Additional Resources

The Prenup

The Beth Din of America

Information about the prenup/postnup, how to sign one, background information, and rabbinic endorsements.

theprenup.org

 

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence and Counseling

Mount Sinai SAVI Takanot Program

Free, confidential, religiously sensitive counseling and support services for Orthodox Jewish survivors of rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and domestic violence.

212.423.2147

http://www.cgdms.org/savi/takanot

 

Project S.A.R.A.H. (Stop Abusive Relationships AHome)

Provides help for Jewish victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse and their families throughout the state of New Jersey. Project SARAH works closely with rabbis and rebbetzins, kallah teachers and mikvah attendants, camp directors and school administrators, parents and the general public to keep the community safe for everyone. Project SARAH staff connect victims and survivors with a broad array of services including pro bono legal consultations, evaluations, individual and group therapy, psychiatric services, as well as emotional, financial and vocational support.

973.777.7638

projectsarah@jfsclifton.org

http://www.projectSARAH.org  

 

Safe Horizon 

The largest provider of domestic violence services in the country and provides a 24-hour hotline for victims. Safe Horizon also provides legal assistance.

800.621.HOPE

http://www.safehorizon.org 

 

Shalom Task Force Hotline

Offers confidential, national domestic abuse toll-free hotline to provide a listening ear and to offer a wide range of referrals to its callers.

212.874.2915

http://www.shalomtaskforce.org  

 

Sister to Sister

Services and resources for divorced and single mothers. Offers therapy services, mentoring, support groups, and training for mothers. Provides legal counsel.

718.338.2948

http://www.sistertosisternetwork.org/

 

Power and Control Wheel for the Jewish Woman

Produced by Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

To view the wheel, click here

 

Legal Services

Her Justice

Legal advice and representation for low-income women for contested & uncontested divorces, orders of protection, custody/visitation, child support and spousal support, VAWA immigration self-petitions and battered spouse waivers. 

212.695.3800 
http://www.herjustice.org/ 


New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
A nonprofit law office dedicated to providing free legal services in civil law matters to low-income New Yorkers.  Services include representation in divorces, child custody/visitation, orders of protection, spousal and child support, and foster care matters.
212.613.5000 

http://www.nylag.org

 

Sarah’s Voice - A Free Legal Aid Service for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Sarah's Voice is a new legal-aid service run by Shalom Task Force.  It provides a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing domestic violence issues in the Orthodox community. Sarah's Voice is staffed by a full-time lawyer and social worker who work hand-in-hand to ease the process as clients come forward to receive legal aid.

888.883.2323 

http://www.shalomtaskforce.org/legal/

 

Sanctuary for Families
Services domestic violence victims and their children in family law (order of protection, custody/visitation, abuse/neglect, support and matrimonial) and immigration law (battered spouse waivers, self-petitions under VAWA and asylum) proceedings. Specializes in providing services for immigrant and undocumented battered women.
212.349.6009
http://www.sanctuaryforfamilies.org

 

The New Start Project
Assists clients with Uncontested Divorces, Separation Agreements and brief legal services in Contested Divorces, as well as navigating the legal system from start to finish.  Fees are determined on a sliding scale from $100-$500 based on the client’s income.  No client is turned away.  Intended for clients who are ineligible to receive free legal services but are unable to afford a private attorney.
646.619.1272      
http://www.newstartproject.com/index.html 

 

Children's Services

Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS)
Provides dozens of programs for children and their families. Consultations and clinical services also provided.  
888.523.2769      
http://www.jbfcs.org/index.html 

 

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services

Provides housing, foster care, outpatient counseling, at-home services, school-based programs, camps, and sexual abuse services for children.  
800.603.OHEL 
http://www.ohelfamily.org/

 

Batei Din

Beth Din of America

305 Seventh Avenue, Twelfth Floor 
New York, NY 10001 
Tel: 212.807.9042 Fax: 212.807.9183 
Email: Menahel@Bethdin.org

 

Beth Din of Elizabeth
330 Elmora Avenue 
Elizabeth, NJ 07208 
Tel: 908.355.4850 Fax: 908.289.5245

 

Beis Din of the Vaad Harabanim of Queens
141-49 73rd Avenue 
Flushing, NY 11367 
Tel: 718.849.9060 Fax: 718.849.9700
Email: info@queensvaad.org