Thursday, February 25, 2010

Looking For "Survivor Friendly Shuls" for Purim for Adult Survivors of Sexual Violence

The Awareness Center is looking for shuls in Brooklyn, NY; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Lakewood, NJ; and Monsey, NY that are "survivor friendly". 

A few survivors contacted us looking for safe places to go for a megillah reading motzi shabbos. 

The survivors have been disconnected after sharing their stories with family members or other community members. If you know of any please let us know ASAP.

You may also be interested in reading:  
      Purim and Survivors Childhood Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual abuse)


Disclaimer: Inclusion on  this list does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement. Individuals must decide for themselves if the resources meet their own personal needs. The names listed were suggested to us by those who are either survivors, family members of survivors or those who have a special interest in helping survivors heal. 

Baltimore, MD

Netivot Shalom
7602 Labyrinth Rd., Pikesville, MD
Megillah reading Feb. 27 at Weinberg Park (7:30 pm)
Megillah reading Feb. 28 the shul (8:15 AM)

Ohel Yakov
Rabbi Peretz Dinovitzgo
3200 Glen Ave., Baltimore, MD
Teaneck, NY
600 Roemer Ave., Teaneck, NJ 07666

Brooklyn, NY
117 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
Megillah Readings on Saturday, Feb. 27
7:30 pm & 10:30 pm

IYYUN Center
450 Union St. (Between Bond & Nevins), Brooklyn, NY
8:30 megillah reading At the IYYUN Center
The Awareness Center has been told IYYUN is known for having the best purim party in town following megillah reading so its worth sticking around.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you find any good Temples please publish them here. I haven't gone to a megillah reading in a long time. I've been too afraid to walk into a synagogue after confronting telling my rabbi about what happened to me as a kid. I felt so humiliated by his response I just couldn't go back into one.