Over the past several years, societal pressures with regard to body image have contributed to a dramatic increase in eating disorders in the Jewish community. A professional conference held in conjunction with the Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders underscored the importance of this issue this past June and the importance of addressing this problem in communities as part of our “Safe Homes, Safe Schools, Safe Shuls” initiative. We have seen this escalating problem, especially prevalent in the area of shidduchim.
As an outgrowth of the professional conference, we are planning on conducting educational workshops for parents during the year, 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. It aims at providing educational awareness, prevention, and approaches to eating disorders and is available for guided screenings as part of a conference, communal program, or as a stand-alone presentation.
Everybody Knows Somebody: Food, Body Image, and Eating Disorders in the Frum Community
Sunday, February 26, 2012
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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
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.
To contact Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CEDRD
Eating Disorder Treatment Collaborative
900 Merchants Concourse
430 W.24th Street
New York, NY10011
111 Smithtown Bypass
Hauppauge, NY 11788
To download a copy of Bshvili click here
Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community
Listen to the
Professional Development Workshop for Mental Health Professionals
featuring Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair HERE
Promoting Self Esteem & Positive Body Image---The Baltimore Eating Disorders Conference
Sunday, January 31, 2010
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Frank Buchweitz, National Director of Community Services and Special Projects
2. Self Esteem and Eating Disorders: Facing the Issue in Our Community
Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the Orthodox Union
3. Shidduchim and Body Image
Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, Rav and Author, and Eating Disorders Counselor
To listen to all of the clips in one clip you may
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