Monthly Archives: February 2014

We Were Slaves: The Jewish Community Response to Sex Trafficking

Met Council; National Council of Jewish Women, New York Section; Sanctuary for Families and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights presented “We Were Slaves:  The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking” at the JCC in Manhattan. The program included a panel with experts in the field, including Lori L. Cohen, Director of the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at Sanctuary […]

Kosher/Halal amendment to the farm bill becomes law

The kosher/halal amendment will require the USDA to create a plan to increase the purchase of kosher food for use in food banks nationwide, and to track and label kosher food so that food pantries like ours can identify the food they can buy from food banks. “We must take steps to help the neediest […]

Partnering with S.O.A.P. to Support Victims of Sex Trafficking Ahead of the Super Bowl

Thirty eight Met Council volunteers provided outreach materials to 50 hotels in order to find and assist missing children and sex trafficking victims. These materials included 11,000 free bars of soap imbedded with the National Human Trafficking Hotline phone number (1-888-373-7888). Met Council’s volunteers distributed posters with photos of Missing Children to hotel staff for […]