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IN-PERSON, ZOOM and FACEBOOK LIVE: Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Morning Service
May 1 @ 9:30 am
During the past year, as the pandemic has exacerbated isolation and
loneliness, many have grappled with depression and other mental health
challenges. This includes people who have lived with mental health issues
in the past and people who feel their emotional well-being at risk for the
Each year, Mental Health Awareness month is observed in May. But this year,
as the intensity and the number of people experiencing depression
skyrockets, it may be more important than ever to take stock of our
After our morning Shabbat service, Rabbi Shira Wallach will be joined by
preeminent researcher and the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental
Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Madhukar H. Trivedi. Dr.
Trivedi, a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry serves as Chief of the
Division of Mood Disorders and the founding Director of the Center for
Depression Research and Clinical Care. Along with his specialty in treating
depression, Dr. Trivedi is also an internationally recognized translational
researcher, President-Elect of the American Society of Clinical
Psychopharmacology, and was listed by Thomson Reuters’ World’s Most
Influential Scientific Minds as one of the nation’s most highly cited
researchers in psychiatry in 2014, 2015, and 2017.
Following the discussion, Shearith member Sara Levinson Eidelman, MPH,
MSLOC, Senior Project Manager at the Center for Depression Research and
Clinical Care, UT Southwestern Medical Center will share information about
a new, free, confidential, self-monitoring tool designed to enhance and
improve well-being through self-awareness and tailored feedback. The tool,
EVEXIA, includes specific suggestions to help each person activate a
personal journey to wellness driven by their individual responses.
The morning will end with a Q & A session. Please plan to join us for this
morning of health and healing.
To join in-person, register HERE
Congregants are now invited to take part in the service in various ways
(from your home via Zoom!) such as reciting aliyah blessings, chanting
Torah readings from the chumash, and leading other prayers in the service.
If you are interested in having a part in the service, please contact Avi
at firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com
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Or, call 312-626-6799 using Meeting ID: 882 229 466
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