JCW will host Child Abuse Awareness event at Chabad Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello on Sunday August 9th at 7pm
Jewish Community Watch (JCW), an organization dedicated to combating child sexual abuse in the Orthodox community, will hold an event in Monticello on August 9th to raise awareness about abuse in the community, to educate parents on prevention and to show support for survivors. JCW has held nine events this year across the United States and Israel, attended by over 3,300 people. The event in Monticello expects to attract a large and diverse crowd from the 250,000 Jewish summer residents of the Catskills.
Jewish Community Watch, which is advised by a group of prestigious rabbis, legal experts and mental health professionals, was founded four years ago. Through its educational activities and support services for survivors, JCW, with the help of our community, are turning the tide against abuse.
At the upcoming event in Monticello, an engaging contingency of guest speakers will be present, including, Mordy Feinstein, a survivor of child sexual abuse, Officer Riegler, Detective at the Monticello PD and Monticello District Attorney Fred Mosley together with the Police Chief of Monticello.
Founder of JCW, Meyer Seewald, said: “After a year speaking in front of packed halls and Shuls across the United States and Israel, I can say that the effect of these events are unparalleled. They transform a city into active soldiers in the battle to protect every precious Jewish child. After each event we are contacted by dozens of survivors who wish to share their story of abuse and help us prevent future abuse. I can say with confidence that these events have literally saved lives. I urge each and every person to attend – let’s take a stand for our children and in support of survivors.”
The day after a previous event, JCW received the following message from an attendee: “Last night’s event was probably the most important event I’ve ever been to. The honesty, rawness, humanity and bravery that was shown by every single speaker and survivor affected me so deeply I really can’t describe it. Eli, Meyer, and Baruch–who were so courageous in sharing their stories, have just saved countless lives. I have never been prouder to be Jewish than I was last night, when we all stood together and sent a message to the abusers and cowardly murderers that they will never again be free to lay a hand on anyone – with the help of JCW.”
Event Details: Chabad Landfield Avenue Synagogue in Monticello on Sunday August 9th at 7pm