OU’s YLC To Present NY Premiere of Film on Eating Disorders, 01/10

24 Dec 2008

The film was the brainchild of Elisheva Diamond, a member of the OU’s Young Leadership Cabinet (YLC), who also served as its producer. Sarah L. Weinberger-Litman, a health psychologist, was an associate producer, and Leta Lenik, of Better World Productions, Inc., was the film’s director. All three women will be present at the event.

Tzivia Arnow, Director of the Young Leadership Cabinet, declared, “I have been honored to be a part of this very important project since I started with the OU, and I’m thrilled that we now have a tangible product to help families get through this very serious disease. It has been amazing to be able to work with great people such as Elisheva Diamond. Her passion for this project from the beginning and perseverance to make sure it was done just the right way was incredible and I am glad YLC could be a part of it.”

The documentary, which runs approximately half an hour, will be followed by a Q&A session and champagne reception. The panel for the Q&A will include Dr. Esther Altmann and Dr. Judith Ruskay Rabinor, two renowned mental health professionals who appeared in the film; Aliza Stareshefsky, a recovered eating disorder patient who appeared in the film and is a public speaker at yeshivas and day schools about her experience; and Ms. Lenik. Ms. Diamond and Mrs. Weinberger-Litman will moderate the session.

Couvert for the event is $75 per person; costs will go towards the film’s funding. To RSVP for the film’s premiere, contact Ms. Arnow at

Those interested in showing the film at a school, synagogue, or community event can contact hungrytobeheard@gmail.com.