JTS Launches A Month of Social Action: Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Jewish Theological Seminary
invites you to join us for

Jewish Social Action Month at JTS
Heshvan 5774

Standing Together against Slavery

Action is the magic word that stands at the center of the global initiative called Jewish Social Action Month. Occurring each year during the Hebrew month of Heshvan, Jewish institutions of every kind devote extra time and energy to tikkun 'olam, repairing our world. This year, join The Jewish Theological Seminary in its exploration of sex trafficking, how that exploitation affects the Jewish community, and what each one of us can do to stop it.

Workshops are supported by JTS's Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim: The Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach and UJA-Federation of New York.

Standing against Slavery
T'ruah and GEMS experts talk about the 21 million slaves being trafficked now.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

"Those Women": Sex Trafficking of Jews in Brazil (1850s–1930s)
Artist Elianna Renner discusses Jewish women enslaved in Rio de Janeiro.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Tracking the Trafficked
(through Art)
How can art help? Elianna Renner talks about her global project on sex trafficking.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 12:10–1:10 p.m. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.

Standing Together—and Reaching Out
Join us to assemble care packages for those who have been trafficked.
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m.-Noon; LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED.

Very Young Girls
: The Trap and Escape from Sex Trafficking
An exposé of sex trafficking that follows 13 and 14 year old girls in New York City.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED.

A Service of Hope and Healing
Join together for a service of hope and healing: prayer, story, song, and reflection.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00–8:15 p.m.

Donate to Help Children, Teens, and Adult Survivors of Sex Trafficking
Do something extra: drop off donations at JTS by October 20, 2013. Please Give.

RSVP to one or all of these events at rudecalo@jtsa.edu.

Would you like to invite friends to help? Contact Ruth Decalo (rudecalo@jtsa.edu) at the JTS Office of Student Life-we'd love your help in spreading the word.