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Join our Youth Mental Health Prepare for the High Holy Days First Aid Training course THIS TERM, the Education Hub will also feature a special class looking at the upcoming High Holy Days, what they mean, how we can prepare for them and some new interpretations of the stories we read at this time of year. Please join us for one or all of the following: Wednesday 28 August: Jonah - A good or bad example for us at this season? Studying and discussing the text through the eyes of rabbinic and modern commentaries with Rabbi Jackie Tabick. Wednesday 4 September: Rosh Hashanah Torah readings - Genesis 21 and 22 with Rabbi Alexandra Wright. Jami’s Emma Dorman and Philippa Carr led a mental health session at the Day of Celebration
LIBERAL JUDAISM has teamed up with Jami to offer a Youth Mental Health First Aid Training course for all those who want to help the young people in their care navigate a world where an increasing number are being affected by mental health problems. Our Education Hub will host the Jami course, which has been described as the gold standard in equipping adults to provide a ‘first aid response’ to children and adolescents in distress. Jami is the mental health service for the Jewish community. The charity places a focus on recovery; moving from lack of control and autonomy to becoming an active member of the Jewish and wider community, taking responsibility and having control over one’s life. This internationally accredited training course is suitable for parents, guardians, teachers, youth workers and all those who work with or care for children.
Those taking part will learn about a variety of mental health conditions, treatments currently in use and how wellbeing can change over time – increasing their confidence in supporting young people. It is open to all, not just members of Liberal Judaism. The course will take place over two weeks – on Wednesday 30 October and Wednesday 6 November from 6.30pm to 9.30pm – at the Montagu Centre in Central London (near Warren Street, Euston Square, Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road stations). It costs £55 and includes a course manual, light supper and refreshments. All those completing the course will receive a Mental Health First Aid Champion certificate accredited through Mental Health First Aid England. To book please contact Jami at email@example.com or call Emma Dorman on 020 8458 2223.
Faith schools – is isolation splendid? ARE faith schools the best place to nurture strong religious identities, or do they create division between faiths and wider society? Join us for the next in our Hot Potatoes series to hear from a range of important voices on this complex issue. The event will take place on Thursday 19 September at 6:30pm at the Montagu Centre in Central London. For more details please visit www.liberaljudaism.org/hot-potatoes The Hot Potatoes dialogue events cover a number of the hotly debated issues within the Jewish community while creating a ‘safe space’ where there is more debate than judgement.
Wednesday 11 September: The Akedah: Did Abraham really do it? Some new thinking on one of Judaism’s oldest stories with Rabbi Danny Rich. Wednesday 18 September: Symbols and vocabulary of the High Holy Days with Rabbi Janet Burden. Wednesday 25 September: Travail and Triumph: Maternal cries in the sound of the Shofar with Rabbi Mark Solomon. Wednesday 2 October: Only a week to go... repent now! Customs and meanings between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with Rabbi Dr Andrew Goldstein. For details on Liberal Judaism’s Education Hub - which also includes Rabbi Janet Burden’s Introduction to Judaism & Biblical Hebrew and various online courses - visit www. liberaljudaism.org/education-hub