Presented by Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis University Fellow Stacie Schwartz for Black History Month:
Come hear Pastor Kasomo and Naama Haviv speak on the current state of the Congo followed by a performance by the “Women of Good News” choir. 5 dollars admission and all proceeds go to the Chambucha Rape and Crisis Center in Congo.
|Where:||Loyola Marymount University|
Bring your friends and pool up for Next Gen’s biggest event to date, featuring blackjack, craps, roulette, and texas hold-em.
New to the casino scene? Real casino-trained dealers will teach you to play!
All profits are being donated to Jewish World Watch.
$25 RSVP online / $30 at Door
Entry cost gets you two drink tokens (more for purchase) and a set of chips.
VBSnextGen is a home for young Jewish couples at Valley Beth Shalom: providing a platform to lead, make a difference, form lasting friendships, cultivate Jewish life and help build the future VBS family. All young Jewish couples are welcome at their events.
|Where:||Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, California 91436|
Naama Haviv, Assistant Director at Jewish World Watch, will return to Ahavat Torah on Saturday, January 19, 2013, 1-3 PM, to give an update on the international progress to make genocide illegal, and the obstacles to enforcement. She will discuss the situation in the Congo and refugees in Sudan, and JWW’s advocacy programs in the US. Naama will also report on the I Witness Awards that took place earlier this year.
|Where:||Village Lutheran Church, 343 Church Lane, L.A. 90049|
Want to become a stronger advocate?
Take a day to learn essential advocacy skills.
JWW would like to invite you to a advocacy training day, focusing on tools to create a successful congressional
You will be organized into your district groups in order to develop your skills as a team. The chairs of your delegation will be responsible for the background and advocacy asks, leaving other members of the delegation free to hone their personal stories.
For those of you that were able to join us on our Hear Her Voice advocacy trip to DC last February, this will both be an excellent review and a time to expand your skills.
The training will take place at the JWW office.
Please RSVP here at your earliest convenience. You may direct any questions you have to Liz, our Outreach and Advocacy Associate, at email@example.com. Please note that we ask for your home address so we can organize you into the appropriate district delegations.
We hope you will join us for this intensive afternoon.
Naama Haviv Vaughan Meyer
Assistant Director Advocacy Committee Chair
P.S. Feel free to extend this invitation to anyone else you feel would benefit from this training– especially if they are from other congressional districts!
Move your body and spirit at Step Up for Sudan. This evening of dance supports the Solar Cooker Project, protecting Darfuri women and girls from rape and attack when they leave the refugee camps in search of firewood to cook their meals.
You will learn a blend of dance from around the world while hearing firsthand accounts of the brave and resilient women whose very survival depends on the Solar Cooker Project.
Your participation will provide one family in a refugee camp with an entire year of solar cooking.
Together we can make a difference – and have a great time doing it!
Purchase your tickets here or below. To avoid processing fees, you may call the office at 818.501.1836 or mail a check to 5551 Balboa Blvd., Encino CA 91316.
|Where:||Temple Isaiah, 10345 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90064|
JWW is proud to present its annual I Witness Award to Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). As Prosecutor, Ocampo was responsible for the indictments of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir and Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony and the prosecution of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga, the first criminal to be tried and convicted by the court.
JWW Co-Founder Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis will present the award. John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project, will interview Prosecutor Ocampo.
Join us for this incredible evening to celebrate the progress we have made towards forging sustainable peace through the pursuit of justice.
Tickets are $20 for General Admission. Student rates are available. You may purchase tickets below or at this link.
The Awards will be held at UCLA Hillel. Light refreshments will be provided.
Parking is available at UCLA Structure 2 for $11. Guests should enter the permit parking lot of Structure 2 from the north side at Hilgard and Westholme.
To get to Hillel from the lot, exit the north side of the parking structure. Cross Hilgard at Westholme. Continue up Hilgard towards Strathmore, and Hillel will be on your right.
|Where:||Hillel at UCLA, 574 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024|
JWW Co-Founder and President Janice Kamenir-Reznik will be speaking about her transition from a practicing lawyer to founding JWW and how the law and her legal training affect and inform the work of JWW. A Q&A session will follow her talk.
Free lunch will be served.
|Where:||USC Gould School of Law, Musick Law Building, Room 7|
Join the Spirit! Kindred Spirits 2012 at Walt Disney Concert Hall will benefit Jewish World Watch. Performers include Julie Silver, Amick Byram, Cassie LaRocca, Ilan Davidson and the 60-voice Faithful Central Bible Church choir with the L.A. Jewish Symphony, along with celebrity guest appearances from Ed Asner, Denzel Whitaker, and more.
|Where:||Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012|
The 6th Annual Los Angeles Walk will take place on Sunday, May 20 at 9 AM at Pan Pacific Park, raising awareness and funds to provide vital resources for those suffering from the horrors of genocide
Anyone and everyone can help! Join or start a walk team, walk as an individual, make a donation, volunteer or become a sponsor! There is no fitness requirement for this family-friendly 5K walk, so everyone can participate and enjoy.
Take one step closer to a world without genocide. With your help we will raise thousands of dollars to help realize a better future for people around the world suffering human rights abuses.
For more information please contact Walk Coordinator Jenny Pinzari at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818.501.1836.
|Where:||Pan Pacific Park, 141 South Gardner Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036|