June 6, 2017

Twelfth Annual Slingshot Guide Highlights the Best of the Thriving Jewish Nonprofit World


Contact: Avital Levin, LMSW, Education Director, Shalom Task Force. 212-742-1478 ext. 2,


New York, NY – Shalom Task Force, Inc. (STF) has been named one of North America’s top 50 innovative Jewish organizations in the 12th annual Slingshot Guide. The Guide has become a go-to resource for volunteers, activists and donors looking for new opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thriving. Slingshot 2017 was released today.


Shalom Task Force was selected from among hundreds of finalists reviewed by nearly 100 professionals with expertise in grant-making and Jewish communal life.  The Guide states, “Shalom Task Force’s education programs, which have reached 20,000 young adults in the U.S. and Israel, are giving the next generation of Orthodox men and women the tools and knowledge they need to prevent abusive relationships, along with safe spaces where they can talk freely and openly about this once-taboo topic.”  


Organizations included in this year’s Guide were evaluated on their innovative approach, the impact they have in their work, the leadership they have in their sector, and their effectiveness at achieving results.  Shalom Task Force is proud to be among the 50 organizations honored for meeting those standards.


The organizations included in the Guide are driving the future of Jewish life and engagement by motivating new audiences to participate in their work and responding to the needs of individuals and communities – both within and beyond the Jewish community – as never before.


“Shalom Task Force is proud to once again be selected for inclusion in the Slingshot Guide.  We are honored to be part of the amazing community of innovative organizations that are creating positive change in the Jewish world.  STF continues to be at the forefront of Jewish agencies working to prevent domestic abuse and provide critical services to survivors," said Esther Williams, Board President.


About the Slingshot Guide

The Slingshot Guide, now in its twelfth year, was created by a team of young funders as a guidebook to help funders of all ages diversify their giving portfolios to include the most innovative and effective organizations, programs and projects in North America. The Guide contains information about each organization’s origin, mission, strategy, impact and budget, as well as details about its unique character. The Slingshot Guide has proven to be a catalyst for next generation funding and offers a telling snapshot of shifting trends in North America's Jewish community – and how nonprofits are meeting new needs and reaching new audiences. The book, published annually, is available in hard copy and as a free download at


Shalom Task Force operates the national Domestic Abuse Hotline for Jewish victims and Sarah’s Voice, which provides free legal advice and services to survivors.  STF provides rabbinical and professional training on domestic abuse and offers prevention workshops to 2,000 young women and men a year in the US and Israel.  To reach the STF Domestic Violence Hotline call: 1-718-337-3700 or 1-888-883-2323 (toll-free).


Read Shalom Task Force's page in the guide here



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