According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), “One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.”
While the Jewish community is not immune to these bleak facts, the conversation around violence in the home is an under-discussed topic. On Sunday, September 18th, Repair the World grantee-partner, Uri L’Tzedek will host it’s first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Conference to bring this issue to light, and help to break the cycle of abuse that impacts both men and women.
Conference speakers include:
- Blu Greenberg, the Founding President of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA)
- Shana Frydman, LCSW Director, Family Violence Services at MET Council
- Sandra E. Rapoport, Author of Biblical Seductions
- Jeremy Stern, the Executive Director of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA)
Co-sponsored by other partnering organizations including Project SARAH, Jewish Women International (JWI), Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) Lincoln Square Synagogue, and Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York (JWFNY), the conference will discuss domestic violence in the Jewish community as a whole, and help participants learn how to identify abusive behaviors, understand the psychology behind abuse, and find out what steps they can take to help themselves or their friends.
Details: Sunday, September 18th, Lincoln Square Synagogue, $10 (includes dairy lunch) Register here.