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“I Had No Idea” The Impacts of an Eating Disorder on the Jewish Community: Holidays, Dating & Marriage

February 24, 2014, by

This year’s NEDAwareness Week theme is “I Had No Idea” to raise awareness towards the significant impact eating disorders have on individuals, families, and communities across the nation. The more people who learn about these life-threatening illnesses, the more lives we can save. Last year, 100% of U.S. states hosted NEDAwareness Week events and activities. […]

OU Issues Purim Safety Alert

January 16, 2014, by

Let’s be safe on Purim! Bodily harm through intoxication is not a mitzvah no Purim, and driving under the influence of alcohol is illegal, leads to impaired judgement, and could even result in a catastrophe. It is time for parents and teens to be proactive and make certain that safety is the overriding concern throughout […]

The SPIRIT Initiative: 4 Week Fall Series

October 3, 2013, by

The Orthodox Union, in collaboration with STAJE and Congregation Bnai Yeshurun is proud to present a 4-week fall series that focuses on ‘The SAGE Initiative”. A forum focused on enhancing the educational opportunities for active retiree’s in the Jewish Community.

Fertility, Medicine and Halacha Conference: Building Healthy Families

September 16, 2013, by

    Speakers Include: Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D., Founding Rabbi Safra Synagogue Natan Bar-Chama, M.D., Male Reproductive Health of New York Medical Director at RMA of New York, Mt. Sinai Keith Berkowitz, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Balanced Health, NY Michael Glassner, M.D., Director, Mainline Fertility Center, Bryn Mawr, PA Richard Grazi, M.D., Director, Genesis Fertility & […]

Out of Sight, In Plain View

June 6, 2013, by

The Orthodox Union and Project Witness invite you to a webinar on Monday, June 17th at 8:30PM EST to better understand the impact of trauma Holocaust survivors lived through and its influence on their own and their children’s lives.

Yeshiva Drug Guidelines

May 31, 2013, by

The Orthodox Union, together with FEGS, the BJE of Greater New York and the Yeshiva Counseling Network, in consultation with principals/rabbanim, have prepared Alcohol and drug prevention/ intervention guidelines for high schools. We are pleased to share this information with you for adoption by your communal yeshivot and day schools.

Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Sensitivity at End of Life

May 2, 2013, by

Dear Friends, MJHS, one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit hospice and palliative care programs under Jewish auspices, is honored to present you with the enclosed electronic guidebook: Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Sensitivity at End-of-Life.  We are grateful to the Orthodox Union for its interest in sharing this useful resource to its membership […]

Reclaiming the Body: Anorexia and Bulimia in the Jewish Community

March 20, 2013, by

Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D. The American Eating Disorder Center of Long Island jrrabinor@gmail.com Originally published in the book “What May I Do With My Body” Jewish Choices/Jewish Voices: Contemporary Ethics, Spirituality, and Identity. Published by the Jewish Publication Society, editors, Elliot Dorff and Louis Newman “To save one life is to save the world.” The […]

Making Our Lives a Blessing: The Therapist’s Voice

March 20, 2013, by

Judith Ruskay Rabinor, Ph.D. (Originally published in Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, Philadelphia: Routledge; Volume 6, Issue 2, Summer 1998.) “Help us find the courage, to make our lives a blessing.”* Healing remains one of the genuine mysteries of life. Throughout history, artists, poets, writers and healers have grappled with the question […]