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Winter 2023

ThursdayThu, 2 FebFebruary, 2023

Grandparenting: Sharing Our Values With Our Jewish, Interfaith, and Multi-Heritage Families with Dr. Ruth Nemzoff and Dr. Melanie Grossman

Thursday, Feb 2nd 12:30p to 2:30pCalling all grandparents! Please join us for an illuminating two-hour workshop, as we learn from two very different grandparents: Dr. Ruth Nemzoff and Dr. Melanie Grossman will share their own respective traditions and values, offering unique perspectives on effectively grandparenting within their Jewish, interfaith, and multi-heritage families. Over the course of this workshop, there will be ample time to explore our own personal stories and styles of grandparenting.

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SaturdaySat, 4 FebFebruary, 2023

Tu Bishvat Seder with Dan Nichols and Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 4th 7:00p to 8:30pJoin Dan Nichols and Rabbi Elana for a Tu Bishvat seder. It will be an evening of song, food, reflections on our relationship with the natural world, Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. We'll celebrate the birthday of the trees by dining on fruits and wine, sharing stories, exploring some mystical texts connected to Tu Bishvat, and, of course, a lot of singing. Please join us and be sure to RSVP early! Space is limited.

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MondayMon, 6 FebFebruary, 2023

REEL Movie Night Presents: The Wisdom of Trauma

Monday, Feb 6th 6:00p to 9:00pREEL Movie Night is a monthly film and discussion series featuring a curated list of movies that deal with the topics of mental health and mental illness. Enjoy a film in a supportive social environment and stay for a conversation afterward.

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TuesdayTue, 7 FebFebruary, 2023

REAL Supporting our Youth Series Presents: Dr. Sarah Lowenthal on Eating Disorders

Tuesday, Feb 7th 7:00p to 9:00pDr. Sarah Lowenthal will discuss an overview of eating disorders, including warning signs, what to do if you are concerned about a loved one, and how to access care. She will also review the general goals and modalities of treatment.

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ThursdayThu, 9 FebFebruary, 2023

REAL Book Talk: The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama

Thursday, Feb 9th 7:00p to 8:30pJoin Julie Fingersh and Marci Dollinger for a discussion on Zoom of Michelle Obama’s new book, The Light We Carry... We can all use a little wisdom and some strategy during these challenging times. Come with an open heart and mind, ready to share and discuss how we can all shine our light a little brighter.

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MondayMon, 13 FebFebruary, 2023

The Women of Rodef Sholom Present: Negev Desert Virtual Tour

Monday, Feb 13th 8:00p to 9:00pThe Negev desert occupies about 50% of Israel and yet most tourists never visit it. This virtual tour will familiarize you with some of the most beautiful and significant sites in the heart of the desert, such as the desert home of Israel's founder and first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and his grave facing the stunning views of the Zin Valley and Tel Beer Sheva.

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ThursdayThu, 2 MarMarch, 2023

REAL at Rodef Sholom presents: The Broken Mishkan Performance & Community Conversation with Sara Nesson

Thursday, Mar 2nd 12:00p to 1:00pMishkan is Hebrew for “sacred space.” The Broken Mishkan is a 23-minute performance piece that follows one woman’s compelling journey toward wholeness after being diagnosed with a chronic illness. Hosted by Rabbi Elana Rosen-Brown.

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SundaySun, 5 MarMarch, 2023

Annual Purim Spiel! Fiddler on the Roof

Sunday, Mar 5th 5:00p to 7:00p

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MondayMon, 6 MarMarch, 2023

REEL Movie Night Presents: Ordinary People

Monday, Mar 6th 6:00p to 9:00pREEL Movie Night is a monthly film and discussion series featuring a curated list of movies that deal with the topics of mental health and mental illness. Enjoy a film in a supportive social environment and stay for a conversation afterward.

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MondayMon, 13 MarMarch, 2023

The Women of Rodef Sholom Present: Capitol Hill in Jerusalem Virtual Tour

Monday, Mar 13th 8:00p to 9:00pThis presentation will take us in and around the center of Israel including the famous monuments: the Knesset, the various ministries, the Supreme Court, the Rose Garden, and some less familiar ones such as the Jerusalem Bird Observatory, an old cemetery, and more.

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TuesdayTue, 14 MarMarch, 2023

REAL Supporting our Youth Series: Gender and Sexuality

Tuesday, Mar 14th 7:00p to 9:00pIn this presentation, Cammie Duvall, LMFT, will discuss the joys and challenges of being transgender, reality vs. social media, navigating politics & extended family, and much more. The main focus of the presentation will be directed towards parents and how they can best support their child’s gender exploration/transition process.

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MondayMon, 27 MarMarch, 2023

The REAL Mental Health Initiative Presents: Dr. Lisa Damour Speaker Event

Monday, Mar 27th 7:00p to 9:00pPlease join us for a presentation about Dr. Damour’s latest book in which she will address the fact that adolescent mental health isn't about feeling good, calm, or relaxed, but about having the right feelings at the right times, and knowing how to manage those feelings effectively. She will offer guidance on how to help teens open up, and how to keep teens from being overwhelmed by their emotions or feeling at the mercy of their moods. Provide concrete strategies for supporting teens as they manage their feelings at home, with their peers, online, and at school.

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MondayMon, 3 AprApril, 2023

REEL Movie Night Presents: Girl, Interrupted

Monday, Apr 3rd 6:00p to 9:00pREEL Movie Night is a monthly film and discussion series featuring a curated list of movies that deal with the topics of mental health and mental illness. Enjoy a film in a supportive social environment and stay for a conversation afterward.

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MondayMon, 1 MayMay, 2023

REEL Movie Night Presents: Little Miss Sunshine

Monday, May 1st 6:00p to 9:00pREEL Movie Night is a monthly film and discussion series featuring a curated list of movies that deal with the topics of mental health and mental illness. Enjoy a film in a supportive social environment and stay for a conversation afterward.

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ThursdayThu, 18 MayMay, 2023

The REAL Mental Health Initiative Presents: Julie Lythcott-Haims Speaker Event

Thursday, May 18th 7:00p to 9:00pNew York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims is back with her third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. Her newest book has been called a “groundbreakingly frank” guide to adulthood. 

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