Creating Shelters of Peace: Partnering and Parenting to Prevent Domestic Violence
Please join us for our Shabbat evening service and program sponsored by the synagogue’s Social Action Committee.
Date: Friday, October 18
Location: Congregation B'nai Torah
Open to the public
Julie Youdovin: Program coordinator for Journey to Safety, the domestic violence program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services
Susan Pettit: founder and board member of the Sudbury-Wayland-Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable
Rabbi Lisa Eiduson: Congregation B’nai Torah
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Fall Harvest Holiday of Sukkot.
As the weather turns cooler, we are thankful for the safety and shelter of our homes, families and communities. We acknowledge those without “safe havens,” including those who suffer from domestic violence. We invite you to join as we explore the theme of prevention. Together we will examine key messages children receive from parents, popular culture, and the media. We will navigate how to empower our children to value healthy relationships, avoid stereotyping, and recognize the precursors to violence.
Words of Wisdom By Rabbi Lisa Eiduson
"In our twenty-first century world, we each have the power to create messages that can be transmitted instantly and globally. Sometimes we use words and sometimes we use images or even innuendos. From a very young age, children are absorbing information and attitudes that will shape them for a lifetime. This gives us a great opportunity but also carries with it an implicit challenge. That is, how do we take the extra milli-second in our lives to transmit the positive and loving qualities of relationships rather than dwell on the unhealthy and potentially harmful aspects that are so prevalent and compete for our time and attention?"