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Tuesday, January 19 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Shtark Raving Mad: Is there a line between religious practice and mental illness?

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A young man in rural Arkansas speaks in tongues. A middle-aged woman cleans her home for pesach with a toothbrush. One of your Hebrew school students says she can hear god answering her prayers. What can the sometimes-blurry line between religious practice and mental illness tell us about the changing roles of religion and mental health for American Jews across the denominational spectrum. We’ll look at one example of this blurry line through a case study and we’ll open up a conversation about what different theories of mental health have to say about our roles in supporting our students, congregants, campers, and everyone else we serve.


Tuesday January 19, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm EST