Abolitionist Rabbi Will Address Human Trafficking in Israel -- Israel: a State Wrestling with God and Sex Slaves

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Rabbi Levi Lauer, Founding Executive Director of ATZUM-Task Force on Human Trafficking discusses the forceful and courageous efforts to end this blight in Israel. Norma Ramos, of CATW offers closing remarks

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“As Jews worldwide have just experienced Pesach, "the time of our freedom", we confront the specter of sex slaves trafficked on Israel's streets.” Rabbi Levi Lauer

Rabbi Levi Lauer, Founding Executive Director of ATZUM-Task Force on Human Trafficking discusses the forceful and courageous efforts to end the blight of human trafficking in Israel. Norma Ramos, of CATW offers closing remarks

When: Monday, May 9
Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
Where: Congregation Habonim
44 West 66th Street
New York City

Israel has a serious human trafficking problem. Thousands of women and children have been trafficked into Israel. Hundreds of brothels and "discrete apartments" operate throughout the country. The mission of the Task Force on Human Trafficking is to put an end to the trafficking of persons within the borders of Israel. The Task Force works tirelessly for the prevention of human trafficking, protection of victims and better legislation to combat this heinous crime. The Task Force supports current proposed legislation in Israel that targets the demand for paid sex. This abolitionist approach recognizes that demand fuels sex trafficking. Norma Ramos, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women will provide closing remarks including a perspective on global sex trafficking and the successful abolitionist model of Swedish legislation.

Q & A to follow
Reception contributed by CATW
RSVP Required: office(at)habonim(dot)net    212-787-5347 x 10
No charge. All are welcome.

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Yolanda Potasinski
Congregation Habonim
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Peggy Sakow
Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking
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