Join us on Thursday, September 10, for a pop-up Day of Learning

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L’dor V’dor:  Grandparenting in the Time of COVID – 4:15-5:15 PM

We Jews are usually invested in keeping family ties and Jewish values alive from generation to generation.  We will gain insights from Geoff Neimark, a psychiatrist, and Gabriel Kuriloff, an educator, on the importance of  grandparents in the lives of their grandchildren especially in these days of social distancing, and how grandparents can continue to provide emotional and academic support, even when family visits are virtual events.  We will hear from a panel of grandparents, Jonathan Broder, Sarah-Ann Friedman, Muriel Kudera, and Betsy Ostrow, with grandchildren of different ages, both in Philadelphia and at a distance, who have been discovering new ways to nurture these vital relationships, bringing comfort and strength to both generations. 

The Longest Running Prejudice – A Rabbi and a Psychiatrist Look at Anti-Semitism – 8:00 – 9:30 PM
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Rabbi Evan Moffic, Ellen and Stanley Poster’s son-in-law, and his father, Dr. Steven Moffic, will share insights from Rabbi Moffic’s book, First the Jews:  Combating the World’s Longest-Running Hate Campaign, and Dr. Steven Moffic’s book, Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry.  They will discuss the history of anti-Semitism and how it impacts everyone, Jew and non-Jew alike.  Their discussion will include topics such as a definition of anti-Semitism, the influence of the Holocaust on the development of psychiatry in this country, and how anti-Semitism is a harbinger of other toxic social political problems.  Also on the panel will be Jonathan Krause, a lawyer and a member of the board of RS and of the Anti-Defamation League, to discuss these issues through an ADL lens.  The program will be moderated by Elaine Jaskol.

Rabbi Evan Moffic is a graduate of Stanford University.  He is the co-senior rabbi of Makom Solel Lakeside on the North Shore of Chicago.  Rabbi Moffic is the author of books, including First the Jews, Shalom for the Heart and The Happiness Prayer.

H. Steven Moffic, MD, is a graduate of Yale Medical School. He is a prolific author, including editing the book Anti-Semitism and Psychiatry, as a sequel to Islamophobia and Psychiatry. He is a member of the editorial board and a regular contributor to Psychiatric Times.

Elaine Jaskol Crane is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  She holds master’s degrees in educational psychology and in English as a second language as well as a teaching certificate from Gratz College. 

Jonathan Krause is a graduate of Duke University School of Law.  He is a partner in Labor and Employment Law and Litigation at Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP.  He is a board member of the Anti-Defamation League and a member of the Board of Congregation Rodeph Shalom.  

Gabriel Kuriloff. Himself the product of progressive education at The Miquon School and Brown University, Gabe has held administrative positions at in Newark, NJ at Newark Leadership Academy and in Philadelphia at Arise Academy charter school, Vaux Big Picture High School, and Science Leadership Academy at Beeber. He has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Education Leadership where his dissertation work focused on the use of Design Thinking for school change. 

Geoffrey Neimark. Geoff is a psychiatrist in private practice and the Associate Vice President for Medical Affairs at Community Care Behavioral Health. A father of two boys, he also teaches at the Perelman School of Medicine and at the Drexel University School of Medicine.