JCADA News and Articles
Peaceful demonstration on Capitol Hill outside of the building where Aharon Friedman works on the staff of Congressman Dave Camp. The protest's goal is to make it clear to Aharon that the community will not relent in the fight for Tamar's freedom.
Thursday, February 28th 11:45am - 1:15pm Longworth House Office Building, Independence Avenue between South Capitol Street SE and New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington D.C. For more information please email rally@getORA.org.
Learning From Love
On Wednesday February 22nd 2012, former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V of Chevy Chase was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced by a jury to 26 years in prison. In the spring of 2010, Yeardley Love, a UVA senior, star lacrosse player and beautiful young woman was found dead in her bed after her on-and-off boyfriend, Huguely, kicked in her door, and "during the course of the altercation he shook Love and her head repeatedly hit the wall."
It is no coincidence that the trial of George Huguely for the murder of University of Virginia Lacrosse player, Yeardley Love, began this February. February is National Teen Dating Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.
Power Off Dating Abuse Event
On February 26th of this year, AWARE hosted its first ever community event, Power Off Dating Abuse. Parents, teens, educators, and community members came together to learn more about dating abuse and unhealthy teen relationships from Patrick Jones, author of the novel Things Change, licensed clinical social worker Julie Baron, and Debbie Feinstein, Assistant State's Attorney.
JCADA Founder, Barbara J. Zakheim's, Agunot Survey
Seeking Local Jewish DV Organizations to Participate in a National Grassroots Action Plan on Behalf of Agunot
In recent months, several national, international and local Jewish organizations concerned have been discussing new approaches to addressing the plight of agunot around the United States. JWI has been involved in these discussions and has been joined, among others, by the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA), The Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA), CHANA of Baltimore, and the Council of Young Israel Rabbis in Israel.
Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) Features Article on JCADA's Formation
Have you ever wondered how JCADA got its start? This Spring 2007 article in the JOFA Journal explains how a 1999 news article in the Washington Jewish Week led Barbara Zakheim to start an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence and abuse in the Washington, DC region.
JCADA Founder Barbara Zakheim Interviewed on "Parents Perspective"
Zakheim was interviewed by Parents' Perspective co-hosts Sandra Burt and Linda Perlis on the Effects of Domestic Abuse on Children. The radio program highlighted the fact that children are often the silent witnesses in cases of domestic abuse, learning harmful behavior that they may carry into future relationships. Zakheim discussed both JCADA's efforts to prevent abuse in future generations by educating teens about healthy relationships and the resources available to victims of violence and abuse in our community.
JCADA Co-hosts Event Highlighting Plight of Agunot
JCADA joined Woodside Synagogue Ahavas Torah in hosting a program, "Relieving the Tears of the Oppressed: Halachic and Legal Avenues to Help Agunot." Rabbi and Legal Scholar Yitzchak Breitowitz and Israeli Rabbinical Court Advocate Rachel Levmore were the featured speakers.
JCADA Supports Legislation in Annapolis to Help "Agunot"
JCADA testified on February 22, 2007 before the House and Senate Judiciary Committee members considering a carefully crafted bill to stop someone from blackmailing their spouse by withholding a "get" or Jewish divorce when seeking a civil, uncontested divorce. JCADA was asked to testify by the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month op-ed
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2006, JCADA wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Jewish Week discussing domestic abuse in the Jewish community:
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