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When members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community are seeking resources for their physical, mental or emotional health, where can they turn for compassionate care? Do you feel you could effectively assist a member of the LGBTQ community if they reached out to you for care or counseling?

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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

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.

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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 Perspectives

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 the physical characteristics, healthcare professionals can create safer spaces and provide more personalized care.

 

Breakout Session topics will 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 facilitates as part of this session

Session B: Homosexuality: 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 community. An inventory of resources needed by 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 D: Creativity 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: “In God’s Image: How LGBTQI Individuals and Families Enrich Jewish Community”.

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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

For sponsorship or vendor information,

please contact:

  Lori Rosenberg 216.556. 4070

  Alan Hazzard 216.470.6154

  reachingout@suburbantemple.org

 

Location:

  Suburban Temple-Kol Ami

  22401 Chagrin Boulevard

  Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Fri, April 20 2018 5 Iyar 5778