FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Meredith Jacobs, VP Communications
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Washington, D.C. – Jewish Women International (JWI), the leading Jewish organization working to end violence against women and a member of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, has declined the invitation to the Conference’s Hanukkah party, scheduled to be held at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Lori Weinstein, JWI’s CEO, releases the following statement:
“JWI joins with other member organizations of the Conference of Presidents in expressing our disappointment with the Conference’s decision to hold a Hanukkah party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C. Not only is it most unusual for the Conference to host a holiday event in D.C., but the choice of venue, still under the active management of the president-elect, and the source of an ongoing litigation, is an unwise choice of venue.”
Jewish Women International (JWI) is the leading Jewish organization working to end violence against women and girls domestically and internationally. JWI is a Steering Committee member of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women and convenes the Interfaith Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Clergy Task Force to End Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community, and is a member of the Gun Violence Table. JWI’s advocacy efforts focus on the passage of legislation that supports women and girls, ensures their economic security, and protects their right to live free of violence.