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SPIRIT: Jewish Law and Custom and the Courts of New York State

Jewish Law and Custom and the Courts of New York State How issues of Halachah may come to intersect with civil courts. The effect of civil court decisions on issues such as Who is a Jew?, Marriage and Divorce, Jewish Education, Kosher Food, and The Beth Din. Managing and minimizing the impact. Presented by: Isaac N. […]

SPIRIT: ALONE TOGETHER (again!) Preparing for the Chagim

ALONE TOGETHER (again!) - PREPARING FOR THE CHAGIM Jews are experienced in facing adversity.  The goal for this session is to learn to:  Acknowledge and accept feelings  Gain greater understanding of acceptance and  resilience  Review & learn  options on how we face adversity  Think  creatively  Smile and feel more ready for the Yamim Noraim Presented by:  Faye […]


  Xi Gong: Improving Mental and Physical Health -- Part II What is Xi Gong? Xi Gong is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health. Xi Gong benefits include lowering blood pressure, improving balance, quality of sleep, pain relief, strengthening immune system, increasing bone density, and more.  Xi Gong also has been proven […]

SPIRIT: Nutrition for a Healthy Brain and Memory

NUTRITION FOR A HEALTHY BRAIN AND MEMORY Foods to protect the aging brain Food and supplements to boost memory Reducing risks for cognitive decline and dementia Presented by: Shmuel Shields, Ph.D., is a certified nutritionist with over 25 years of experience as an educator and clinician. Dr. Shields is a guest speaker in the Jewish community […]

SPIRIT: How Old Seforim Come Alive

"How Old Seforim Come Alive" Presented by: Eli Genauer Eli Genauer is a collector of antique Seforim living in Seattle, Washington. He has written and lectured extensively about his collection. His articles have appeared in Jewish Action, Hakirah, The Seforim Blog, The Lehrhaus and Tablet Magazine. A retired businessman, Eli presently serves as a trustee of […]

SPIRIT: Empty Nester Cooking

EMPTY NESTER COOKING with Rochelle Rothman, Rochelle Rothman has been a dynamic,top Star Sales Manager for Tupperware Corporation, for over 51 years.  She has perfected her recipes while demonstrating her products to tens of thousands of people during her career.  She has organized countless kitchen pantries everywhere using Tupperware Modular containers. Her cookbook was launched […]

SPIRIT: Rediscover & Relocate — Aliyah with Nefesh B’Nefesh

Rediscover & Relocate -- Aliyah with Nefesh B'Nefesh Hear from those who have made a successful transition! Rock and Hillel Davis made Aliyah in 2011 from Oceanside, Long Island to Jerusalem (Mercaz Ha’ir). Prior to Aliyah Hillel worked in Human Resources, the last 8 years serving as VP for University Life at Yeshiva University. Rock […]

SPIRIT: Breast Cancer in 2020

Presented by: Lauren Elreda MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology Weill Cornell Medicine | NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Dr. Elrada graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Completed her residency and internship at New York Presbyterian Queens and completed fellowship in Hematology and Oncology. Dr. Elreda was named Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Medical Oncology. She […]

SPIRIT: Changing Your Space to Age in Place

The presentation will focus on home modifications that can be done to improve life safety, prevent falls and provide convenience so that seniors can live independently with support for their particular needs. Attention will be given to changes to bathrooms, entrances, and kitchens. PRESENTER: Faigie Horowitz, MS is a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist and serves as the Director […]

SPIRIT: Rediscover & Relocate: Ft. Lee (NJ) and Baltimore (MD)

REDISCOVER & RELOCATE:  Learn about Ft. Lee (NJ) & Baltimore (MD) Join us for a discussion about on relocation moderated by Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, Director of Community Programs and Coordinator of SPIRIT with our guests, Dr. Yitzchak & Ellen Berger Mrs. Sara Brejt Mrs. Sara Brejt and her husband, Dr. Moshe Brejt, moved to Baltimore […]