Food, Body Image, and Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community
Some topics discussed during this educational workshops for parents include exploring the role of hunger, shame, body dysmorphia, and self-esteem in the development of eating disorders. These programs will be led by mental health professionals and can be replicated in your community.
The Young Leadership Cabinet of the Orthodox Union developed a documentary, “Hungry to be Heard”, focusing on the rising rates of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders in our community. This film is aimed at providing educational information for students, parents, teachers and health professionals regarding awareness, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders.
An Orthodox Jewish Guide to Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program To Advance Girl Power, Health and Leadership
a Jewish companion guide to be used in conjunction with Full of Ourselves (FOO), a wellness curriculum published by Teachers College Press that aims to bolster girls’ self- and body-esteem. In response to the call to raise strong and healthy Jewish girls, and a request for help within the Jewish community for effective eating disorders prevention, The Hadassah Foundation generously provided a grant to develop, evaluate, and re-design a first-rate Jewish guide to FOO. Bishvili: For Me is the result.
To download a copy of Bshvili click here
Eating Disorders 101: Signs, Symptoms, and Accessing Treatment & Navigating the Pressures to be Perfect: Exploring Eating Disorder Contributing Factors
featuring Ilene Fishman, LCSW & Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD HERE
Pressures & Stresses Contributing to Food & Body Image Challenges in the Frum Community
featuring Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser HERE
Panel Discussion: What Does Recovery Look Like?
featuring Jennifer Beaudean & Ellen Domingos HERE
Professional Development Workshop for Mental Health Professionals
featuring Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair HERE
Self Esteem and Eating Disorders: Facing the Issue in Our Community
featuring Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the Orthodox Union HERE
Shidduchim and Body Image
featuring Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Rav and Author, and Eating Disorders Counselor HERE
National Eating Disorder Association: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
If you are worried about yourself or a loved one, you can call NEDA’s free, confidential Information and Referral Helpline at 800-931-2237.
MASK, Mothers and Fathers Aligned Saving Kids: http://www.maskparents.com/
MASK’s mission is to ensure that all parents/caregivers in the Jewish community receive the resources necessary to help them raise emotionally healthy families.
Tikvah V’Chizuk: http://www.tvcsupport.org/index.html
TVC offers support to families and friends of those suffering from an eating disorder– as well as the individuals themselves – within the Jewish community.
Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative http://www.eatingdisordertreatmentspecialists.com/
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD
Helping Teens With Body Image Issues
Baltimore Jewish Times, January 22, 2010
By: Adam Stone
Candid Talk On Teen Body Image Angst
Baltimore Jewish Times, February 5, 2010
By: Rochelle Eisenberg