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April 2018

Shabbat Your Body: How to Find True Rest Using the Alexander Technique

Saturday, April 21 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Silverlake Independent JCC, 1110 Bates Ave. Los Angeles, 90029 United States + Google Map

In this three-hour workshop, attendees will gain a hands-on understanding of how to internalize the wisdom of Shabbat through the body using the Alexander Technique.  Our body is often overworking without our knowledge.  Shabbat asks us to unburden ourselves from our weekday concerns and to not perform work, but how do we find that freedom and unburdening in the body as well as the mind?  Often, our body is overworking in ways we don’t realize.  How can we let go…

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Working with Fear And Anxiety through Practicing Jewish Mindfulness

Sunday, April 22 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, 90049 United States + Google Map

We live in such challenging times. From fear about the present or the future, to anxiety arising from personal circumstances, learning to notice how fear appears in us and how we habitually respond is an important first step to creating more calm in our lives. It is possible to learn how to better navigate fearful times. These practices and tools are essential, especially now. We will look at a few models and practices derived from Jewish sources that offer guidance…

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Jewish Mourning, Memorializing, and Grieving a Loss: Acharei Mot

Tuesday, April 24 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
B’nai David-Judea, 8906 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, 90035 United States + Google Map

What does our tradition teach us about the process of grief? Looking through the lens of Aaron and Moses's responses after the death of Aaron's son, we will unpack the wisdom and sensitivity our tradition offers in the most painful of moments.

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Hype – A Doctor’s Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims and Bad Advice

Sunday, April 29 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
University Synagogue, 11960 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049 United States + Google Map

Does sugar feed cancer cells? When can naturopathic medicine have merit? Which vitamins have value? Can detoxes be toxic? Are genetically modified foods unhealthy? Is gluten that bad? Can vaccines cause brain disorders such as autism? Is genetic testing a good idea? What health issues should we really be worried about...and what’s just plain HYPE? These are some of the many questions Nina Shapiro, M.D., hears constantly from patients in her practice, as well as from friends, acquaintances, and the…

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May 2018

Hereditary Cancer Risk Symposium 2018

Tuesday, May 1 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, 90046 United States + Google Map

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