OU’s Rabbi Weinreb to Speak at 9/11 Event on Trauma
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President, Emeritus, of the Orthodox Union, will be a featured speaker when Nefesh International presents a professional training seminar, Trauma and Teshuva, to be held on 9/11/2011 focusing on the tragic events of 9/11/2001. This event, co-sponsored by the Orthodox Union, Lander College, and FEGS, will feature three outstanding professionals who will address the topic from different perspectives. It will be held at Lander College in Flatbush, 1602 Avenue J. The program will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and end at 1:00 p.m.
Nefesh is an organization of Orthodox mental health professionals.
Rabbi Weinreb, who is a distinguished clinical psychologist as well as being a renowned rabbi, will focus on the way traumatic events affect us, some more than others. He will address the issue of helping others who are traumatized, when the “helpers” have themselves been traumatized by the same occurrence, and he will respond to the issue of teshuva: does trauma facilitate, or impede it?
Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox is a clinical and forensic psychologist and professor in Los Angeles; Rav of the Hashkama Minyan at the Young Israel of Hancock Park; and a visitng Dayan of the Bais Din, Rabbanut Yerushalayim. His presentation will offer an in-depth look at significant trauma throughout Jewish history, with its accompanying supplication, distress and anger issues as they correlate to religious and spiritual struggles.
Rabbi Dr. David Pelcovitz, Straus Professor of Psychology and Education, Azrieli Graduate School, Yeshiva University, who is no stranger to events involving the Orthodox Union, is chairing the program and will present on the idea of resilience in the face of trauma.
For information on registration, including fees, contact www.nefesh.org.
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