OU and Partners Present ‘After Newtown: Talking to Children’ 1/6 at Beth Jacob Congregation

December 25, 2012

OU WEST COAST AND PARTNERS PRESENT ‘AFTER NEWTOWN: CREATING STABILITY IN TIMES OF TURMOIL,’ JANUARY 6 AT BETH JACOB CONGREGATION

image

The Orthodox Union West Coast Region based in Los Angeles, in partnership with OU member synagogue Beth Jacob Congregation will present “After Newtown: Creating Stability in Times of Turmoil, How to Speak with our Children and Grandchildren about Trauma,” with a special lecture by Dr. David Pelcovitz on Sunday, January 6.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Beth Jacob Congregation, 9030 W. Olympic Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

The event is co-sponsored by Yeshiva University, YULA, Valley Torah High School, Maimonides Academy, Emek Hebrew Academy, Yeshivat Yavneh, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, Shalhevet High School, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jacob Pressman Academy and Bnos Dvora High School.

Dr. Pelcovitz, a highly sought-after speaker and educator, currently serves at the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.

Rabbi Kalman Topp, Senior Rabbi at Beth Jacob, and Rabbi Adir Posy, Associate Director of the OU West Coast Region and Associate Rabbi at Beth Jacob, stated, “In the aftermath of the horrific events in Newtown, CT our hearts and prayers are with the families and communities who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. Here in our community, we are forced to confront difficult questions about how to react and come to grips with the unthinkable. As this tragedy affected children, an added dimension presents itself in terms of how we explain these events to our children and grandchildren and how we create an environment of safety and stability for them.”

They noted, “The OU and Beth Jacob are proud to partner with many of our community institutions to help address this issue.”

For further information, contact Beth Jacob Congregation at (310) 278-1911 or info@bethjacob.org.

OU | Enhancing Jewish Life