Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
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Tuesday January 21, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM EST
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Temple Torah of W. Boynton Beach 
8600 Jog Road
Boynton Beach, FL 33472  

NE corner of Gateway Blvd & Jog Rd

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Arlene Davidson

Linda Geller-Schwartz

Sponsoring Organizations include:

Alpert Jewish Family Children's Service
Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy
Business and Professional Women of FL
Commission for Jewish Education of the            Palm Beaches
Girl Future

JCRC-Jewish Federation of Palm Beach
Junior League of the Palm Beaches
League of Women Voters PBC 
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
NOW of  Palm Beach County 
National Women's Political Caucus of FL

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
Planned Parenthood of South Florida 
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton

Temple Shaarei Shalom
Women's Foundation of Palm Beach County


Out of Bondage 

Combating Sex Trafficking in S. Florida 

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014    9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Temple Torah of W. Boynton Beach, FL

This educational forum will examine the extent of sex trafficking in South Florida, and explore how the Jewish community, in cooperation with anti-trafficking groups in Palm Beach County, can help combat this problem and protect Florida’s children.

Did you know:

  • As many as 4 million individuals, primarily women and children, are trafficked as part of a $20 billion dollar annual business 
  • Florida ranks among the top 3 states for human trafficking
  • 4 out of 5 victims in sex trafficking cases in the U.S are American citizens  
  • The average age of a girl who is sex trafficked is 13

This FREE SYMPOSIUM is open to the PUBLIC. It will spotlight the hidden, but growing problem of sex trafficking of minors in Florida. 

You must register by January 14th.
The registration button is below.


Topics of discussion will include:

  • how to identify a victim of sex trafficking and find help
  • the current state of anti-trafficking laws in Florida
  • an action plan: community service, awareness and advocacy 

There will be presentations by several experts in the field, including:

Congressman Ted Deutch, representing Florida's 21st district  

Nancy Ratzan, Immediate past National President, National Council of Jewish Women; Chair of Awareness Campaign of the Miami-Dade State's Attorney's Office Human Trafficking Policy Institute

Lauren Hersh, Equality Now, New York Director; former Chief Sex Trafficking Unit, Kings County District Attorney's Office

Dave Aronberg, State Attorney

Barbara Martinez, Assistant United States Attorney, Chief, Special Prosecutions, Human Trafficking Coordinator for the Southern District of Florida

Katariina Rosenblatt, There Is H.O.P.E. For Me (a survivor's group)

Brandy Macaluso, Coordinator of Victim Services; Executive Board Member, Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches

Patricia Vazquez, Regional Criminal Justice Coordinator, DCF

Dave Kerner, State Representative (District 87)

Watch for updates on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/235922609894790

We are delighted to announce that the YWCA of Palm Beach County recently made a generous donation to partially underwrite the cost of lunches during the symposium! This is a wonderful boost to our efforts. This means you do not have to pay for your lunch.  Perhaps you will consider a $10 donation the day of the event instead. You must register below to be assured a lunch.

The Human Trafficking Coalition of the Palm Beaches, one of our sponsors, provides backpacks for immediate needs to those rescued from sex traffickers. In particular, items needed are:

  • travel size toiletries, toothpaste and tooth brushes, small blankets, flip-flops, socks
  • $5 gift cards for fast food restaurants
  • school supplies: notebooks, pencils and cases, erasers, crayons and coloring books, word search and crossword puzzle books.

Your donation will help purchase these items.  We will also collect these items at the symposium.

Please be sure to register by clicking on the button below.  We need to know how many lunches to order.  Each attendee must register individually. 
Please note that the synagogue requires that all food on premises be certified kosher. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation
Click on the quantity box on the registration page to order lunch. 

You will see a confirmation message immediately after successfully completing your registration and lunch order.  You will also receive an email confirmation. Be sure to check your spam/junk folder for the confirmation email.  

If you have any questions about your registration, please email ncjw-dir@comcast.net