Jewish Pastoral Care 2/E: A Practical Handbook from Traditional & Contemporary Sources

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About the Author

Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MA, BCC, is a pioneer in forging a fresh vision for the second half of life. She is a spiritual leader, social innovator, scholar, author of Jewish Visions for Aging: A Professional Guide to Fostering Wholeness and editor of Jewish Pastoral Care: A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources. She founded and directed Hiddur: The Center for Aging and Judaism of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Rabbi Friedman offers training, consulting and spiritual guidance through Growing Older (, her Philadelphia-based national practice.

Rabbi Friedman is available to speak to your group or at your event. For more information, please contact us at (802) 457-4000 or [email protected].

Rabbi Nancy Flam is cofounder of the National Center for Jewish Healing and former director of the Jewish Community Healing Program of Ruach Ami Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. She cofounded the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, was its founding director, and now serves as codirector of programs. She edited the Jewish Lights series of pastoral-care pamphlets, LifeLights, and writes and teaches widely on Judaism, healing, prayer, spirituality, and social justice.

Gus Kaufman, Jr., PhD, is a clinical psychologist, speaker, trainer, and social activist in Atlanta, Georgia, who has been working for decades to end male violence toward women. He cofounded the Jewish Advisory Committee of the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence in Seattle and was one of the founders of the Shalom Bayit Committee of Atlanta's Jewish Family & Career Services. He currently is developing new approaches to intervention with abusive men and boys with his organization Retreat from Violence. He has lectured and taught around the U.S., Europe, and Israel.

Rabbi Yaacov Kravitz, EdD, is a licensed psychologist and pastoral counselor in private practice specializing in mindfulness-based therapies for emotional disorders, addictions, and chronic physical illnesses. He is also president of the Center for Spiritual Intelligence, Inc., an Internet-based provider of educational materials, instruction, and consultation for spiritual growth and personal empowerment. Through the Center he has developed a comprehensive program for learning the skills of spiritual intelligence based on the ancient mystical teachings of Kabbalah and the insights of modern psychology. Rabbi Kravitz is author of Pathways to Recovery: Sources and Spiritual Tools for a Jewish Twelve Step Practice and Nurturing Your Soul: An Introduction to Mindfulness, Spiritual Meditation and Kabbalah.

Wendy Lipshutz, LMSW, is program director of the Shalom Bayit Program and Project Connect at Jewish Family & Career Services in 302 Kaufman, Lipshutz, Setel Atlanta, Georgia, and a former member of the Jewish Advisory Committee of the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic
Violence. She is a board member of the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and of Tapestri, a coalition challenging genderbased oppression. An activist, battered women's advocate, and licensed social worker, she has worked to end violence against women for over two decades.

Rabbi Joseph S. Ozarowski, DMin, was ordained as an Orthodox rabbi at Chicago's Hebrew Theological College and received his doctorate from Lancaster (Pa.) Theological Seminary. He has had a distinguished career spanning over two decades as a pulpit rabbi, educator, author, and chaplain. He serves as rabbinic chaplain to the Jewish
Healing Network of Chicago and as the rabbi of Congregation Chovevei Tzion in Skokie, Illinois. Rabbi Ozarowski is a leader in the field of pastoral care and Judaism. He has been a governing board member of the Bikur Cholim Coordinating Council (New York), and also served as staff Jewish chaplain at New York University Medical Center, where he created the first professional Jewish presence at the extensive hospital campus. His published works include To Walk in God's Ways: Jewish Pastoral Perspectives on Illness and Bereavement (Rowman and Littlefield), and he coauthored Common Ground (Jason Aronson Publishers) as well as numerous articles and curricula.

Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, MHL, BCJC, is the editor of Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook and coeditor of Disaster Spiritual Care: Practical Clergy Response to Community, Regional and National Tragedy (both SkyLight Paths Publishing). He is a past president of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains. Most recently he served as the associate executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis, directing their chaplaincy program, providing services in more than fifty locations throughout New York, and serving as the endorser for both New York State's and New York City's Jewish chaplains. Prior to this he served as the director of chaplaincy of the Beth Israel Medical System (New York), overseeing chaplains and clinical pastoral education (CPE) programs at three acute care hospitals, one behavioral health hospital, and various outpatient facilities served by chaplains.

Rabbi Drorah Setel, MTS, has addressed violence against Jewish women as a scholar and activist for over twenty years. Her work has included cofounding the first national network concerned with abuse within the Jewish community. Rabbi Setel lives in Seattle, Washington.

Marcia Cohn Spiegel, MAJCS, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, was one of the first people to describe the problem of alcoholism in the Jewish community. She is the founder of the Alcohol/Drug Action Program of Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles, and also of L'Chaim: Twelve Steps to Recovery. She served on the Los Angeles County Commission on Alcoholism working with special populations.

Rabbi Bonita E. Taylor, DMin, BCC, is associate director of the Department of Clinical Pastoral Education and an ACPE supervisor at HealthCare Chaplaincy in New York City. She is also adjunct faculty at the Academy for Jewish Religion, where she was named faculty member of the year. Rabbi Taylor is a board-certified chaplain by the National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC), where she is vice president of the board. The NAJC has honored her for exemplary leadership in professional chaplaincy education. The New York Board of Rabbis has twice named her a chaplain of the year, once for her service in the aftermath of 9/11. Her writing has appeared in numerous professional and popular publications.

Rabbi David J. Zucker is author of four previous books, including The Torah: An Introduction for Christians and Jews (Paulist, 2005) and The Bible's Writings: An Introduction for Christians and Jews (Wipf & Stock, 2013). Rabbi Zucker publishes and lectures extensively in the areas of Bible, American Jewish literature, and chaplaincy. A popular speaker, he has made presentations in North America, Israel, and Europe. See

Barbara Breitman, DMin, is assistant professor of pastoral
counseling at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where
she helped found the program in spiritual direction. A pioneer in the
field of Jewish spiritual direction, she is cofounder of Lev Shomea, a
training program at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, and
coeditor, with Rabbi Howard A. Addison, of Jewish Spiritual Direction:
An Innovative Guide from Traditional and Contemporary Sources

(Jewish Lights Publishing). An experienced psychotherapist with a
special interest in trauma, somatic awareness, mindfulness, and resilience,
she maintains a private practice with individuals and couples
in Philadelphia.

Rabbi Anne Brener, MAJCS, MA, LCSW, is a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist and spiritual director who has assisted institutions worldwide in creating caring communities. A prolific writer, she is the author of the acclaimed Mourning & Mitzvah: A Guided Journal for Walking the Mourner's Path Through Grief to Healing (Jewish Lights Publishing). She is a faculty member at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and the Morei Derekh program of the Yedidya Center for Jewish Spiritual Direction.