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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Support survivors and help raise awareness by particiapting in

Purple Shabbat 2023

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JCADA created Purple Shabbat, a community engagement initiative to shine a light on the darkness of intimate partner violence (IPV). Purple Shabbat educates the community about the broad impact of IPV and helps reduce the tolerance for abuse within our Jewish spaces.​

Congregations and communities participate in Purple Shabbat any weekend in October by sharing JCADA resource materials, inviting representatives from JCADA to speak, incorporating awareness into divrei torah (sermons) and more.


Email Renana Harris-Blumenthal, Coordinator of Outreach and Partnerships ( to join this community effort and support survivors. 


Together, we can create safe communites and a more peaceful world and JCADA is here to help! 

Thank you to our community for supporting Purple Shabbat!

  • Am Kolel - Rockville, MD

  • Shaare Tefila - Olney, MD

  • Kehilat Pardes, The Rock Creek Synagogue - Rockville, MD

  • Ohr Kodesh - Chevy Chase, MD

  • B'nai Israel - Rockville, MD

  • Kol Shalom - Rockville, MD

  • Sha’are Shalom - Leesburg, VA

  • Ner Shalom - Woodbridge, VA

  • Rodef Shalom - Falls Church, VA

  • Hill Havurah - Washington DC

  • the Den Collective

  • the Jewish Institute for Lifelong Learning & Innovation

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