Flowers Aren't Enough

April 28, 2021

Flowers Aren't Enough

Join Shalom Bayit on May 6th for a gripping one-woman play, portraying Michal’s gut-wrenching story of domestic violence. Naomi Ackerman, Israeli American playwright and actress, will perform “Flowers Aren’t Enoughat 7:30 PM on Thursday, May 6th, via ZOOM, followed by a 30 minute discussion with Naomi Ackerman and Shalom Bayit Program Director Wendy Lipshutz.

Naomi Ackerman’s powerful portrayal draws you into her character in a way that many viewers feel as if they are living Michal’s experience. The play speaks to adults and teens, to survivors and to each of us who cares about abuse and working towards Shalom Bayit, peace in the home. Presented within a Jewish context, her message is universal, portraying realities faced by survivors from all backgrounds and cultures. There is no charge to attend. Registration is required.

Far too much abuse remains hidden, due to fear, shame, and lack of support within families and the community. It is incumbent upon each of us to recognize abuse, to support our friends and family members who have endured abuse, to work towards a community that provides legal, economic, spiritual, and emotional support to assist survivors in living free from abuse. Please join us for Flowers Aren’t Enough and become part of the change.

Shalom Bayit (Peace in the Home) Program of JF&CS

Twenty-eight years ago, JF&CS launched Shalom Bayit to break the silence about abuse within Jewish families and to challenge our community to support the needs of domestic violence survivors. We provide thousands of adults and children from all backgrounds with counseling, safety planning, advocacy and guidance to promote healing and living free from abuse, as well as providing abuse prevention and educational programs. Learn more at our website or contact us at 770.677.9322

-Wendy Lipshutz, LCSW, Shalom Bayit Program Director