Genesis Forum Resources

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Refuat HaNefesh, Refuat HaGuf (Healing of Soul and Body): A Jewish Look at Wellness

CJP's Kraft Family Building, 126 High Street, Boston

October 31 
Teshuva: Returning to Our Best Selves (Handout | Audio)
with Rabbi Marc Baker, President and CEO of CJP

November 28
First, Do No Harm: Jewish Views on Self-Endangerment (Handout | Audio)
with Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Samuels, CJP Genesis Scholar and Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefilah

December 12
An Introduction to the Issues Surrounding Informed Consent and Halacha (Jewish Law) (Handout | Audio)
with Rabbi Lila Kagedan, Clinical Ethicist and Rabbi of Walnut Street Synagogue

January 23
Rejoicing in Being a Part: Sameach b’Chelko (Handout | Audio)
with Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, President of Hebrew College 

February 27
An Inside-Out Path to Health: Using Mussar Wisdom to Create a Life of Balance and Wellness (Handout 1 | Handout 2 | Handout 3Audio)
with Rabbi David Jaffe, Kirva Institute

March 27
Healing of Body and Spirit: The Wisdom of Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) (Handout | Audio)
with Nancy R. Smith, MAJS, LICSW, BCC, Jewish Chaplain

April 17
Ancient Texts and Contemporary Dilemmas: Old Wine in New Bottles
with Michael A. Grodin, M.D., Professor of Jewish Studies, Psychiatry, Bioethics, and Human Rights, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, Boston University

May 29
Spiritual Frameworks in the Treatment of Anxiety (Handout | Audio)
with David Rosmarin, Ph.D., Associate Psychologist and Director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital, and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

June 19
Wholeness and Holiness: The Many Meanings of Shalom
with Rabbi Dr. Benjamin Samuels, CJP Genesis Scholar and Rabbi of Congregation Shaarei Tefillah; and Rabbi Elyse Winick, Senior Director, Learning and Engagement, CJP