Virtual Program on Monday, October 30, 2023
In this session, we will look at ways in which trauma activation and PTSD impact and interfere with everyday functioning. We will also explore important ways in which the unfolding events in Israel are different from the “standard” pattern of communal disasters, and therefore may evoke more complex responses within us and look at some techniques which might help moment to moment.
Rabbi Beth Naditch was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1999, and has been a board certified chaplain for over twenty years. A certified ACPE-CPE Educator with a passion for geriatrics, Rabbi Naditch teaches the art and skills of spiritual care at Hebrew SeniorLife in Dedham, MA. Rabbi Naditch’s clinical speciality is trauma-informed care in the face of communal disaster. She served as a chaplain during 9/11 in New York City, and worked with the leadership of the Pittsburgh Jewish community in the wake of the synagogue shooting there. Rabbi Naditch teaches widely in the Boston Jewish community and beyond, and is the editor of Halleli Nafshi, a siddur for children and youth which is used in day schools across the U.S.. She and her family live in Newton, MA.