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At the White House with 30 Rabbis and Jewish Leaders

On Wednesday, I had the privilege to join a group of 30 rabbis and Jewish leaders from 13 states for a day of meetings at the White House to learn about the Obama administration’s strategy to end violence against women, girls and LGBT people worldwide.

AJWS's rabbinic delegation at the White House. Photo Credit: Mike Kandel

AJWS’s rabbinic delegation at the White House. Photo Credit: Mike Kandel

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New White House Policy on Human Rights Violators

We’re thrilled that President Obama announced today that his administration is taking new steps to prevent genocide by imposing serious consequences for human rights violators. The measures—which include the establishment of a standing interagency Atrocities Prevention Board and a proclamation prohibiting perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity and serious violations of human rights from entering the United States—are helping to create a world of zero tolerance for human rights abuses.

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Coalitions, Collaboration, and Our Visit to the White House

Originally posted on Pursue: Action for a Just World.

As the Pursue Program Officer in San Francisco for the past two and a half years, one of the biggest lessons I learned was the importance of collaboration among Jewish communal organizations.

Operating with limited resources, targeting similar demographics, and striving toward similar goals as many other organizations, Pursue began as a partnership itself, the innovative child of AJWS and AVODAH. We decided to make partnership a fundamental tenet of our work, and since our inception we’ve partnered with over 150 other organizations across the country to build and strengthen the Jewish social justice movement. Moreover, we hope that our partnership approach will influence the broader Jewish communal field to be more collaborative and cooperative in its work.

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