Established in 1981, the Jerusalem Rape Crisis Center in Memory of Linda Feldman (JRCC) was one of the first such centers in the country, aiming to provide a comprehensive response to the suffering of local women subject to the trauma of sexual violence. The JRCC was named after Linda Feldman, one of the founding volunteers, an immigrant from Canada who died tragically in a car accident.
Vital crisis intervention, offering a supportive ear and practical
assistance, has been provided from the outset to women, girls and
children who have been raped, abused, harassed or sexually
assaulted. Since its inception, the JRCC has evolved into a
sophisticated, volunteer-driven service, staunchly committed to the
ideals which originally drove its founders: Assisting and empowering
victims of sexual abuse, and raising social awareness of the prevalent
and unwelcome phenomenon of violence against women while
simultaneously spearheading the movement to end it.
Today, the JRCC operates with a part-time staff of 10 and continues to
develop multi-faceted services to reach out to Jerusalemĺs most
vulnerable, constantly expanding in accordance with increases in both
demand and public awareness. Thanks to the ongoing dedication of our
Volunteers, Staff and generous supporters, the JRCC has transformed
into a reliable and prolific address for assistance, professionalism and
If you- or someone you know- has suffered sexual abuse, and you
need to talk in confidence or be advised, call 1202 from any
phone, 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a Week.