3 2021

My Year of Kaddish: Mourning, Memory and Meaning with author Naomi Baum

12:00PM - 1:00PM  


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Presented by the Konikoff Center for Learning at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, as a part of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.


When we experience loss, we are often with­out words to describe how we are feel­ing. Dr. Naomi L. Baum, an international con­sul­tant on trau­ma and resilience, draws on both her per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence to nav­i­gate this unchart­ed ter­ri­to­ry, inviting us to jour­ney with her as she says Kad­dish, the tra­di­tion­al Jew­ish mourn­er’s prayer, in the year fol­low­ing her moth­er’s death. Dr. Baum takes a new look at tra­di­tion and dis­cov­ers both emo­tion­al and spir­i­tu­al sources of com­fort in unex­pect­ed places.


Naomi L. Baum, Ph.D. is a psychologist and consults in the field of trauma and resilience worldwide. She recently concluded a twelve-year tenure as Director of the Resilience Unit at the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, Jerusalem as well as Senior Consulting Psychologist for Chai Lifeline-Project Chai in New York.  



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