Aliza, a rescued woman who was trapped for many years, to tell her story of how Yad L’Achim rescued her and her children.
“He said to me, ‘If you leave, there will be nothing left to find.’ ”
Aliza was trapped for many years and now she is free and telling her story for the very first time in a series of events in Lakewood, NJ, Baltimore, MD (Monday) & Staten Island, NY.
This will be the first time Aliza has ever told her personal life story in a public setting in Baltimore. (This Monday June 17th @7:30 in Shaarei Zion) Aliza will talk about her harrowing decade-plus living a life of fear and her story of rescue. Her husband was a criminal and Aliza’s dedication to her children—despite her suffering—will inspire and amaze you.
The first few events, for women only, have already taken place in Los Angeles, Florida and New York and all attendees stayed until the very end of the event. The women were spellbound after hearing Aliza speak, that brought the audience to their feet in applause. At the conclusion of the events, special videos were shown including “David’s Bar-Mitzvah” a boy who was rescued from an Arab village, and incredible story of transformation.
Jewish women are routinely subject to depraved violence and abuse at the hands of the men they hoped would be their Prince Charming as well as from the rest of their in-laws. Their children are raised as Arab Muslims and taught to hate Jews while at the same time often bullied and spit upon as dirty Jews.
"It's almost impossible for a Westerner to imagine how totally trapped they are," says Yossi Eliav, Director of Special Projects, organizer of the tour. "Some live like prisoners, without access to a phone or even the freedom to go outside.”
"One woman did not have access to a phone for 32 years and no way to call for help,” says R' Nesanel Gantz, Director of Yad L’Achim in North America.
Yad L'Achim, founded in the 1950s, has rescued thousands of these imprisoned women and their children. The operations are conducted with the utmost secrecy, as the lives of the women, their children, and all operatives are at high risk. Once free, Yad L'Achim provides safe shelter for these women and their children and supports their reintegration into Jewish society. The number of Jewish women and children trapped in such conditions today numbers in the thousands.
"People aren't aware how many hundreds of girls are drawn into these nightmare scenarios each year," says Gantz. "Our mission is to show their plight to the world and save as many lives as we can."
Women, don’t miss this historic, inspiring event. You will leave inspired, uplifted and amazed.
Monday, June 17, 7:30 pm
Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation
6600 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21215
For more information including schedule, click on graphic below or visit www.2019ustour.com Or call: 1-866-923-5224