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To Save a Life

Ending Domestic Violence in Jewish Families - Updated Release

To Save a Life

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Study Guide Author: Ann Downer, MS EdD
Pub. Date: 2000
Revised: 2009
Publisher: FaithTrust Institute
Format: DVD, Paperback
Total Length: 35 minutes


An essential resource for abused Jewish women, Jewish communal leaders, helping professionals and all who seek to break the silence about domestic violence in Jewish families.

To Save a Life:

  • Is an excellent introductory information about domestic violence in Jewish families
  • Reassures Jewish women that the abuse is not their fault, they are not alone, and help is available
  • Discusses shalom bayit, Kiddush Ha-Shem, and teshuvah
  • Addresses the denial and guilt that many people feel about the reality of domestic violence in Jewish families
  • Expands knowledge of Jewish culture
  • Provides information about the effects of domestic violence on children
  • Includes a 40-page study guide and a package of awareness brochures


  • NW Regional Emmy Nominee, National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences
  • Cindy Award, Intl. Association of Audiovisual Communicators
  • Silver Plaque Award, INTERCOM: Cinema/Chicago

"This DVD covers all the bases. It thoroughly explores all the aspects of family violence amid an illuminating and supportive discussion of Jewish perspectives on the issue."
--Rabbi Elliot Dorff, Rector and Professor of Philosophy, American Jewish University

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