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Speaking Up for Those Who Can’t: An Interfaith Gathering Against Sexual Assault

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)
South Orange*

On October 7 Hamas weaponized sexual assault, unleashing a pattern of rape, mutilation and brutality against women. Those who were raped, tortured or are still being held captive join a sisterhood of tragedy that has unfolded in such war-torn places as Ethiopia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Ukraine. Yet many refuse to believe these assaults against Israeli women happened, despite verified evidence and testimony from survivors.  

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To honor the victims of October 7, we will gather as a community, interfaith groups joining together, to give voice to those who were silenced, call for the release of those still being assaulted and begin the work of healing. Led by a diverse group of interfaith leaders, including those from our area and Israel, the event will conclude with concrete ways you can make an impact on behalf of sexual assault victims and survivors. 

*Address provided upon registration

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Questions? Contact Mara Gellman at mgellman@jfedgmw.org

Co-Sponsors (in formation)
Anti-Defamation League
Hadassah Northern New Jersey

Hillel of Greater MetroWest NJ
Israeli American Council
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ
Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey
Namaste Global
National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section
National Council of Jewish Women, West Morris Section
New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Rachel Coalition
Summit Marches On
United Universalist Faith Action NJ

Jody Hurwitz Caplan
Rebecca Gold
Jordana Horn Gordon
Amanda Greenblatt
Leslie Dannin Rosenthal
Elana Wilf Tanzman
Robin Weidhorn 

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