Justice for Women Group

Forum: The Intersection between Immigration,
Domestic Violence, and Sex Trafficking

Hakafa's Immigration and Justice for Women Committees encourage you to attend an upcoming forum titled “The Intersection between Immigration, Domestic Violence, & Sex Trafficking,” sponsored by religious and community groups across the North Shore. This forum will explore the connection between domestic violence, immigration, and sex trafficking and will take place on Thursday, October 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Deerfield (824 Waukegan Road, Deerfield) 
Like all women, immigrant women are at risk for domestic violence and sex trafficking, but due to their immigration status, they may face a more difficult time escaping abuse. Immigrant women often feel trapped in abusive relationships because of immigration laws, language barriers, social isolation, and lack of financial resources. Please come to this forum to learn more about this topic or if you are interested in getting involved. Panelists include experts from the National Immigrant Justice Center of Heartland Alliance and the Highland Park/Highwood Legal Clinic.

This program is free of charge. Please register at:


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Chicago March To The Polls on October 13: We March to Vote!
Join Hakafa on October 13 at the Chicago Women’s March to the Polls at Grant Park on Columbus (main entrance at Congress) to send a clear message to our government:
We are engaged in protecting our Democracy - and WE VOTE!
If you plan to attend with Hakafa,
please email Beth Gordon (bbgordon1@gmail.com) with your cell phone number.


Groups may travel by:

  • El train from the Linden CTA Station in Wilmette @ 7:44 AM or 7:55 AM (exit at the Harrison stop, red line)
  • Metra train from Wilmette @ 7:55 AM
  • Metra train from Northbrook @ 7:33 AM w/ Nancy and Lee Goodman (847-564-3273 - calls only).

No matter how you get there, we’ll meet between 9:00 and 9:15 AM at Panera
(501 S. State St/Congress
and then walk down Congress into Grant Park.

Our group leaders will be Nancy and Lee Goodman!

March Schedule:
9:00 AM-1:00 PM: Festival-Style Voter Village - Meet candidates and activists!
9:00 AM: First Time Voter Experience opens- Celebrate your voting power!
10:00 AM: Rally activities begin on Main Stage
12:30 PM: March begins after Rally

Join us and spread the word:

First Time Voters reserve your spot now:

Please direct March questions to Women’s March Chicago Outreach Coordinator
and Hakafa member, Sara Kurensky at


Hakafa's Justice for Women Group is updating our email list!

If you would like to be added to the Justice for Women email list, please email Beth Gordon.
Emails may include time-sensitive action alerts and events
supporting women's rights and gender justice.


Hakafa’s Justice for Women group is dedicated to learning about the challenges, inequities, and oppression experienced by women and girls locally and around the world, and in taking action and advocating for their empowerment. Both women and men are encouraged to participate in Hakafa’s Justice for Women programs.

In 2015, Hakafa became the first official congregational member of the Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago.

For more information about the work of JCAST Chicago, go to www.jcastchicago.org.
For more information about Hakafa’s Justice for Women group, please contact Beth Gordon or Cindy Hamilton.