For the community: We are really thrilled to be able to provide you with an amazing opportunity– Esther and Camille Ntoto, our implementing partners in the Generation Hope and Sons of Congo projects, will be in town, and they will share with us firsthand the miraculous results that have come from your hard work and dedication in supporting JWW. We are constantly inspired by their stories, representative of the hundreds of Congo’s men and most vulnerable children who have been transformed with Esther and Camille’s commitment, perseverance, and tremendous faith. It has been an honor to call them our partners and our friends. We can’t wait till you can call them that as well.
For teens: There will be a dinner program from 6 – 7pm to meet and ask questions of two amazing Generation Hope students, Grace and Prince (some of you may remember Prince from his video).
Please RSVP ASAP so we can count you in on this transformative evening!
|Where:||University Synagogue 11960 Sunset Blvd. in Brentwood.|
|Where:||Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd E, Los Angeles, CA 90068|
The conference attempts to address the enormity of violence against Rohingya and Burmese Muslims, the largest and deadliest conflict in Burmese history. Find more information at the Burmese American Muslims Association website.
|Where:||LA Convention Center,West Hall Room 515AB, 1201 S. Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA 9001|
Featured Speaker: Naama Haviv
Subject: Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers and Sex Slaves
In June, JWW is traveling to Congo and visiting many of our partners. One of themes of the trip will be about our work with former child soldiers and sex slaves. The call will feature a conversation about the origins of the problem and about the heroes on the ground working towards a solution. Featured JWW projects will be: BVES and LAV.
Format: Presentation (pdf available here) followed by Q & A.
Upon completion of registration, you will receive an email with information on how to access the call.
Tuesday June 10th, 2014
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air
Special Guest Speaker, Rabbi Sharon Brous
Acclaimed rabbi by the Forward and Newsweek magazines
|Where:||American Jewish University 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air|
After hearing from many of you how informative and inspiring Gary Wexler’s January 12th presentation was, we are pleased to let you know that Gary will be work-shopping with us at our next SAC meeting.
When: 7 PM – 9 PM on Thursday, June 12th
Where: Stephen S. Wise Temple, Traub Hall Stephen S. Wise Temple 15500 Stephen S. Wise Drive Los Angeles
Topic: The Undulating Space
Where Great Organizational Ideas Come From
Gary has requested that you each submit one or two of the challenges that you have faced this year either in organizing for the Walk or in movement building within your community. Please email me a brief paragraph no later than June 2nd so we can review and plan for what will be a meaningful and important skills building opportunity. Through this presentation and workshop, you will create the ideal solution to resolve those challenges in the future.
RSVP: Mina Rush, firstname.lastname@example.org
Congo Town Hall: Investing in Congo’s Future
Featuring Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa
Join Jewish World Watch and the Museum of Tolerance for an evening with Congresswoman Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, and other leading experts on the region on May 14, 2014. Congresswoman Bass, one of the leading voices championing policies to end the crisis in Congo, which has already claimed more than 5.4 million lives, will lead a discussion about challenges and opportunities facing the country, as well as the vast potential for sustainable economic growth throughout the African continent.
THIS IS A TOWN-HALL STYLE EVENT – QUESTIONS WILL BE WELCOMED!
Doors open at 6:30pm. Event starts promptly at 7:00pm.
Cosponsors (in formation): American Jewish World Service, African Christian Community Church,B’nai David Judea Congregation, B’nai Horin, Enough Project, Falling Whistles, Free the Slaves, Panzi Foundation USA, Mercy Corps, Temple Isaiah, United to End Genocide
|Where:||Museum of Tolerance, 9786 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035|
For registration and more information, visit the Conejo Valley walk site.
|Where:||Temple Etz Chaim and United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360|