Rebecca Berlin Melzer Named Board Member and Legal Liaison of SHALVA

Hoffenberg & Block LLC in Chicago is proud to announce that Rebecca Berlin Melzer has been selected as a member of the Board of Directors and named as a member of the Legal Liaison Committee of SHALVA.

The Chicago Family Law Firm of Hoffenberg & Block LLC is proud to announce that Rebecca Berlin Melzer has been selected as a member of the Board of Directors and named as a member of the Legal Liaison Committee of SHALVA.


SHALVA is the oldest independent Jewish domestic abuse agency in the United States and has been instrumental in facilitating national and international dialogues on the specific needs of Jewish families experiencing domestic violence. SHALVA carries out its mission by working to create “a zero tolerance” for domestic abuse in the Jewish community.


In 1986, SHALVA’s first year of existence, 24 clients were served. Since then, SHALVA has worked with over 4,000 clients from every denomination of Judaism that seek assistance for domestic abuse. Over the years, SHALVA has grown to include free counseling services in the form of crisis-counseling, ongoing individual, support and educational groups.


“I am honored to be a Board member of the exceptional organization and look forward to sharing my experience and legal insight with the other members of the Legal Liaison Committee as we strive to enforce SHALVA’s “zero tolerance” commitment for domestic abuse in the Jewish community”, said Berlin Melzer.


SHALVA works in partnership with domestic abuse agencies throughout the Chicago metropolitan area to increase awareness around culturally-specific Jewish issues and to serve as a resource specializing in Chicago’s Jewish population. SHALVA’s community education programs reach more than 3,400 people annually throughout the Jewish community and the newsletter is sent to over 19,500 homes biannually. Since 1986, SHALVA volunteers and staff have educated thousands of individuals about violence in Jewish relationships. SHALVA staff trains Rabbis, police officers, hospital social workers, camp counselors, teachers, friends and family of victims in order to increase education and community awareness about domestic abuse, to inform the public about SHALVA’s counseling and education services, and to promote advocacy around the issue of domestic abuse.


ABOUT HOFFENBERG & BLOCK LLC – THE CHICAGO FAMILY LAWYERS


Hoffenberg and Block LLC is a full-service Chicago Family Law Firm serving clients from Cook, Lake, DuPage and McHenry counties in Illinois for over 45 years. The firm dedicates its practice exclusively to matters of family law, such as Divorce, Child Custody and Visitation, Spousal and Child Support, Prenuptial Agreements and Modification and Enforcement of existing judgments. A no obligation case evaluation is available to all new clients. Hoffenberg and Block LLC can be reached directly by calling 312-853-8000, or visiting ChicagoFamilyLawyer.com, where more information on their services and attorneys is available.


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