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|
A free six-event commemorative film series featuring stories of survivors and their children
An Evening of Holocaust Remembrance
GENOCIDE: The Holocaust
Speaker: URIEL SINAI
Lighting of Candles of Remembrance
Musical Tribute: CANTOR CHAYIM FRENKEL,
Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation of Pacific Palisades
Accompanied by DAVID KAMENIR
Words of Reflection: RABBI HEIDI COHEN,
Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Ana
REV. DR. GAIL STEARNS,
Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Chapman University
The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education
The Stern Chair in Holocaust Education
The Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library
Space is limited.
A journey through space and time, Numbered follows the ever optimistic 84 year old Gita Kalderon (Auschwitz prisoner number 76914), the realistic 84 year old Joka Levi (prisoner number A11998) and the adventurous 79 year old Dani Hanoch (prisoner number B2823). The film studies the complex relationship each of them has with the number and examines society’s ever-changing attitude toward it.
Hanna Rabinovitz, daughter of prisoner number 64650, adds her special perspective to the mix. Multiple testimonies from 30 survivors are integrated in the film, showcasing the clash between past and present, name and number, society and its symbols.
Auschwitz has become a symbol of terror, genocide, and the Holocaust. In 1942-1944, as part of the “final solution of the Jewish question”, the majority of the Jews who arrived in Auschwitz in transports organized by the Reich Main Security Office, at least 1.1 million people including more than 200 thousand children, were killed in the gas chambers immediately or soon after arrival.
Of all Nazi concentration camps, only in Auschwitz were prisoners marked on the flesh with tattooed prisoner numbers.
|Where:||Chapman University, Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall, One University Dr., Orange, CA 92866|
For registration and more information, visit the Santa Rosa walk site.
|Where:||Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404|