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Mental Health Initiative at Rodef Sholom -- what's new?
Calling all artists: please respond by February 15!
Congregation Rodef Sholom is accepting proposals from the community to create an original sculpture to be displayed in the entrance of the synagogue during May for Mental Health Awareness Month. Please click here to download the RFP.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm, Rodef Sholom Sanctuary
Nancy L. Wolf -- Fostering Support for Families: A Jewish Mother's Story on Becoming an Involuntary Expert in Young Adult Mental Illness with Rabbi Lara Regev
Drawing from her own experience of parenting an adult child with mental illness, Nancy will talk candidly about the diagnosis process, navigating the mental health system, creating a support group (and teaching friends and family how to be supportive), discovering a new way to "kvell," navigating the college process, knowing how and when to back off, and options for going forward personally and within the Jewish community.
Nancy L. Wolf is a parent, a writer, a young adult mental health advisor and advocate and a semi-retired communications lawyer. In 2009 she created a monthly-meeting support group at her Reform synagogue, Temple Sinai, in Washington, DC, for "Parents of Young Adults Who Struggle" which she led for 5 years; the parents' group continues to thrive in 2016.
Our Breaking the Silence speaker series is free and open to the public; RSVP to Molly at 415.479.3441 or
The 'Breaking the Silence: Conversations about Mental Health' speaker series is part of the Mental Health Initiative at Congregation Rodef Sholom.The initiative is working to end the isolation and stigma of mental illness in the Jewish community and serve as a model for faith-based organizations to address mental health issues. The Mental Health Initiative is supported by the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation.
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