As we face our third year of the pandemic we all struggle with issues of how to recognize loss, continue to be strong, and adapt to the new reality. A wonderful groups of people at Kavod v’Nichum, the Jewish Board, NAJC and NJHSA have put together a terrific virtual program to create a forum for learning.
Information is here: Bikur Cholim in 2022: Renewal, Revival, Resilience
This is the second year for the program which last year had over 300 attendees for 11 sessions. This years program will deal with some of the ongoing challenges including compassion fatigue, caring for the caregiver, ambiguous loss, increasing mental health challenges and the intersection of spirituality and disability.
One of the unique aspects of the program are biweekly breakout groups to provide for groups to delve into specific topics in depth.
Here are the key details:
The program runs online from January 10 – April 25, 2022
It is Online from 7:00pm-8:30pm EST // 4:00pm-5:30pm PST
The cost of the program is very modest –$72 for the full conference; $36 for three sessions; $18 for a single session. Cost should never be a barrier, since there are robust scholarships available when registering.
I hope you can join us in the program
David Balto is a volunteer chaplain at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. and Western Correctional Insitution, Maryland’s maximum security prison. He and his wife Naomi are actively involved in bikur cholim aith Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and are co-sponsors of the Naional Bikur Cholim conference. David is also a volunteer for Ruach and a student in Aleph’s program for spiritual direction.