Meet Rebbetzins, Kallah Teachers, Kiruv and Chizuk Professionals from cities across North America, with varied experience, perspectives and insights, and build lasting relationships.
Brainstorm and strategize with women facing similar challenges in their communities. Gain a deeper understanding of challenges facing our communities, and an approach to dealing with the situations you face as a first responder.
Keynote presentations, Q&A sessions, fireside chats, panel discussions, small group discussions and informal schmoozing opportunities will make the event dynamic, engaging, and invigorating.
Meet representatives from a variety of organizations which provide guidance and resources in specialized areas. Gain an understanding of counseling concepts and how to refer when necessary.
Spend two days in a modern beautiful hotel, with exquisite catering by Prime Events by Mindel Chaya, socialize with women across the country. Enjoy inspirational shiurim and a variety of recreational activities.
Meet and learn from some of the most impactful leaders in our community, in the rabbinate, communal roles and mental health fields.
- Mrs. Carly Chodosh, MSS, LSW, Licensed therapist and social worker; Director, Lower Merion Community Mikvah, Lower Merion, PA.
- Mrs. Lianne Forman, JD, Founder and Executive Director, CCSA (Communities Confronting Substance Use & Addiction)
- Mrs. Debbie Fox, LCSW, Founder and Executive Director, Magen Yeladim Child Safety Institute; Founder and Director of the internationally recognized Safety Kid program, Los Angeles, CA.
- Alexandra Fleksher, Educator; Op-ed Columnist, Mishpacha Magazine; Co-host @ dmc.podcast;l Creative Director, @faces.of.orthodoxy
- Dr. Shoshannah Frydman, PhD, LCSW, Executive Director, Shalom Task Force
- Mrs. Sarah Halpern, JD, CST, LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapist, Sex Therapist, Bala Cynwyd, PA
- Rabbi Moshe Hauer, Executive Vice President, The Orthodox Union
- Dr. Bea Hollander-Goldfein, Director, Trauma Project under the auspices of The Council for Relationships; Senior Staff Therapist, Instructor, and Supervisor in the Post Graduate Certificate Program, Council for Relationships, Philadelphia, PA
- Dr. Jessica Kalmar, Associate Professor of Psychology, Director of Psychology Lab and Honors Program Coordinator, Lakeland University; Rebbetzin, ASKT (Anshei Sfard Kehillat Torah), Milwaukee, WI
- Dr. Rachel Levine, Psychologist, EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy); Rebbetzin, The Jewish Center, New York, NY
- Mrs. Melissa Rosen, Director Community Education, Sharsheret
- Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, Rabbi, Congregation Beth Aaron, Teaneck, NJ; Director of Professional Rabbinics, RIETS, Yeshiva University
- Rebbetzin Dr. Efrat Sobolofsky, Director, YUConnects; Rebbetzin, Congregation Ohr HaTorah, Bergenfield, NJ
- Rabbi Dr. Ari Sytner, Marriage Therapist; Professor of Social Work, Yeshiva Univsersity; Author, The Ultimate Relationship Workbook for Couples, The Kidney Donor’s Journey
- Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, Executive Vice President, Emeritus of the Orthodox Union, Clinical Psychologist
Session Topics Include
- Building an inspired community
- Emotional path of a leader – navigating compassion fatigue
- Listening skills and counseling concepts
- Understanding, destigmatizing and providing communal support for those suffering from mental health issues and addictions and for those families with a family member in an in-patient program
- How do I tell people things they don't want to hear?
- Mental health triage for Kallah teachers - identifying red flags, referring and supporting
- Mental health issues and kiruv work - identifying red flags, supporting and referring
- Mental health issues in the educational setting (red flags, how to support and refer)
- Code of ethics: considerations for women in communal roles (Divulging sensitive information, privacy, confidentiality)
- Intensive training options with certificate of completion: Shalom Task Force, Sharsheret
- Contemporary challenges of marriage divorce: how women in communal roles can be supportive both on an individual and communal level
- Financial health and its impact on Shalom Bayis
- Women’s health: cancer, perinatal and postpartum mental health issues, intimacy, abusive relationships
- Eating Disorders: awareness, support, referral
- Grief and trauma: how to be supportive and when to refer
- Addiction, alcohol and substance use and mental health issues: awareness, resources, and support
- Mental health - a Torah perspective
- Singles - understanding, supporting and taking action
- Destigmatizing mental health in our communities
- Chizuk for women in communal roles
- Fostering Community Connections
- What's next? How to "take home" and incorporate what you have learned into your communal work.