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As a Jewish community leader, you have an important role to play to increase awareness about Jewish genetic diseases. Check out these five important things to know.

Becca Bakal
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As a rabbi, I’ve seen many lives effected by mental illness. I’ve also seen its stigma keep many from getting needed support. In my congregation, we sought to change that.

Rabbi Stacy Friedman
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Our synagogue runs a group for temple members aged 48 and up who are anticipating – or already experiencing – the challenges of growing older without family to rely upon for practical and emotional support.

Wendl Kornfeld
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Dear Evan Hansen13 Reasons Why. Both of these shows have captured the attention and imagination of those of us who work with and treasure teens.

Dr. Betsy Stone

A growing aspect of my work with Jewish Sacred Aging – a forum for discussions on aging for Baby Boomers and their families – has been to work with congr

Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min

This morning, the Supreme Court released its decision in Whole Woman's Health v Hellerstedt, ruling 5-3 to overturn the medically unnecessary provisions found in Texas House Bill 2, which would have created an undue burden on women's health clinics across the state.

Kate Bigam
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Many congregants suffering from mental illness choose not to seek support from fellow congregants or even clergy, and some leave congregations or don’t join in the first place because the feel they will never be accepted. There's an overwhelming need for safe, supportive groups where people with mental illness can reveal their stories, explore a spiritual connection to Judaism, and engage in social support with others dealing with similar situations.

Diana MaKieve