October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As we have done in past years, Congregation B’nai Torah of Sudbury will shine a light on this issue at our Shabbat service on Oct. 28.
This Shabbat’s parsha is Noach (Noah), the second portion in Genesis. As the story goes, Noah goes from living in a familiar place that we are told is “corrupt” and full of “lawlessness” to having to rebuild after a great flood destroys everyone and everything other than his immediate family and all those pairs of animals he gathers to take with him on the ark.
Picking up on themes from Noah, Carole Thompson, director of Resilience and Empowerment Initiatives at Domestic Violence Services Network, will join us to speak about some of the ways that survivors of domestic abuse use painting, drawing, writing, and other art forms to tell the story of the personal devastation that they have experienced and express some part of their own process of rebuilding and healing as they move forward.
Carole has expertly guided many individuals on this therapeutic path and will read some of the work that survivors have created and also share some of what she has learned along the way.
Julie Youdovin, Outreach & Program Coordinator at Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Journey to Safety program will also offer brief reflections on community engagement and what we all can do to support abuse survivors in our community.
The service will be held both in-person and via livestream.+ More... - Less...
225 Boston Post Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776
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