Project Sarah — the name stands for Stop Abusive Relationships At Home — is marking its 25th anniversary this year. It will celebrate with its annual breakfast, set for Sunday, May 2, at 9:30 a.m. This year, like last year, the breakfast will be online.
Esther and Rabbi Michael East and Rabbi Chaim and Dr. Shoshana Poupko are the guests of honor, and Lois Kaish will receive the Volunteer Recognition award.
Pam Jacobs, the executive director of the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence, is the guest speaker. Then, Chef Shalom Yehudiel, who owns Teaneck’s Humble Toast and was a contestant on “Chopped,” will demonstrate how to cook breakfast from the kitchen of his new Teaneck restaurant, La Cucina Di Nava.
Aviva Distenfeld, Judith Halpern, and Michelle Ritholtz are the breakfast chairs.
Project Sarah provides treatment and resources for Jewish victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse throughout New Jersey. Services include individual and group therapy by highly trained clinical staff, pro bono legal consultations, psychiatric services, and financial and vocational support. It also offers community education workshops, prevention programming, the renowned Magen Yeladim Child Safety Program for schools, a middle school internet safety program, and a broad array of professional training programs. The organization is endorsed by the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County and the North Jersey Board of Rabbis.
Donate and register at projectsarah.org or call (973) 777-7638.