Jewish Women International (JWI)
JWI is a national Jewish organization focused on empowering women and girls through economic literacy; community training; healthy relationship education; and promoting women’s leadership. JWI’s “programs, advocacy and philanthropic initiatives protect the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live in safe homes, thrive in healthy relationships, and realize the full potential of their personal strength.” Information about JWI's various initiatives to empower women can be accessed via their website, in addition to a comprehensive guide for Jewish clergy on domestic abuse.
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
“The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.”
- Higher Ground: NCJW’s Domestic Violence Campaign: NCJW’s Domestic Violence Campaign is a national effort to end domestic violence by improving the economic status of women. Grounded in the understanding that economic security is critical to women’s safety, Higher Ground educates and mobilizes advocates, community-members, and decision-makers to promote progressive policy solutions that champion women’s economic autonomy.
Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)
“JCADA's mission is to support victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and obtain safe environments; educate community professionals and others about domestic abuse and appropriate responses to it; and prevent future generations from suffering domestic abuse by raising awareness.” JCADA serves the metro Washington, D.C. region.
Counseling, Helpline & Aid Network for Abused Women (CHANA)
CHANA’s mission is “to aid individuals in the Jewish community who are victims of domestic violence by providing support, counseling and assistance, empowering women to create a safe environment for themselves and their families.” CHANA serves the greater Baltimore, MD region.
- The Shofar Coalition: A program connected to CHANA, The Shofar Coalition's mission is “to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse or neglect of children and to aid adults, adolescents and children who are suffering from the impact of traumatic experiences. The Shofar Coalition strives to create a healing community…one that responds to abuse with action rather than with silence, shame and denial.”
Jewish Institute Supporting an Abuse-Free Environment (JSAFE)
“JSafe: The Jewish Institute Supporting an Abuse-Free Environment works to promote a Jewish community in which all of its institutions and organizations conduct themselves responsibly and effectively in addressing the wrongs of domestic violence, child abuse and professional improprieties, whenever and by whomever they are perpetrated.”