Everyone is invited the next Community Shabbaton at the Hebrew Congregation, 1850 N. Woodlawn, on Saturday, December 14 featuring Talia Levanon, Director, Israel Trauma Coalition. She will also be joined by her colleague, Omer Egozi.
If you’re not a Shabbaton regular, this might be a good time to try it out. Think about it – it really is nice to come together as one community to share a Shabbat service (perhaps not the one you’re “used to” but valuable all the same) and then have the opportunity to hear a world-class speaker that you never would have had the chance to hear otherwise. Talia Levanon, the Director of the Israel Trauma Coalition (ITC), is one such speaker – someone who is making an impact in Israel and abroad based on her work with the ITC, a network of over 40 organizations that provide trauma-related care and preparedness to communities who have suffered terrorist attacks, rocket bombings and natural disasters. With over 30 years experience in the field of trauma care and bereavement, Talia has overseen the establishment of resilience centers and national training centers and has represented Israel at the United Nations in forums dedicated to victims of terror and has worked with WHO, UNICEF, and the CDC on post-disaster initiatives. She was in Boston following the Boston Marathon bombings and worked with communities to alleviate the suffering caused by Hurricane Sandy. Join us as she describes the lessons learned and partnerships built to provide healing to victims of terror and trauma in Israel and around the world. If you’d like to learn about the work of the Israel Trauma Coalition, take a look at this video.
|9:00 - 11:00
||Shabbat Morning Service
Children will participate in the Shabbat service
and spend time with their teachers in their classrooms.
|9:30 - 10:00
||Children’s Shabbat Service
|11:00 - 12:00
||Guest Speaker – Talia Levanon
|12:00 - 1:00
||Kiddush Lunch - sponsored by
the Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood
|1:00 - 1:30
||Adults: Q & A with Talia
Children in their classrooms
There is no charge to attend. For more information about this event, contact Judy Eichhorn –
or Susan Mandelbaum –
The Shabbaton experience is not just for WJCS families; it’s for all of us!
The Community Shabbatonim are brought to you by the WJCS in partnership with the MKJF.