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The Orthodox Union, which provides a wide variety of programs and resources to enrich the neshama, or spirit of the Jewish people, will provide another kind of spiritual satisfaction when it brings the SPIRIT Initiative – Stimulating Program Initiative for Retirees that Inspires Thought – to Congregation Torah Ohr in Boca Raton on Tuesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 20. The SPIRIT Program is a two-day series featuring leading rabbinic, communal and mental health professionals, focused on enhancing the educational opportunities of the Jewish Community.
OU member synagogue Congregation Torah Ohr and STAJE, (a communal organization seeking to help make the retirement-age years meaningful for American Jews) will be co-sponsoring the event. The program will be held at the synagogue, 19146 Lyons Road in Boca Raton, Florida.
The program is open to men and women. The fee of $15 for both sessions or $10 per workshop (includes lectures and lunch). Advance registration is requested.
Each day’s program will include two sessions, one on Jewish learning, and the other on aspects of retirement. Among the expert presenters will be Rabbi Benjamin Yasgur, Mora d’Asrah of Congregation Torah Ohr; Aliza Schulman, LCSW; Rabbi Edward Davis, Young Israel of Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale; and Alyse November, LCSW.
“The OU is proud to sponsor the SPIRIT series in Florida,” said Rabbi Judah Isaacs, director of the OU Department of Community Engagement. “The OU recognizes that many people are retiring, and looking for active ways to nourish their souls. The goal of the program is to acquaint active retirees with opportunities for spiritual growth in their community.”
The program is as follows:
Tuesday, February 18:
- “From Discord to Harmony: Navigating Diverse Family Relationships,” with Aliza Schulman, LCSW.
- “Diversity in the Family: Halachic Dimensions,” with Rabbi Benjamin Yasgur, Congregation Torah Ohr.
Thursday, February 20:
- “Brain Games: Exercises, Techniques and Strategies for Mental Fitness,” with Alyse November, LCSW.
- “Torah Perspectives on Memory,” with Rabbi Edward Davis, Young Israel of Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale.
To register online for the Boca Raton program, go to http://www.ou.org/events/spirit-retiree-program-boca-raton-2014/ , or call 212-613-8300. For more information, please contact Judi Steinig, Associate Director of OU Community Services, at 212-613-8188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.