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Reaching Out: Spirituality and the LGBTQ Community

Presented by Suburban Temple-Kol Ami, The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Hospice of the Western Reserve, and Equality Ohio with generous support from MetroHealth

 

Join Us on Thursday, June 7, 2018  for a full day continuing education program* for Social Workers, Case Managers, Psychologist and other helping professionals to increase their understanding and sensitivity to the distinct needs of the LGBTQ community. (*CEU's pending)

 

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Keynote Presentation:

Strengthening and serving LGBTQ individuals and communities:  Spiritual Perspective

Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell will introduce spiritual care as part of a comprehensive program of services for the LGBTQ community.  Integrating spirituality within a service delivery framework can strengthen both the client and their care communities.

 

Feature Presentation:

Strengthening and serving LGBTQ individuals and communities:  Physical Perspective

Dr. Mark McLoney will discuss gender identity, encompassing gender expression, orientation, sexuality and other characteristics represented in the LGBTQ community.  With a stronger understanding of physical characteristics, healthcare professionals can create safer spaces and provide more personalized care.

 

Breakout Session topics include:

 Session A Legal and Lived LGBTQ Equality in Ohio

Gwen Stembridge will identify laws at the federal, state and local levels that affect LGBTQ individuals and communities. A conversation surrounding best practice and respectful terminology will be facilitated as part of this session.

Session BHomosexuality: A Matter of Mind, Body & Spirit and                         Care at End of Life 

Stephen C. Blonder Adams MD will review potential barriers and areas of discrimination in health care delivery systems for the LGBTQ community. An inventory of resources needed by LGBTQ patients at the end of life will be identified.

Session C:  LGBTQ Terminology and Sensitivity

Phyllis Harris, MNO will share experiences of several LGBTQ identified people and assist participants in creating safe, welcoming and culturally aware spaces.

Session DCreativity and Spirituality in the LGBTQ Community

Mollie Borgione, MA, ATR-BC will describe the connection between art, spirituality and ritual in the LGBTQ community.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an art activity that will connect art and spirituality. Seating is limited to 24.

                   

Concluding Session:

Going forth:  Integrating new perspectives on serving the LGBTQ community

Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell will review educational "take-aways" from the day and assist attendees in creating a realistic commitment for implementing ideas learned throughout the day.

Keynote Speaker 

Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell

Rabbi Elwell has been teaching and writing about Jewish women's history and feminist spirituality for the past 20 years.  She is the founding Director of American Jewish Congree Feminist Center in Philadelphia and co-author of The Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation

 

 

Featured Speaker 

Dr. Mark McLoney

Dr. Mark McLoney is a primary care doctor at MetroHealth. He is affiliated with MetroHealth’s Pride Network, which is comprised of physicians who understand the specific needs of LGBTQ patients.

 

Early Bird Registration :   April 18 to May 18 ($36)

Regular Registration:  May 19 to June 4 ($54)

 

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Reaching Out: Spirituality and the LGBTQ Community Presented by Suburban Temple-Kol Ami, The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Equity Ohio, and the Hospice of the Western Reserve and with generous support from MetroHealth

OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY: We invite members of the clergy to attend this event on Friday, June 8th at 8:30 am. A breakfast forum where clergy of many faith traditions will learn and engage in conversations centering on the unique needs of their LGBTQ congregants, presented by MetroHealth.

If you are a clergy member and are interested in attending, please call the office at 216.991.0700.

 

Reaching Out: Spirituality and the LGBTQ Community Presented by Suburban Temple-Kol Ami, The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Equity Ohio, and the Hospice of the Western Reserve and with generous support from MetroHealth

Join us on Friday, June 8th at 6:00 pm for an inclusive Pride Shabbat service open to the community. For this special Shabbat service, we ask that guests RSVP either by email or call the Temple office. Our guest speaker will be Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell.

 

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RSVP via phone: 216.991.0700

 

Reaching Out: Spirituality and the LGBTQ Community Presented by Suburban Temple-Kol Ami, The LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland, Equity Ohio, and the Hospice of the Western Reserve and with generous support from MetroHealth

Join us on Saturday, June 9th at 7:30pm for a joyful end to our program with food, music, and sunset ritual. Reservations for this event can be made via email or by calling the Temple office.

 

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RSVP via phone: 216.991.0700

Open Doors - 2017/18 Membership Renewal

Open Doors 2017/18 renewal forms were mailed to all current members in June 2017.  If you wish to renew online, please login to your account and then click on the Open Doors on the menu bar.  You will see the link to the renewal form in the drop-down menu.

If you haven't yet renewed for the current fiscal year, please do so as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Torah Talk

ISRAEL AT 70!

What “This Land is Your Land” is to America, Neomi Shemer’s songs and lyrics are to Israel. Famous for songs such as "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)", "Lu Yehi (Let It Be)" and "Al Kol Eleh (Over All of These)", to name just a few, these are the songs being sung today, on Yom Haatzmaut, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence.


"Al Kol Eleh" particularly strikes a chord for me. Perhaps its best-loved lines are:
 
Watch over these for me, my God,
 
over the honey and the bee sting,
 
over the bitter and the sweet…
 
Shemer’s lyrics captured in so few words the essence of the relationship with Israel—that it would be both extraordinary, and extraordinarily challenging. To honor this anniversary is to both accept that, at times, we might disagree vehemently. And at times, we might swell with pride and love. This is the essence of Israel.

As Shemer caught the heart and soul of Israel with her music, so too is new sensation Koolulam using music to connect and inspire. It a social-musical initiative aimed at bringing together people from all corners of the diverse, multi-cultural Israeli society. Their idea is to stop everything for a few hours and just sing – together. Their project enables participants—who do not need to be musicians-- to enjoy the feeling of togetherness through a deep communal experience. Their sounds and voices come together to create a social choir, full of hope and optimism.  

For Israel’s 70th anniversary they brought together 12,000 people to sing a newly arranged version of "Al Kol Eleh". These people came together for one evening. They had not met before. The huge crowd included Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, musician Shlomi Shabat, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai and Member of Knesset Gila Gamliel, as well as members of Noami Shemer’s family. To pull off this extraordinary musical feat, the three original members of Koolulam -Or Teicher, Michal Schneiderman and Ben Yefet- led the evening, as well as eight conductors and 40 musicians!

Watch this video—and be transported!  Happy anniversary, Israel!

“Al Kol Eleh” (“Over all of These”) by Neomi Shemer
 

~ Rabbi Allison Vann

Thu, April 19 2018 4 Iyar 5778