V. DOMESTIC ABUSE
A. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in all its forms—emotional, physical, financial and sexual. A rabbi engaged in abusive behavior must take immediate responsibility for specific harmful actions as well as for the intimidation and control that cycles of abusive behavior inflict on others. A rabbi who engages in domestic abuse, becomes aware of the impulse to do so or receives comments identifying his/her personal behavior as abusive should seek professional help immediately in order to protect the safety of his/her family. Accepting accountability to others is an essential step in changing abusive behavior.
B. A rabbi who is a victim of domestic abuse should seek help as soon as possible.