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9th Annual Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide
Apr 19, 2015


9th Annual Los Angeles Walk to End Genocide

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Click here for more info: la.walktoendgenocide.org

Where: Pan Pacific Park, 7600 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
"One Life at a Time" Exhibit
Apr 15, 2015


“One Life at a Time” Exhibit

UCLA exhibit

One Life at a Time is a photography and multimedia exhibit that displays Jewish World Watch’s decade of advocacy efforts and on-the-ground projects to fight genocide and aid victims in Darfur and the Congo. The exhibit depicts these conflicts through the lens of a growing advocacy organization in search of solutions. It draws on photographs, personal narratives, informational displays to offer a glimpse into victims’ stories, while inspiring audiences to understand their unique potential to change lives.
Co-sponsored by Jewish World Watch.

WHEN: April 15, 2015 at 7pm – 9pm

WHERE: The Dortort Center – Hillel at UCLA, 574 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Google map and directions)

CONTACT: Perla Karney · perla@uclahillel.org · 310-208-3081 x108

RSVP: here

3rd Annual Conejo Valley Walk to End Genocide
Apr 12, 2015


3rd Annual Conejo Valley Walk to End Genocide

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Click here for more information:
conejovalley.walktoendgenocide.org

Where: Temple Etz Chaim
Screening of "Weapons of the Spirit"
Mar 29, 2015


Screening of “Weapons of the Spirit”

 

MV5BMTk3MTA2MTk0Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDIwMDgxMQ@@._V1_SX214_AL_ The Movie:

During World War II, in and around one village in Nazi-occupied France, 5,000 Jews were sheltered —by 5,000 Christians!

The astonishing story of a unique conspiracy of goodness.

This is a story Pierre Sauvage was born to tell: born and protected in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, he returned just in time to preserve the memory.

The Event:

This is a free event. Donations will be solicited for JWW’s Walk to End Genocide.

Where: Laemmle's Music Hall 3, 9036 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Mar 29, 2015


Screening of Academy Award Nominee “Virunga”

The Movie:

In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places in the world and home to the last of the mountain gorillas.

In this wild, enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers – including a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a Belgian conservationist – protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo’s rich natural resources.

When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war in May 2012, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they’ve worked so hard to protect.

VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world has forgotten and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary.

The Event:

JWW’s outgoing Assistant Director/Panzi Foundation USA’s Executive Director Naama Haviv will be speaking. This is a free event. Donations will be solicited for JWW’s Walk to End Genocide.

Where: Town Center Laemmle, 17200 Ventura Blvd #121, Encino, CA 91316
Mar 24, 2015


Survivor Talk at Temple Isaiah

Temple Isaiah warmly welcomes all members of the community to join us in our sanctuary to hear from Michele Cohen-Rodriguez, a brave Shoah survivor taken from Paris as a young girl.  Ms. Cohen-Rodriguez is an activist with a miraculous story about the power of courage to stand up against forces of evil in our world.  Elie Wiesel has taught that   “If we have learned one thing from our past, it is that to live through dramatic events is not enough; one has to share them and transform them into acts of conscience.”  Please come to be inspired by our speaker and join forces with her in supporting JWW’s Annual Walk to End Genocide.

When: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Where: Temple Isaiah, Sanctuary, 10345 W. Pico Blvd., LA 90064

Parking: available for free across the street at Rancho Park Golf Course.

Mar 11, 2015


Cooking with a Pinch of Mitzvah

Farm to Table in Brentwood

Picklin’ – Wed., March 11, 11:30am

 


$75 per person*

Class held at a private home. Address sent upon RSVP.
Attendance is limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Culinary expert Debbie Greenwood returns with special guest, Marcie Polier Swartz. Debbie is known for her versatility, technique, and amazing recipes; and Marcie has been growing her own fruits, vegetables, and berries and preserving for three decades. You will tour Marcie’s incredible “farm to table” grounds and be served light-lunch-fare from her exquisite garden and local food sources.

*All proceeds will benefit the Solar Cooker Project of Jewish World Watch. Your donation (the cooking class fee of $75) can provide two families in the Darfuri Refugee Camps with the training and supplies to solar cook for a year. 

 

This cooking series is underwritten by:
Marcie Polier Swartz, Diane Kabat, Debbie Greenwood, Penny Berns, Claudia Brown
& the Center for Social Justice Engagement of Stephen Wise Temple
Feb 21, 2015


Lemkin Summit: A National Gathering of the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders

Join us for the Lemkin Summit, a 3-day conference for the opportunity to connect and strategize with students and community activists from across the country who care about and are taking action toward ending and preventing Genocide and mass atrocities.

Please visit this page for more information and an application.

Where: Washington, DC
Jan 31, 2015


Sons of Congo: Making a Difference in our World, One Person at a Time

Join Ahavat Torah for a service themed around Sons of Congo! Please RSVP at (310) 362-1111.

Program:

  • 9:00AM – Deut. 21:10-11
  • 10 – 12:00PM- Theme Integrated into Service
  • 11:00AM – Pastor Kasereka Kasomo
  • 12:15-1:15PM – Potluck Dairy Lunch
  • 1:30 – 3:00PM – Program with Vaughan Meyer, JWW Board Member, Pastor Kasereka Kasomo of the African Christian Community Church, and Greg Metzger, Ahavat Torah’s Rabbinical Intern.

Sons of Congo is a men’s mentorship program. This program is aimed at creating a social change movement for the protection of women in the Congo. Sons of Congo provides a curriculum that draws on biblical lessons to demonstrate how women should be valued and respected.

We will be looking deeply into biblical texts and Judeo-Christian religion and traditions to explore the following questions:

  • Can people really change?
  • Can a culture of violence against women become a culture of value, respect and guardianship?
  • Can our religious teachings make an impact?
  • How can I be a part of this global healing movement?

All are welcome!

Where: Ahavat Torah Service, 343 So. Church Lane, L.A. 90049
Jan 14, 2015


Cooking with a Pinch of Mitzvah

Farm to Table in Brentwood

Cannin’ – Wed., Jan. 14, 11:30am

 


$75 per person*

Class held at a private home. Address sent upon RSVP.
Attendance is limited.

To RSVP, click here.

Culinary expert Debbie Greenwood returns with special guest, Marcie Polier Swartz. Debbie is known for her versatility, technique, and amazing recipes; and Marcie has been growing her own fruits, vegetables, and berries and preserving for three decades. You will tour Marcie’s incredible “farm to table” grounds and be served light-lunch-fare from her exquisite garden and local food sources.

*All proceeds will benefit the Solar Cooker Project of Jewish World Watch. Your donation (the cooking class fee of $75) can provide two families in the Darfuri Refugee Camps with the training and supplies to solar cook for a year. 

 

This cooking series is underwritten by:
Marcie Polier Swartz, Diane Kabat, Debbie Greenwood, Penny Berns, Claudia Brown
& the Center for Social Justice Engagement of Stephen Wise Temple



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