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Saturday, Sunday, and Monday: Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024

Friday night: Romemu, 165 W. 105th Street, New York, NY 10025



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Coping & Healing [clear filter]
Monday, February 18
 

10:10am

Healing as Emulating the Divine
Are there elements of the divine in healing? How does holiness enter the work of helping to heal others? In this text-based study, we will explore together sources that  point to the kedusha (holiness) and characteristics of imitiatio Dei (imitation of God) inherent in the work of the healer.

Presenters
avatar for Seth Aronson

Seth Aronson

Seth Aronson, Psy.D., is the Director of Curriculum, Training and Supervising Analyst at the William Alanson White Institute. He also teaches in the doctoral program at Long Island University, supervising doctoral students there and at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:15am
Room 8 (5th Floor)

10:10am

Navigating the Spiritual Journey of Bereavement through Sacred Texts and Prayer
Participants will learn about resources in texts and in healing prayer, to help themselves or offer support to others in working through the painful process of losing a loved one.

Presenters
avatar for Shira Stern

Shira Stern

Shira Stern was ordained by HUC-JIR in 1983 and received her Doctor of Ministry in 2004. She has served as a pulpit rabbi, a board certified chaplain and president of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains. She is currently in private practice, specializing in bereavement, and... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:15am
Room 7 (5th Floor)

11:25am

Foremothering Complexity, Grit, and Resilience in the Lives of Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel
The foremothers of the Torah offer an intriguing variety of personalities. Explore how Sarah’s laughter, Rebecca’s determination, Leah’s sadness and Rachel’s innocence emerge from the Genesis family dynamics. Consider connections between these ancient figures and the resilience and grit that parents, educators, and all of us try to inhabit for ourselves, and best model for the children in our lives.

Presenters
avatar for Abby Eisenberg

Abby Eisenberg

Abby Eisenberg is the founder and lead educator of ExploreJewish and Judaics Tutoring NYC. She works with NYC families, creating and teaching individualized text-based Judaics curricula to kids and parents. Abby also officiates at lifecycle events and teaches regularly at the 92Y... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 11:25am - 12:30pm
Room 4 (5th Floor)

11:25am

Living Fully After Tragedy: Lessons from the Jewish Experience
Nina Kampler draws on the personal experience -- the loss of her son Judah to suicide in 2015 -- to speak with audiences internationally about resilience.  She connects her story with those of others who have lived through traumas of Jewish history, and shares the resources from Jewish values and practice that she has found most healing and helpful.

Presenters
avatar for Nina Kampler

Nina Kampler

Nina Kampler is a lawyer, real estate advisor, and business development expert. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and the NYU School of Law. Residents of Teaneck, NJ, she and her husband Zvi Marans are the parents of four children, and are active members of their... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 11:25am - 12:30pm
Room 8 (5th Floor)

11:25am

Special Session for Jewish Educators
As Jewish educators, we are keenly attuned to the emotional needs of our learners. We strive to maintain caring, safe learning environments even during (or especially during!) difficult times. “Who’s helping the helpers (that is, us)?” is a vital question that is central to our well-being, professionally and personally. As we come together to provide support to one another, we’ll talk about opportunities for, and challenges to, supporting our own spiritual and emotional lives.  

Presenters
avatar for Jeff Kress

Jeff Kress

Jeff Kress is the Bernard Heller Professor of Jewish Education at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at JTS. Social and emotional learning is at the core of his teaching, research, and professional development work. Jeff lives in Highland Park, NJ with his wife... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 11:25am - 12:30pm
Room 11 (5th Floor)

11:25am

What Have You Lost? Finding Jewish Paths through Everyday Depression and Disappointments
Everyone experiences depressed feelings and challenging disappointments at times,  but many of us do not access the Jewish resources that could help us to prepare, to cope, to restore balance, or to rekindle hope. Utilizing a framework of Loss and Recovery, we will explore the common but very real experiences that often yield a sense of shame, failure, and emptiness, and then consider tales, texts, chants and other treasures from the Jewish storehouse that can be tools of restoration and resilience.

Presenters
avatar for Simkha Weintraub

Simkha Weintraub

Simkha Y. Weintraub serves as Rabbinic Director of the Jewish Board, offering Jewish spiritual counseling, support groups, workshops and other programs for those who are bereaved, survivors of trauma, or living with chronic illness. For 30 years he has worked to integrate Jewish spiritual... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2019 11:25am - 12:30pm
Room 7 (5th Floor)