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Beyond Silence

  • Peninsula Temple Sholom 1655 Sebastian Dr Burlingame, CA, 94010 United States (map)

Beyond Silence

Jewish Professional Development Day Focusing on
Child Sexual Abuse  

Wednesday, November 18th, 
8:30am – 4:00pm
at Peninsula Temple Sholom, 1655 Sebastian Drive, Burlingame

Child sexual abuse occurs in every community. One in four women and one in six men report having been sexually abused before age 18. As Jewish professionals, we encounter children and adults who are impacted by child sexual abuse every day. Guided by our Jewish values, this day will be dedicated to move beyond silence to create a culture of care and action in our community.


Beyond Silence will help you:

  • Increase your knowledge of child sexual abuse
  • Understand legal, ethical and Jewish value-based responsibilities with regard to child sexual abuse
  • Know what to do when/if abuse is disclosed or suspected in your Jewish communal setting
  • Gain concrete tools for how to talk to survivors, understand what helps survivors disclose and provide Jewish spiritual care
  • Implement policies, practices and protocols for preventing and responding to child sexual abuse within the Jewish institutional context
  • Be motivated to bring this knowledge back to your organization and to integrate information and training/education within your staff

Additional Information or (415) 629-9841



David Waksberg
Chief Executive Office
Jewish LearningWorks

Rabbi Eric Weiss  
President & CEO
Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

Rabbi Nathaniel Ezray
Rabbi Pamela Frydman

Organizing Committee
Beyond Silence

Rabbi Marvin Goodman
Executive Director
Northern CA Board of Rabbis

Nancy Drapin
Bay Area Temple Administrators

Naomi Tucker
Executive Director
Shalom Bayit

Jonathan Emanuel
Educators Council

Beyond Silence would like to thank the Lisa  & John Pritzker Family Fund, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties for their generous support.

Earlier Event: November 16
American Jewish History with Marc Dollinger
Later Event: November 18
Yoga and Wholeness: With a Jewish Twist