The art of healing

by | Jan 22, 2018 | What’s Happening

Sunday, Feb. 4, 10:30 am
Congregation Beth El, free

Finding strength and understanding in the midst of a medical crisis is not easy, according to Israela Meyerstein, who offers insights in what to say and do as a patient or supporter of a family member or friend who is ill. Although it is hard to find the words to let someone know you care, Meyerstein provides the necessary tools.

As part of Congregation Beth El’s Celebrating Judaism Through The Arts, a special champagne brunch focusing on the art of healing will feature Meyerstein, who will share knowledge and insights from her book, Bridge to Healing: Finding Strength to Cope with Illness.

Meyerstein is a licensed clinical social worker and family therapist who has had a private therapy practice in Baltimore for almost 40 years. She is the co-founder of the Baltimore Jewish Healing Network, and her book highlights the role that spirituality can play when individuals and families confront a serious medical challenge. A cancer survivor, Meyerstein’s book is, in part, a chronicle of her experience with her disease, as well as observations about the emotional component of being a patient.

The morning brunch and presentation will be followed by an additional workshop for professional and lay caregivers, 12:30–1:30 pm.

Both programs are free and open to the public. Attendees will leave with a spiritual toolbox of how to lift their spirits and strive for wholeness.

To RSVP, call Beth El at 757-625-7821.

These programs are made possible by the Tidewater Jewish Foundation and The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. The additional workshop is also in partnership with Jewish Family Service.