How can we reduce stigma and shame around mental health issues in the Jewish community?
How can we support young adults in our lives who are suffering silently?
Temple Israel of Boston and the Riverway Project are proud to partner with the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project as we welcome Joanne L. Harpel, President, Coping After Suicide and Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman, Founding Director, Sinai of Synapses, for an important afternoon of conversation with young adults, parents, and interested community members. Joanne Harpel and Rabbi Mitelman have dedicated much of their professional lives to helping others engage in open, honest, and productive conversations around mental health, depression, and suicide. The afternoon will feature deep Jewish learning about mental health, personal stories surrounding stigma, and conversations about how mental health issues show up in our personal and professional lives.
In the days leading up to our Purim Masquerade, how can we take off our masks and show our truest selves?