About the project
The Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center was established in 1981 to aid survivors of rape and sexual assault in Jerusalem and its surrounding areas and to reshape societal attitudes toward sexual violence in Israel. The center was named in memory of Linda Feldman, one of the organization’s founding volunteers. The center was one of the first centers in the country to offer a 24-hour hotline, support services, and educational, outreach and lobbying programs. The Jerusalem Foundation has supported the production of educational materials, a program to help rape victims navigate judicial and social service systems, a victim witness assistance program, volunteer training programs, and projects with Sawa, the center’s Arabic-language program that became an independent, sister organization in 2003.