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We Were Slaves: The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking

This conference is sold out, however seats are available for our evening program. Register now.

UJA-Federation of New York’s Task Force on Family Violence presents

We Were Slaves: The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking

Join us for an all-day conference to explore our history and our obligation to combat sex trafficking. This conference is designed for rabbis and rabbinical students; human-service, legal, and medical professionals; and lay leaders. 

Featured speakers include:

Rabbi Levi Lauer of ATZUM, a leading voice in Israel’s fight against sex trafficking
Isabel Vincent
, author of Bodies and Souls: The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women Forced into Prostitution in the Americas
Rabbi Rachael Bregman
, The Temple/Open Jewish Project, Atlanta
Rachel Durchslag
, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
Susie Stern
, President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood 

Organized with AVODAH, Equality Now, FEGS Health and Human Services, Jewish Child Care Association of New York (JCCA), Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Program (SAVI), National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), New York Board of Rabbis, New York State Anti-Trafficking Coalition, Project Kesher, Sanctuary for Families, and T’ruah.  With the generous support of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York.

Scholarships Available. Contact Lyudmila Liberchuk at .

American Sign Language interpreters and assisted-listening devices are available. Please contact us at least five business days prior to the event to make arrangements.


  • Monday, April 22, 2013
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • UJA-Federation of New York
    130 East 59th St. 7th-Floor Conference Center
    (between Park and Lexington avenues)
    New York City,

Additional Information

  • For more information, please contact Lyudmila Liberchuk at or 212.836.1633.