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Sunday, January 15 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Destigmatizing Mental Illness in the Orthodox Community

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Is mental illness a 'Jewish' problem? Although we deeply value mental health, our synagogues often ignore the need for education and support for those living with mental illness and for their loved ones. Silence in our spiritual communities increases stigma and suffering, and ultimately becomes the real 'Jewish' problem. This panel will discuss how to increase awareness and build support for those suffering from mental health challenges. 

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Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn

Clergy, B'nai David-Judea Congregation
Rabbanit Alissa is a member of the spiritual leadership at B'nai David-Judea Congregation, an Orthodox shul in Los Angeles. She received her semicha from Yeshivat Maharat and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and Classical Studies Archaeology and Ancient History.  Rabbanit Alissa is also a Board Certified Chaplain (BCC) through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains. She has... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 10:30am - 11:15am
Room 569

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