“As long as we silence violence victims with our fears that their disclosures will be uncomfortable, divisive, and embarrassing, we cannot realistically expect them to seek help and support from the Jewish community.”
The prayers, sermons, text studies and newsletter articles compiled here are meant to give you ideas for speaking out in your community.
PrayersSh’ma Kolenu – Prayer for Victims of Domestic Abuse Yom Kippur Prayer for Shalom BayitSukkot Prayer for Shalom BayitShelter MeDedication for Cup of Wine at Passover SederMisheberach on behalf of families experiencing abuse
Sermons Shabbat Noah by Rabbi Rachel AinParashat Bo by Rav Sean GormanParashat Tazria-Metzora by Rabbi Rachel AinParashat Kedoshim by Rabbi David RoseHanukah by Rav Sean Gorman
Text StudiesHealthy Relationships and Domestic Abuse by Rabbi Nina Beth CardinSafe Synagogues by Rabbi David M. Rosenberg
Reaching OutBlog Post on Teen Dating Violence by Ari Lorge, HUC Rabbinical StudentNewsletter article by Rabbi Rachel Ain
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