The Center for Pastoral Education at The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the National Association of Jewish Chaplains are cosponsoring a Yom Iyun (Day of Study) entitled "Embodied Care" on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. The evening session, "Pastoral Care to Family Members and Loved Ones of GLBTQQ Individuals," is also cosponsored by Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York. The event will take place at JTS's campus at 3080 Broadway (at 122nd Street) in New York City. Registration costs $25 for chaplains and $5 for students, and is free for NAJC student members. To register, or for more information, please contact Gail Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 929-3069. Please arrive early to allow sufficient time for check-in, and have photo ID available.
This day of study and exploration will focus on the way that bodies are at the center of care, whether in trauma theory, prison ministry, or care for the broader GLBTQQ community. The event is primarily geared toward chaplains and clergy in the field, as well as seminary students.
"JTS is very excited to partner with the National Association of Jewish Chaplains and Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in welcoming the community of Jewish chaplains and students from neighboring seminaries to our campus for the day. Issues concerning the body and religion lie at the heart of the matter," said Rabbi Springer.
The "Embodied Care" program promises to be enlightening and compelling:
The Center for Pastoral Education at JTS is funded by the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Booth Ferris Foundation.
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