For many, home is the safest place, but as a veteran domestic violence social worker, I have witnessed  that is not true for many families. According to the CDC (2017), 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men experience DV in their lifetime- and now, as we face social distancing,...

“I don’t know what I’ll do if we need to stay home. The only time that I feel safe is when he is out of the house, and I am at work.” The voice on the other end of the line sounds shaky, panicked. It’s a caller to our hotline, describing her abusive marriage and what s...

November 19, 2019

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, Shalom Task Force greeted over 300 community members at their Annual Brunch at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst.  This standing-room-only crowd came together to support the critical services that Shalom Task Force provides to the communi...

October 28, 2019

The Shalom Task Force Confidential Hotline phone rang.  Esther was calling from work.  After a particularly terrible weekend she had finally found a safe place and time to call. They were the model family. They were recently honored by their shul, their children attend...

October 16, 2019

New York, NY – October 16, 2019

Shalom Task Force will be holding its Annual Brunch on November 17, 2019. Shalom Task Force (‘STF’) is pleased to announce Mrs. Miriam Ellenberg as the Guest of Honor, Rabbi Yehudah and Lisa Septimus, will receive the Community Leadership...

November 12, 2018

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, Shalom Task Force greeted over 350 community members at their Annual Brunch at the Sephardic Temple in Cedarhurst.  The standing-room-only crowd came to recognize the achievements of the exceptional honorees, as well as to support this crit...

October 23, 2018

Sometimes, a broken engagement is a good thing. 

Years ago, when most of my friends were already married, I was set up with someone who seemed great "on paper." I was eager to become a married woman. We dated and became engaged.  Shortly after the l’chaim, my parents sh...

October 4, 2018

STF Honors Outstanding Community Leaders at
Annual Brunch on November 4, 2018

New York, NY – October 3, 2018 – Shalom Task Force (‘STF’) is pleased to announce that Mrs. Shani Traube will be their Guest of Honor at their fifth annual brunch on Sunday, November 4, 2018 a...

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This project was partially supported by Grant No. 2015-UD-AX-0006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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