By COLlive reporter
Rabbi Shais Taub, a renowned speaker and noted scholar on Chassidic philosophy, will be headlining an upcoming evening of awareness, education and healing from abuse.
The author of “G-d of Our Understanding: Jewish Spirituality and Recovery from Addiction,” Rabbi Taub is known for adapting the teachings of Jewish mysticism to provide personal advice in his talks and his weekly column for Ami magazine.
The event, organized by Jewish Community Watch Organization, will be held this Sunday, October 11, 7:00 PM at Chabad of Boca Raton, 17950 Military Trail, with the aim of alerting the local Jewish community of the dangers of child abuse and supporting victims of abuse.
“It’s an epidemic and it’s not spoken about at all,” JCW’s founder Meyer Seewald, who will be speaking at the event, told the Sun Sentinel. “We go from community to community with these awareness events.”
Other speakers at the event will be Neva Smith, Assistant State Attorney in Charge / Abuse Crimes and Child Abuse Unit, and Miami businessmen Eli Nash and David Schottenstein.
Similar events were held in New York, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Israel. It’s the third such event in South Florida since November.
When our community joins together to confront this issue and support survivors, we have to power to help them heal while spreading awareness to prevent more of Hashem’s children from being abused, organizers said.