Loneliness as a Spiritual Crisis

Date: Mar 21, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Sponsor: Online Learning

Location: Online

Category: Online Learning

Loneliness as a Spiritual Crisis

Part of our spring learning series, The Power of Emotion: Judaism and the Inner Life

March 21, 2022, 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

This event is generously sponsored by members of the Center for Pastoral Education Advisory Board.

With Rabbi Mychal Springer, Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City and Adjunct Professor, JTS.

Though it is possible to be lonely while surrounded by others, the loneliness that has surfaced during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the ways that being alone intensifies loneliness. Join Rabbi Mychal Springer to explore the existential issues related to belonging and abandonment, drawing on Jewish spiritual resources that help foster a loving embrace, divine and human, even when we must carefully balance distance and proximity in the face of contagion. 

If you have previously registered for another session in this series, your registration admits you to all sessions in the series, and you may attend as many as you’d like. 

Note: The Zoom link for this session will be in the confirmation email that you will receive after you register. 

About the Series

Joy. Grief. Anger. Shame. Love. Emotional experience is often at the center of our lives. Join us for sessions that explore perceptions of emotions in Jewish texts and offer surprising and useful insights for understanding the feelings that make up our inner worlds.

Did you know that you can sponsor a learning session to honor a loved one, celebrate an occasion, or commemorate a yahrzeit? To learn more, contact learninglives@jtsa.edu