale’s Faith Based Director

Freedom Seder to End Human Trafficking

March 30, 2008

Christ Episcopal Church, Los Altos, CA

Led by Rabbi Joel Fleekop and Ven. Jian Hu

Featured speakers: Assamblywoman Sally Lieber, Sgt. John Vanek, San Jose Police Department and Norma Hotaling, Founder and Executive Director of SAGE Project/human trafficking survivor

San Francisco's Response to the Human Trafficking Crisis 

September 26, 2007

Jewish Family and Children Services, Olive Room

Featured speaker: Dr Johnson Ojo, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Moderator: Norma Satten, National Council of Jewish Women

Future Directions: Ending Human Trafficking by Legislative Means

February 3, 2007

Jewish Family and Children Service, Olive Room

Featured speakers: Leland Yee, Assistant President Pro Tempore of the California Senate and Fiona Ma, Majority Whip of the California Assembly

Moderated by Steve Rothman, New Israel Fund

Discussion on Human Trafficking with District Attorney Kamala Harris

September 20, 2006

Jewish Family and Children Services, Olive Room

Discussion and luncheon with District Attorney Kamala Harris, moderated by Steve Rothman, Executive Director of New Israel Fund.

District Attorney Harris spoke about the growing tragedy of human trafficking and what we can do to stop this problem.