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  • We Were Bold for Reproductive Justice: Rallying with the Be Bold Road Trip

    By Maya Paley

    August 15, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    This blog post was originally posted on the NCJW Insider Blog.

    I spent this past Saturday at the first stop of the All Above All Be Bold Road Trip, a national campaign to speak out for reproductive justice and bring attention to the need to guarantee abortion coverage for low...

  • Paid Family Leave: Celebrating in CA and Working for Change for the Rest of the Country

    By Maya Paley

    July 1, 2014 | 12:08 pm

    "Family leave, childcare, flexibility—these aren’t frills. They’re basic needs. They shouldn’t be bonuses—they should be the bottom line." --President Obama, June 21, 2014

    According to the Pew Research Center, the United States ranks last of the OECD countries in...

  • My 10 years of freedom: From human trafficking victim to survivor and advocate

    by Maria Suarez, Women Helping Women Bilingual Volunteer Coordinator, National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles

    June 9, 2014 | 10:22 am

    It has been 10 years since I have been free, flying like a bird! In the mid-1970s, at the age of 15, I was sold for $200 to a man who I supposed to be working for, which was not true. He was my trafficker. I was kept in his house for more than five years against my will.  During...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    June 13, 2013 | 11:00 am

    Marilyn Ziering and Placido Domingo meet at Temple Beth Am’s gala honoring the Zierings. Photo by Steve Cohn Photography

    Temple Beth Am honored the Ziering family for its generosity to the Los Angeles Jewish community, Israel, the arts and numerous philanthropic...

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  • It Takes a Sisterhood: Guest Post by Bonnie Samotin Zev

    By Maya Paley

    April 18, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    “Our foremothers have established a tradition of supportive friendship and community that we would be wise to follow.”

    The phone calls not yet returned. The unanswered emails. The looming deadlines at the office. The to-do list that never ends. The laundry is piling up, but the...

  • The War on Women or the Women on War?

    By Maya Paley

    July 17, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Is there a war on women? Is this an exaggeration or is it reality? I wonder if I’ll ever know considering that most of the reporting about women in this world is conducted by men.

    Look at our US election coverage this year, for example. When it comes to print media (as published by...

  • Women gather for first conference for advocacy

    By Susan Freudenheim

    November 9, 2011 | 1:59 pm

    About 200 women, as well as a couple of men, turned out on Oct. 30 for the first Jewish Women’s Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women of Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), Hadassah and Na’amat USA, and held at the NCJW/LA headquarters on Fairfax Boulevard.

    The day...

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