Navigating Today’s Emotional and Spiritual Wounds - JFSSD
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Navigating Today’s Emotional and Spiritual Wounds

This virtual Community Conversation took place on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Panelists: Dr. Bruce Sachs, JFS Psychologist and Rabbi Susan Freeman, Director Center for Jewish Care, Board Certified Chaplain, ACPE

We are living through an enormously stressful time that impacts each of us in a very personal way. While we may experience the feeling of being overwhelmed, we do have choices in how we respond to tragedy. In this conversation, led by Dr. Bruce Sachs, JFS Psychologist, and Rabbi Susan Freeman, Director of the Center for Jewish Care, will share strategies for caring for ourselves amidst the turbulence we may be experiencing. Join us as we discuss concepts from the world of psychology, share spiritual insights, and engage in real-time coping activities.

Community Conversations: Learning Together

The Center for Jewish Care at JFS provides a home to engage in authentic and meaningful Jewish conversations. As a community, we have a rich history of studying our ancient texts to reveal values that can inform our beliefs and actions. While some individuals commit to personal study, our tradition also encourages studying in pairs or community (hevruta) recognizing that healthy discussion and debate can illuminate alternate perspectives, new understandings, and innovative approaches to today’s challenges. Together, we critically examine how the teachings of our heritage can be applied to modern issues, whether how to maintain our physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, care for our loved ones and neighbors in need, or even fresh takes on current headlines. Each conversation welcomes our community into dialogue with thought-provoking community leaders, clergy, educators, therapists, and other national and local experts. The Center for Jewish Care invites you to study and learn with us.