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NFTY Alumni Combat Gender Violence in America

Sunday began an international campaign called 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.  NFTY-CAR Alumni Ari Lorge and Sari Lipsett have taken on this issue in an important and active way.  As the founders of Reyut: A Jewish Campaign for Healthy Relationships, their work in both the blog that they keep as well as the programmatic resources they have created for congregations are an active response to a problem that is real in both the Jewish community as well as in North America in general.  “As committed Jews devoted to ensuring our communities are sacred spaces, [Ari and Sari] are launching a campaign to educate, raise awareness, and foster action that will ensure the next generation of young Jews have the resources they require to meet the growing plague of gender violence in America.”

Ari and Sari will be joining us at NFTY Convention in Los Angeles and teaching in multiple workshops.  In the meantime, please get connected to the great work they are doing.  Below is one of the blog posts highlight these 16 days of activism.  You can follow their work on their blog which includes international updates, suggestions for taking action, and Jewish resources relevant to this subject.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

originally published on the Reyut blog Sunday, November 25th

Today is The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is day one of the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. All around the world individuals and organizations are spending twenty four hours working to end one of the most pervasive evils in our world: violence against women. Each of us can afford to spend a bit of time today taking action. We at Reyut are making it easy!

There are many ways to join in the movement:

This is an incomplete list, but it is a starting place. Let’s all do our part to educate, inform, and take action!

Ari and Sari