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Founding Mothers

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In May 1981, three young women identified a need for a rape crisis hotline in Jerusalem. Rachel Benzimon, Leesa Fine and Linda Feldman took it upon themselves to create a support system for survivors of rape and sexual violence in the Jerusalem Area, after a monthly ratio of three reports per month to the Jerusalem Police Department.


The center was founded in 1981 as a single phone line with three volunteers and grew to the JRCC of today with 10 staff members, 200 volunteers and a myriad of services.    

Linda Feldman R.I.P. - Co-founder.

The JRCC's first logo.

The first letter signed by the founding mothers, 1981.

24/7 Hotline

You are not alone! Our volunteers are waiting for your call, everyday, all day. 1202 or 02.6255558


Contact our offices

Phone   +972-2-623-2451 

Fax  +972-2-624-1942


Address  P.O. Box 7815, Jerusalem 9107801 Israel

Sexual Violence is a social problem that we need to address everyday. 

Until the age of 12, boys and girls are abused in a ratio of 1:6.


After the age of 12, girls and women are abused in a ratio of 1:3; boys and men are abused in a ration of 1:7.

In 87% of abuse cases the abuser is known to the survivor.

Approx. 65% of abuse cases took place when the victims were minors.

According to the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, in 2012, 40% of women have reported incidents of sexual harassment at the workplace.

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