Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Shabbat

February 03, 2018, 9:30 am
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Mental Health. JDAIM Shabbat will be February 3, when congregant Natalie Merkur-Rose will speak from the bimah. Natalie received a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University and a master’s degree in Jewish studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has worked in the field of Jewish communal service and mental health for over 25 years. She specializes in working with interfaith families, parenting, grief, premarital and couples counseling. In addition to her private practice, Natalie also works at JSSA, the Jewish Social Service Agency. She oversees a number of programs including Synagogue Liaison Program, Clergy Training, Jewish Chaplaincy Services, and Volunteer programs.