Jewish Healing Center announces new groups
SAN DIEGO (Press Release) — The Jewish Healing Center is dedicated to providing a uniquely Jewish and spiritual perspective to everyday challenges and crisis situations. Are you dealing with the recent lost of a loved one? Struggling with the bereavement process? Looking to talk to a Rabbi, even though you’re not affiliated with a congregation? Have you recently been diagnosed with a chronic illness or cancer? Are you interested in exploring Jewish spiritual practices, like yoga or meditation? If you answered yes to any of the above, the Jewish Healing Center can help.
Listed below are some of our upcoming events. All workshops are held at Jewish Family Service – Turk Family Center (8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego 92123). For more information and to register, visit the Jewish Healing Center website or call (858) 637-3070.
Jewish Bereavement Support Group
Tuesdays, September 14 – November 2 • 3:00-4:30pm; $18.00 Per Person • Registration Required
Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? Healing is enhanced by reaching out to others who have experienced loss. Together, we will address the social, religious, psychological, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the bereavement process. Facilitated by Rabbi Aliza Berk, LMFT, Director of the Jewish Healing Center.
Our Daily Practice: Using Jewish Ethics and Meditation in Our Everyday Lives
Wednesdays, September 15 & 29 and October 13 & 27 • 6:00–7:30pm; $18.00 Per Person • Registration Required
Explore ways to combine contemplative Jewish practices and Mussar, Jewish ethics. The study of Mussar is intended to help individuals find a practical pathway to spiritual self development. Text study will focus on a specific middot of daily life such as gratitude, patience, and compassion. Meditation, prayer, journaling, and creative expression will also enrich our study. Participants will be matched with a study partner to deepen their practice.
Coping With Holiday Challenges, Wednesdays, November 3, November 10, November 17 • 6:00-7:30pm; $18.00 Per Person • Registration Required
A different topic each session will focus on coping with the religious and spiritual challenges we face when everyone else around us seems joyous during the winter holidays. The group is intended for those suffering with emotional turmoil, chronic illness, or coping with bereavement. Group discussions, contemplative practice, and journaling will be used to enrich participation.
Untying the Bonds: For Separated and Divorcing Individuals, Wednesdays, December 8 – January 12 • 6:30-8:00pm, $18.00 Per Person • Registration Required
A support group which discusses all issues surrounding the emotional turmoil involving divorce. Topics will include mourning the loss of your relationship, rebuilding self-esteem, handling stress and depression, moving away from disappointment, navigating family relationships, and dating again. Facilitated by Rabbi Aliza Berk, LMFT, Director of the Jewish Healing Center.
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