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SPIRIT: The Role of Music to Help and Heal

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December 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Role of Music to Help and Heal

  • What is music therapy?
  • How music can help with stress
  • How music can help with communication

Please note:  It would be helpful to have a hand drum or a small percussion instrument or two for use during the session. A xylophone is also a good idea.

Presented by: Miriam Hendeles, M.A., MT-BC

Miriam Hendeles is a board-certified music therapist who currently works with hospice patients and since 1995 has worked with various populations using music to achieve client goals. She earned her B.S. in computer science from Brooklyn College and her B.A. in Music and M.A. in Special Education from CSU Northridge. She is the author of “Mazel Tov! It’s a Bubby!” (The Joys and Oys of Being a Mother, Mother-in-law, and Grandmother) (2012); and “Best Foot Forward” (How a Broken Bone Changed My Life Forever) (2021). Miriam has been involved in the launching of the online community JWOW! for Jewish midlife women ages 50 and above. She writes personal essays on midlife and grandmother-hood, that have been published in Binah Magazine, Los Angeles Jewish Home, Yated newspaper, and elsewhere in print and online. Miriam can be reached at miriamhendeles@gmail.com

*Mazel Tov! It’s a Bubby! (2012) https://www.israelbookshoppublications.com/store/pc/Mazel-Tov-It-s-a-Bubby-p725.htm
*Best Foot Forward (2021) https://www.israelbookshoppublications.com/store/pc/Best-Foot-Forward-p3630.htm 
*JWOW! website – www.jewishwomenofwisdom.org (founders – Miriam Liebermann, MSW and Faigie Horowitz, M.S.)
*Blog- www.Miriam-hendeles.com


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We have created a new SPIRIT website with archives and upcoming programs! Now you can watch all of the SPIRIT presentations geared toward retirees- on subjects such as history to exercise to mental health, all in one place! 

CLICK HERE to enjoy past programs on-demand at your convenience!   

The information provided by the OU SPIRIT program is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice on any legal/medical/nutritional/mental health/ financial/halachic or other subject matter.  You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of the information you learn during a SPIRIT program without seeking legal/medical/nutritional/mental health/financial/Rabbinic or other appropriate professional advice.

Partnering Synagogues:
Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach (FL)
Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach (FL)
Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford (CT)
Bialystoker Synagogue, New York (NY)
B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, Philadelphia (PA)
Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford (CT)
Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus (OH)
Congregation Aitz Chaim, West Palm Beach (FL)
Congregation Anshe Sfard, New Orleans (LA)
Congregation Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, Glendale (WI)
Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood (PA)
Congregation Beth Aaron, Teaneck (NJ)
Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal (QUE)
Congregation Beth Sholom, Providence (RI)
Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck (NJ)
Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York (NY)
Congregation Machane Chodosh, Forest Hills, NY
Congregation Ohav Zedek, Wilkes-Barre (PA)
Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin (TX)
Congregation Torah Ohr, Boca Raton (FL)
Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica (NY)
Darchei Noam, Minneapolis (MN)
East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS), Denver (CO)
Fleetwood Synagogue, Fleetwood (NY)
Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach (NY)
Kehillat New Hempstead (NY)
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto (ONT)
Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond (VA)
Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Torah, Livingston (NJ)
United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston (TX)
Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Surfside (FL)
Young Israel of Brookline (MA)
Young Israel of Deerfield Beach (FL)
Young Israel of East Brunswick (NJ)
Young Israel of Elkins Park (PA)
Young Israel of Fort Lee (NJ)
Young Israel of Hillcrest (NY)
Young Israel of Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale (FL)
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Young Israel of New Hyde Park (NY)
Young Israel of Plainview (NY)
Young Israel of Queens Valley (NY)
Young Israel of Southfield (MI)
Young Israel of Stamford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hartford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hempstead (NY)

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December 19, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm