Survivor Story: Rabbi Avremi Zippel
Episode 44- Survivor Story: Rabbi Avremi Zippel
Interview with Rabbi Zippel, a sexual abuse survivor
Shaunestte continues our Survivor Series with Rabbi Avremi Zippel of Salt Lake City, Utah. Rabbi Zippel is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and an outspoken advocate for children and legislative reform. He shares his story of abuse at the hands of his family’s babysitter and how he struggled for years to come to terms with the trauma that it caused. He also discusses his experience through the legal system as he sought justice from his abuser. Shaunestte and Rabbi Zippel talk about fear, shame, religion and the challenge of navigating the emotional fallout that accompanies the journey that sexual abuse survivors go through.
Host- Shaunestte Terrell
Guest- Rabbi Avremi Zippel
About Rabbi Zippel
Rabbi Avremi Zippel lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and family. He is the Program Director ot Chabad Lubavitch of Utah. He and his wife founded Young Jewish Professionals Utah in 2016, which has since grown to become the most prominent community of its kind across Utah. The organizations provides networking, spiritual and humanitarian offerings to young men and women in their 20s and 30s. In 2021, Rabbi Zippel was nominated to serve a four-year term on the Utah Council on Victims of Crime, a committee put in place by Utah’s legislature.