"Embodied Care" at The Jewish Theological Seminary

A Yom Iyun / Day of Study Cosponsored by the Center for Pastoral Education at JTS and the National Association of Jewish Chaplains

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March 28, 2012, New York, NY

The Center for Pastoral Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the National Association of Jewish Chaplains are cosponsoring a Yom Iyun (Day of Study) entitled "Embodied Care" on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The evening session, "Pastoral Care to Family Members and Loved Ones of GLBTQQ Individuals," is also cosponsored by Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York. The event will take place at JTS's campus at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City. Registration costs $25 for chaplains and $5 for students, and is free for NAJC student members. To register, or for more information, please contact Gail Herman at gherman@ujcnj.org or (973) 929-3069. Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for check-in, and have photo ID available.

This day of study and exploration will focus on the way that bodies are at the center of care, whether in trauma theory, prison ministry, or care for the broader GLBTQQ community. The event is primarily geared toward chaplains and clergy in the field, as well as seminary students.

"JTS is very excited to partner with the National Association of Jewish Chaplains and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in welcoming the community of Jewish chaplains and students from neighboring seminaries to our campus for the day. Issues concerning the body and religion lie at the heart of the matter," said Rabbi Springer.

The "Embodied Care" program promises to be enlightening and compelling:

  • 11:30 a.m.—Check-in
  • 12:15 p.m.—Lunch/Session 1: "Jeremiah Through the Lens of Trauma," by Dr. Alan Cooper, Elaine Ravich Professor of Jewish Studies and provost of JTS
  • 1:30 p.m.—Session 2: "Family and Trauma," by Rabbi Amy Kalmanofsky, PhD, assistant professor of Bible at JTS, and Rabbi Jeffery Silberman, DMin, DD, director of Department of Spiritual Care at Danbury Hospital
  • 3:00 p.m.—Break/Minhah
  • 3:30 p.m.—Session 3: "Caring for the Soul When the Body is Behind Bars," by Rabbi Joanna Katz, Jewish chaplain at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for women, and Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, PhD, Rabbi Judah Nadich Associate Professor of Talmud and Rabbinics at JTS
  • 5:45 p.m.—Evening Session: "Pastoral Care to Family Members and Loved Ones of GLBTQQ Individuals," by Rabbi Nancy Wiener, DMin, clinical director of the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling and Dr. Paul M. and Trudy Steinberg Professor in Human Relations and Counseling at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Rabbi Mychal Springer, director of the Center for Pastoral Education and Helen Fried Kirshblum Goldstein Chair in Professional and Pastoral Skills at JTS

The Center for Pastoral Education at JTS is funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Booth Ferris Foundation.

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