National Council Of Jewish Women To Host Evening Examining Domestic Abuse, Oct. 27
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
- (1888PressRelease) September 27, 2011 - SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - In honor of domestic violence awareness month, the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section (NCJW/GDS) and Temple Israel Sisterhood will host an evening exploring the topic on Thursday, October 27 at Temple Israel (5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield). The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a performance of "Flowers Aren't Enough," a one-woman theatrical performance by world-renowned Israeli actress Naomi Ackerman. Admission is $10 and all proceeds will benefit the NCJW/GDS's Domestic Abuse Awareness programs.
The performance will be followed by a discussion with Ms. Ackerman about various aspects of domestic abuse.
"We encourage all to attend "Flowers Aren't Enough" as domestic abuse is still a topic that not many people talk about or want to recognize," said Susan Marwil, co-chair of the event. "Our organization is grateful that Naomi Ackerman will be in metropolitan Detroit to speak about abuse across the generations, local resources and economic security as it pertains to financial safety, power and control."
The night before the performance and discussion, Ackerman will present a teen workshop on domestic violence awareness at 7 p.m. at The Teen Center at the West Bloomfield Jewish Community Center (6600 West Maple Road, West Bloomfield). The workshop, which will be co-hosted with the B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) will focus on maintaining healthy relationships and making wise dating choices. For more information, please email Lindsey at BBYO at lrosenberg ( @ ) bbyo dot org
To attend either event, please call NCJW/GDS at 248-355-3300 ext. 0. For more information, please visit www.ncjwgds.org.
The National Council of Jewish Women/Greater Detroit Section, based in Southfield, Michigan, is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. For more information about the organization please call 248-355-3300 ext.0 or visit www.ncjwgds.org