October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

Support survivors and help raise awareness by particiapting in

Purple Shabbat 2022

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JCADA created Purple Shabbat, a community engagement initiative to shine a light on the darkness of intimate partner violence. Purple Shabbat educates the community about the broad impact of intimate partner violence, and helps reduce the tolerance for abuse within our Jewish spaces. Together, we can create safe, inclusive communites and a more peaceful world. JCADA is here to help!

Congregations and kehillot participate in Purple Shabbat throughout October by sharing JCADA resource materials, inviting representatives from JCADA to speak, incorporating awareness into divrei torah and more.

Click here and let us know how your community can participate! We look forward to working together to create the safe communities we all deserve. Questions? Email Lily Twibell, Manager of Outreach and Partnerships at lily@jcada.org

Purple Shabbat Participating Communities


  • Adas Israel Congregation, DC

  • Bet Mishpachah, DC

  • Beth El Hebrew Congregation, VA

  • B'nai Israel Congregation, MD

  • Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, MD

  • Congregation Ner Shalom, VA

  • Congregation Sha'are Shalom, VA 

  • the Den Collective, Greater Washington Area

  • Hill Havurah, DC 

  • Kehilat Pardes, The Rock Creek Synagogue, MD

  • Kesher Israel Congregation, DC

  • Kol Shalom, MD

  • Machar, The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, DC 

  • Ohev Sholom National Synagogue, DC

  • Ohr Kodesh Congregation, MD

  • Oseh Shalom, MD

  • Sixth & I, DC

  • Tifereth Israel, Kol Nashim (voice of women) DC

  • Temple Emanuel, MD 

  • Tikvat Israel Congregation, MD