Area Rabbis Visit White House to Campaign Against Violence

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Two area rabbis are among those visiting the White House to campaign for ending violence against women.

Three Philadelphia-area residents were part of a 30-member national delegation put together by American Jewish World Service that visited the White House on Dec. 11 to learn more about the administration's efforts to end violence against women, girls and LGBT.

The local representatives were: Rabbi Beth Kalisch, interim rabbi of Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne; Rabbi Diana Miller of Kehilat Hanahar in New Hope; and Karin Fleisch, an alum of the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. 

The group met with a number of White House officials, including Jamille Bigio, the director for human rights and gender on the National Security staff; Avra Siegel, deputy director of the White House Council on Women and Girls; and Matt Nosanchuk, White House Jewish liaison.

The visit is an outgrowth of AJWS's new "We Believe" campaign.

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