This event, hosted by the SRE Network team was held on:
Wednesday, October 26, 12:00 - 1:30 pm PT/3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
REGISTRATION: Participants who attended the virtual sessions had to pre-register as a requirement.
TOPIC: In this training, attorney and ORA CEO Keshet Starr and therapist Sheva Ganz discussed how to support survivors of abuse by instituting survivor-led advocacy programs, creating opportunities for peer leadership, and building organizations with survivor-led cultures. Keshet and Seva discussed some of the challenges that arise when working on abuse cases, using the psychology of trauma to inform best practices and brainstorm new approaches to these common difficulties.
WHO ATTENDED: This training was open to all nonprofit professionals, but particularly suited for those working in abuse and trauma spaces. This program was not only for direct service providers but also for organizational leaders seeking to set a culture in this area.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
Keshet Starr, Esq., is the CEO of the Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), the nonprofit addressing the agunah (Jewish divorce refusal) crisis on a case-by-case basis worldwide. At ORA, Keshet oversees advocacy and early intervention initiatives designed to assist individuals seeking a Jewish divorce, along with prevention initiatives to eliminate abuse from the Jewish divorce process. Keshet has written for outlets such as the Times of Israel, The Forward, and Haaretz, and frequently presents on issues related to Jewish divorce, domestic abuse, and the intersection between civil and religious divorce processes. Keshet has also authored academic work focused on getting refusal and domestic abuse, is a Wexner Field Fellow and was named one of The Jewish Week’s 36 Under 36. A graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Keshet lives in central New Jersey with her husband and four young children.
Sheva Ganz is a licensed psychotherapist, parent coach, Certified Divorce Specialist, and Mediator. She currently works in private practice, based in Boca Raton, Florida, and sees clients both in-person and virtually, providing counseling, workshops, and courses that encourage personal insight and self-development. After going through her own divorce with three children, Sheva became passionate about using her experience and her expertise to help others navigate the challenges of divorce and single parenthood. She is the co-founder of the Jewish Divorce Project, a podcast aimed at exploring the relevant issues that Jewish divorced individuals encounter and experience. Through her specialized work in this field, Sheva hopes to redefine the way we divorce, promoting a co-operative approach to divorce, and supporting single parents in creating loving homes.