By M. L.
She is the woman who sits next to you at your cousin’s Sheva Brachos… The elder woman who often attends the block shiur… Your downstairs neighbor…She is the newlywed who teaches your daughter every day…Your husband’s oldest sister who is so capable and has it all together…Your niece who has been married three years and lives out of town far from family support…She is your dearest childhood friend …Your mother-in-law…Your mother…Your daughter…YOU…and the woman who is reading this and might not be allowed to attend.
Shalom Task Force has arranged an evening of awareness and education for you. This evening has been sponsored and is supported by all the main educational institutions and programs in our neighborhood and OHEL.
Why all this support? Because it is critical that we learn the truth; that we dispel the myths about domestic abuse; that we understand why we need to be able to identify it when it exists- and make no mistake – it does exist.
If this still seems irrelevant to you, why show up? Because, a Jewish daughter is hurting; Because abuse can only prevail in a community that tolerates it. Because, I need to know how I can prepare my child as they make life determining choices.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? BE THERE!
Come-on Wednesday evening, October 28th, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Oholei Torah Hall to listen, to hear from Lisa Twerski , who has years of experience and education, share WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW. You will be informed so you can then learn your role and access resources and a support system. How you can help even when you may feel you can’t be burdened with it.
Oh, I know there is so much going on and there is a myriad of details and responsibilities to take care of- but you might mean the change in her life- in your life- BE THERE. It is the way you can make the difference.
What You Should Know
Presented by Lisa G. Twerski, lcsw.
Lisa received her Masters in Social Work from New York University’s School of Social Work in 1990, and has her certification in pre-marital counseling and education. She has been working with victims of domestic violence for over twenty years and has held numerous positions in and out of the Jewish community, both with victims as well as in programs for abusers. Mrs. Twerski is on the Board of Directors of Nefesh, The International Network for Orthodox Jewish Mental Health Professionals, maintains a private practice in Brooklyn, and consults to Shalom Task Force. Mrs. Twerski lectures locally and nationally on domestic abuse, marriage, and dating. She has recently published a book entitled, “I’m So Confused, Am I Being Abused? Guidance for the Orthodox Jewish Spouse & Those Who Are Trying to Help.”
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Oholei Torah Ballroom, 667 Eastern Parkway
Registration and seating 7:30 pm
Video presentation and speaker 8:00 pm
Resource tables, Buffet refreshments 9:45 pm