Orthodox Rabbinic Task Force (ORTF)

To continue supporting the Orthodox community with the highest quality supportive services, SHALVA has developed an Orthodox Rabbinic Task Force, in partnership with a cross-section of 12 Chicagoland Orthodox rabbis. This resource is for community members seeking rabbinic guidance to understand domestic abuse or shalom bayit issues, as well as how to help others in unhealthy relationships. The participating rabbis have received in-depth training about domestic abuse.

To speak with any of our trained rabbis anonymously, call 855-4SHALVA (474-2582) or call SHALVA at 773-583-HOPE(4673) for additional information. Task Force assistance can be coordinated with counseling services at SHALVA.

All conversations with SHALVA or any Task Force rabbis are strictly confidential.

The following rabbis have graciously agreed to serve on the Task Force:*

Rabbi Eliezer Dimarsky

Rabbi Zvi Engel

Rabbi Baruch Epstein

Rabbi Menachem Fine

Rabbi Shaanan Gelman

Rabbi Aaron Leibtag

Rabbi Yaakov Robinson

Rabbi Moshe Scheinberg

Rabbi Moshe Schmelczer

Rabbi Gershon Schaffel

Rabbi Efraim Twerski

Rabbi Zvi Zimmerman

*in formation

ORTF Resources