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JWF Monthly Advocacy Issues Update
The issues you care about - direct to your inbox.

Dear JWF Community:  

We are pleased to share the Advocacy Committee's January update, highlighting our grantees and the issues that impact Jewish women and girls.

We are proud to announce that our Facebook page is now live! Please visit and interact with our page - "like" it, share posts on your newsfeed, and "follow" us if you'd like to receive occasional updates on advocacy issues, grantees in the news, events, and more.

Please join us at the 2017 JWF Annual Meeting - the official kick-off of JWF's year-long 20th anniversary celebration! It promises to be an exciting day - complete with a JWF photo booth and a discussion about women in the rabbinate featuring Rabbis Rebecca Einstein Schorr and Alysa Mendelson Graf, co-editors of The Sacred Calling. Their conversation will explore the countless ways life has changed for Jewish women, and the Jewish community as a whole, in the four decades since the ordination of female rabbis. Bring a friend and register today!

We encourage you to take a moment today to take action on human trafficking. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and it is the perfect time to tell your Senators and Representatives that ending trafficking is a statement of Jewish values. Use NCJW's action form to email your representatives in Congress today!

Mazel tov to Sara Hurwitz, Co-Founder and Dean of JWF Grantee Yeshivat Maharat, who was selected to be a fellow in the inaugural cohort of the Wexner Field Fellowship!

As always, please feel free to pass along any content you would like us to share with our community of trustees, grantees, and partners - either in the Advocacy Update or on our Facebook page. We love to hear from you!

Sue Rifas, Advocacy Committee Chair
Mary Thomas, Program Associate

Grantees in the News
בא לך עליה? אז תתקשר 058-6444779
"Do You Really Want Her?"
ATZUM - Justice Works produces a provocative video to bring awareness to the issue of sex trafficking in Israel.
Q&A With Dr. Naomi Marmon Grumet, Founder of The Eden Center

Center for Women's Justice & Women of the Wall Hold a Hanukkah Candle-Lighting Ceremony at the Western Wall
Paamonim (a grantee of the Ellie Fund) Launches a New Campaign to Help Israeli Families in Economic Distress
Global News
 Israeli Supreme Court Ruling Favors Women’s Prayer at Western Wall
Armed with Faith and Kids, Haredi Women Set Eyes on Tech
Woman to Serve as Rabbinical Court Administrator in Efrat
How to Involve More Women and Girls in Engineering
UN Report: Majority of Trafficking Victims are Women & Girls
Security Council Condemns Human Trafficking in Strongest Terms
Moshe Katsav's Early Release - A Case of Preferential Treatment?
Domestic News
How Carrie Fisher Taught Me to be a "Bad Jewish Girl"


Amy Schumer’s Initiative to Help Women Become More Body Positive Is Everything We Need Right Now

An Uber Driver Saves 16-Year-Old Girl from Sex Trafficking

A New Tool for Jewish Educators to Address Sexual Harassment

Since the Election, More Than 4,500 Women Have Registered to Run for Office

No Man Is Above Unconscious Gender Bias In The Workplace - It's "Unconscious"

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