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Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative

If you or someone you know is experiencing Domestic Abuse, help is available right now! These local crisis hotlines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Compass Center in Orange County: 919-929-7122

  • InterAct in Wake County: 919-828-7740 (toll-free: 866-291-0855)

  • Durham Crisis Response Center in Durham County: 919-403-6562 (English), 919-519-3735 (Spanish)

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-SAFE (7233); TTY (800-787-3224)

Thanks to congregants Lisa Brachman and Rachel Mandell, with support from our pulpit Rabbi Matt Soffer & Allan Friedman, in partnership with the Social Action Committee, the Adult Education Committee, and the Women’s Group. Judea Reform Congregation stands committed to the prevention of domestic violence.

We Have Five Goals:

  • Raise Awareness about domestic violence’s occurrence in the Jewish community and in the broader community
  • Inform our Community about resources available to survivors and those at risk  
  • Offer Opportunities for congregants to get involved with the Compass Center, InterAct and/or Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) either directly or through the congregation. 
  • Advocate for survivors and those at risk. 
  • Encourage Donations to agencies providing needed supportive services and community resources

If you would like to join this congregational initiative, please contact and put DV in the subject line. We will forward your inquiry to the appropriate team leader.

Actions You Can Take Now:

  • Learn about domestic violence in our area and the country
  • Volunteer with the Compass Center, InterAct, or DCRC
  • Donate directly to the Compass Center, InterAct, or DCRC
  • Shop & Donate goods to Pennies for Change Boutique to benefit DCRC
  • Tell others about Compass Center, InterAct, and DCRC and their services.
  • If you know someone who may be in an abusive relationship, support them. Encourage them to reach out to community resources. Connect them with crisis hotlines, support groups, mental health services, or ask them what else they may need.

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