Awareness & Education
Raising Awareness in the Community
Support, Advice & Information Center
Supporting Abuse Victims & Their Families
Investigations & Community Liaison
MAGEN educates communities about how to prevent and respond to abuse.
MAGEN works on behalf of victims at all stages of navigation of the legal system.
MAGEN provides a safe address for victims of abuse and their families where they can obtain the practical and compassionate help they deserve.
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Latest news & updates
We are thrilled to launch our new Chug Bayit project in Efrat next week! Coming Soon: Modiin, Ranana, Har Nof! To bring a Chug Bayit to your community, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Thoughts on trauma, betrayal, and the latest intifada, from Magen’s Director, Miriam Friedman Living through the terror wave of the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a strange phenomenon. Conversations with friends, not to mention my Facebook feed, have been focused on two topics: the latest attack, and the latest outrageous headline. Read more: here
“To say there’s a crack in the system is an understatement.” -Shana Aaronson, Social Service Coordinator at עמותת מגן MAGEN When Brooklyn police went to convicted sex offender Yona Weinberg’s apartment this past January to arrest him for an alleged assault on an 11-year-old boy in August 2014, the New York Daily News reported,[…]
An amazing step toward making our communities safe for children, instead of perpetrators. One-hundred-and-seven rabbanim and dayanim have contributed their signatures to a kol koreh (public pronouncement) affirming the halachic obligation of all Jews to immediately report and notify secular law enforcement when they know of an instance of child abuse. The kol koreh is[…]
We would like to address the concerns regarding comments made by Dr. Goldwasser at an event co-hosted by Magen in April, 2015. We recognize the contributions Dr. Goldwasser has made to the field of treatment for survivors and appreciate the awareness he has raised about CSA in the Orthodox community. However, the disparaging comments that[…]
If your child has been threatened or hurt, here are a few tips to help him or her to cope with the traumatic event: Some children will come home and immediately tell his/her parents that something has happened. It is also common for children not to tell their parents for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they fear[…]
Israeli Tax Deductible Donations – Approved! Magen can now provide tax deductible donation receipts for the Israeli public.
JCW is the equivalent organization in the USA of Magen. Magen and JCW had worked together on promoting public awareness about child abuse. The first three joint JCW/Magen public awareness events took place in Beit Shemesh, Jersalem April 2015 and Efrat May 2015.