Mental Health & Wellness Workshop Series
Save the Date - Part 2: Sunday, February 25th at 6 pm (ZOOM)
Emotional intelligence, mental health, and mental wellness are all big words for understanding and managing your emotions, taking care of your mental state, and supporting and helping those around you. All three are essential in our interactions with family and friends and living a happy and healthy life. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 20 adults experience serious mental illness each year, and suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14.
Sneak Peak into the Workshop:
- What is Wellness?
- How to Recognize Signs & Symptoms of Distress / Crisis
- Complete a Personal Wellness Assessment (Will be sent out upon Registration)
- Start a Wellness Plan
Join the District VP of Marketing & Communications, Holly Plotnick, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), as she facilitates these workshops!
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 5th, 7:30 ET (Zoom)
What is the relationship between charity and justice? In what ways are we all constantly benefiting from others, and are we cognizant of what we are receiving from others? Do we have a responsibility towards other human beings? And how does human dignity fit into all of it?
We will explore these and other questions after viewing a 10-minute video from Hanon Harchol’s animated series Jewish Food for Thought! on our own. (A link to the video will be sent to registrants ahead of time).
Hanon teaches Jewish ethics through thought-provoking animated conversations between Harchol and his Israeli parents and is used as an educational resource by countless schools and synagogues nationwide. These animations have been featured on websites ranging from NPR's OnBeing.org, to URJ.org, and Aish.com.
Edible Resolutions: Schmooze and Healthy Recipes Share
Tuesday, December 19, 7:30 pm
Join Bernice Porrazzo, WRJ Mid-Atlantic District food maven, as she demonstrates how to make Artichoke Potato Latkes (Recipe to cook along) and hear why it is her family’s favorite New Year’s Day Brunch food. Following the cooking demo, recipes submitted will be presented and be the focus of the program. Send one or more of your favorite healthy holiday recipes (and include any fond memories you have about them) by December 17th to email@example.com. Bernice will moderate the recipe exchange during the Schmooze and Share portion of the program. Recipes submitted will be collated into a PDF Recipe Booklet and sent out to program participants.
Rededicating Ourselves to Democracy
Sunday, December 10, 3 pm - 5:30 pm
3100 Military Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015
A group of distinguished panelists will lead a discussion about democracy, the threats to it, the youth vote, and what each of us can do to help keep our democracy robust. There will be time for questions from the audience. To date, panelists include:
- Congressman Jamie Raskin, D-MD 8th District
- Andrea Miller, Center for Common Ground
- Barbara Weinstein, Associate Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
- Daniel I. Weiner, Director of the Brennan Center’s Elections and Government Program
- Scot Wilson, Curriculum Consultant, Close Up Foundation
The panel will be moderated by Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff for President Joe Biden.
Following the program, we will light the Chanukah lights — truly rededicating ourselves through this work to keep our democracy healthy. We will also celebrate Rabbi Hannah Goldstein's 10th anniversary at Temple Sinai. Light refreshments will be served until 5:30pm.
Women of Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street
Falls Church, VA
Drop-In Mah Jongg Wednesdays, 1 - 4 PM
Each and every Wednesday, the Women of TRS welcome our own Temple Rodef Shalom members, as well as members of the community (new and experienced players) for some Mahj. We come to play the game, increase our skills (“practice makes perfect”), see old friends, and make new ones. We supply the tables and the Mah Jongg sets; you need to bring your own Mah Jongg card. [Sorry, ladies, we are not selling cards at Temple Rodef Shalom during Drop-In.] We would love for you to become a “regular.” No advance registration is required; just show up. All proceeds go to charity. This is a major fundraiser for the Women of TRS; it also fosters friendship and community since we all have a great time.
COST: $5 per drop-in session
WRJ will be making the transition from Yammer/Viva Engage to Mighty Networks. Join us for office hours to learn about this new platform (no registration required):
• Evening Office Hours are on Tuesdays at 7:00pm ET: November 28, December 5, December 12, December 19. Join us HERE.
• Daytime Office Hours are on Thursdays at 2:00pm ET: November 30, December 7, December 21. Join us HERE.