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RSJI: ANTI-DOMESTIC MINOR SEX TRAFFICKING


Deliver the weak and the needy; save them from the hand of the wicked. (Psalms 82:4)


Group Chair: David Marmins                                   Clergy Liaison: Rabbi Sam Kaye

The Temple's RSJI Anti-Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking group works to prevent the trafficking of minors in the Atlanta area. We are motivated by the fact that Atlanta is one of the major hubs of human trafficking in the United States, and by our faith which teaches us to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Do not hesitate to be in touch with our group chair for more information or to get involved! 


Recent Events

                                     

Last month, the Anti-Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Group sponsored an a event for the Wellspring Living Women's Residential Center.  The Center provides housing and other valuable services for victims of sex trafficking. 

At the event, the residents painted their own terracotta pot and planted a Gerbera daisy plant to keep and care for as their own. 

This opportunity allowed for the residents and Temple volunteers to engage together, while expressing their artistic and gardening skills.

What's Next for ADMST?

Wellspring Living's Youth Participants are graduating! 

Please consider donating to their 2021 Graduation Celebration.  Follow this link to sign up!  Donations will be collected at The Temple on Monday, June 14th from 11:00am - 1:00pm.  Contact Cynthia Steinberg to learn more!


Our goals are:
  • To inform and educate The Temple community about the issues involved in anti-domestic minor sex trafficking (anti-DMST).
  • To partner with local organizations to support their work and connect them to Temple volunteers.
  • To advocate in support of policies that prevent anti-DMST and support the victims of trafficking.
  • To engage in direct service to prevent the trafficking of minors and protect, educate, and reintegrate victims. 
How we accomplished these goals:
  • We have hosted educational sessions showcasing documentaries focused on the topic followed by a moderated panel discussion with local leaders working to combat human trafficking in Atlanta. For instance, we held two informational sessions on December 10, 2017, as part of the RSJI kick-off event, and on January 29, 2018 in recognition of January's National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month.
  • Additionally, we partnered with Interfaith Children's Movement and AA Synagogue to host an anti-trafficking Seder service on March 26, 2018 at The Temple.
  • We have been involved in advocacy on an annual basis with the annual Anti-Trafficking Lobby Day at the Georgia State capitol to lobby for anti-DMST legislation. We conducted an advocacy training session and brought members to the 2018 Lobby Day.
  • We continue to promote community action in support of this issue, by providing opportunities for both Temple congregants and Atlanta residents to volunteer with local agencies.
Sun, July 25 2021 16 Av 5781