Jewish Community Watch (JCW) will host Child Abuse Awareness event at the Crowne Plaza on Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Iyar
At a JCW awareness and education event this February in Cleveland, noted Askin Mendy Klein addressed the crowd on the topic of child abuse (CSA) “I have one word for it” he said, “It’s a Magaifa, it’s a disease”
JCW was founded over four years ago to fight that Magifa. Through its educational activities and support for survivors, JCW and our community are turning the tide against abuse. Over the past six months, JCW has organized events in 5 cities drawing large crowd of parents, educators and abuse survivors to raise awareness for child abuse in our community and learn what Jewish Community Watch (JCW) is doing to combat it. In Miami, Brooklyn, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Aventura standing room only crowds have heard from rabbis, survivors and therapists.
Jewish community watch is advised by a group of prestigious rabbis, legal experts and mental health professionals.
At the upcoming JCW event in Monsey, speakers will include, Founder of JCW, Meyer Seewald, Abuse Survivors, Eli Nash, Community Policy Officer, Omar Olayan, Rabbis Ronnie Greenwald and YY Jacobson and Trauma Psychologist Dr. Norman Goldwasser.
Founder and CEO of JCW Meyer Seewald said: “The effects of abuse are devastating, it has the ability to not just scar a child emotionally but to also deeply injure his Neshoma. Abuse has driven too many in our community to severe depression, addictions, leave the Derech, failed marriages and deep emotional trauma which can last a lifetime. Abuse happens in our community just like all other communities – that is not the Chilul Hashem – the Chilul Hashem is when we don’t confront it. This event will be a major Kiddush Hashem. It will demonstrate the exceptionalism of our community which is doing everything to protect our children and support those who were hurt.
The day after a previous event, JCW received the following message from an attendee: “Last night’s event was probably the most important event I’ve ever been to. The honesty, rawness, humanity and bravery that was shown by every single speaker and survivor affected me so deeply I really can’t describe it. Eli, Meyer, and Baruch–who were so courageous in sharing their stories just saved countless lives. I have never been prouder to be Jewish than I was last night, when we all stood together and sent a message to the abusers and cowardly murderers that they will never again be free to lay a hand on anyone with the help of JCW.”
Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Iyar, April 19th, 7:00 pm sharp at the Crowne Plaza Suffern-Mahwah 3 Executive Blvd Suffern, NY 10901
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