Spiritual Leaders Responding to Covid-19: An Interfaith Dialogue

Holy Name Medical Center administering the COVID-19 vaccine to the public in The Rodda Community Center in Teaneck on 1/13/2021. Jeff Rhode photo. Used by permission
Holy Name Medical Center administering the COVID-19 vaccine to the public in The Rodda Community Center in Teaneck on 1/13/2021. Jeff Rhode photo. Used by permission

We want to make known to you a very interesting conference that is being held next week, Friday July 16, on Zoom, focusing on a an interfaith approach to how faith leaders have charted a Covid-19 response. The conference is sponsored by Yeshiva University and Wurzweiler School of Social Work.

The time is 10am to 12.30pm EDT. Live on Zoom. The focus is on how various leaders have formed partnerships to meet the needs of the most underserved, within the boundaries of their faith communities. A focus on creating partnerships is in line with CDC advocacy and speaks to the need for inter-organizational cooperation.

The speakers include:

Elder Angela Overton, M.Dvi who has been instrumental in developing a major community program in Louisville,, KY. She holds a variety of positions in her community and church as well as the Senior Advisor for Interfaith Working Group for CTAC: The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (Wash. DC)

Peter Gudaitis, M.Div. Exec. Director and CEO of New York Disaster Interfaith Services, Chair of N,Y, VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) and President of the National Disaster Interfaith Network.

Rabbi Eric Weiss: President and CEO of Bay Area Jewish Healing Center based in San Francisco.

Rev. Sarah Segal McCaskin, M.Div and LCSW Executive Director of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute.

REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 15 AT 5.30PM EDT.  $60.00

INFORMATION AT: https://www.yu.edu/wurzweiler/continuing-ed

2 CEU CREDIT HOURS

 

About Rabbi Richard Address 697 Articles
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D.Min, is the Founder and Director of www.jewishsacredaging.com. Rabbi Address served for over three decades on staff of the Union for Reform Judaism; first as a Regional Director and then, beginning in 1997, as Founder and Director of the URJ’s Department of Jewish Family Concerns and served as a specialist and consultant for the North American Reform Movement in the areas of family related programming. Rabbi Address was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1972 and began his rabbinic career in Los Angeles congregations. He also served as a part time rabbi for Beth Hillel in Carmel, NJ while regional director and, after his URJ tenure, served as senior rabbi of Congregation M’kor Shalom in Cherry Hill, NJ from 2011-2014.

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  1. Your Yeshiva presentation this morning and discussion of the four points was inspiring. I am a baby-boomer and the Pandemic has been a struggle. I can especially relate more than ever to the speed of time, the need for greater socialization and the transition from material to spiritual.

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