Our inaugural event on 08-20-13 was very well received. The committee, Andy Bernstein, Alan Goldberg, Roxana Samaniego, Jennifer Dvoskin, Nancy Eldredge and Mayday Levine-Mata prepared the CE seminar, Jewish Identity in Dominant Christian Culture: Psychological and Spiritual Significance of Jewish Holidays. The panel included Roxana Samaniego presenting on racial micro-aggressions, Rabbi Helen Cohn presenting on the spiritual and psychological significance of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Passover, Andy Bernstein, Alan Goldberg and Marta Ketchel presenting on their professional and personal experiences of the impact of Judaism and Jewish faith in their work their experiences with anti-Semitic micro-aggressions, living as Jewish in the dominant Christian culture and intragroup interactions between observant and nonobservant Jews, and Rich Muszynski gave opening remarks and moderated the discussion. There were 39 people in attendance. Of those 39 people, 24 were psychologists and 15 were non-psychologists. The event was held at Aloft Hotel on Speedway and Campbell after the unfortunate fire and resultant damage in the original venue (Rincon Market).
The committee respectfully thanks: Patricia Beldotti and the entire CE Committee for reviewing and assisting in getting CE approved credit for the program; Roxana Samaniego and Brad Peters and the entire Communications Committee for advertising, Eventbrite management, and website management and coordination of the event; Linda Leiphart for assistance in financial aspects; Shirley Loose for assistance with mailings and CE certificates; guest panelists Rabbi Helen Cohn and Dr. Marta Ketchel; committee panelists Roxana Samaniego, Andy Bernstein, and Alan Goldberg; committee members Jennifer Dvoskin and Nancy Eldredge for coordination of event procedurals; Mayday Levine-Mata and Sierra Tucson for sponsorship procurement and generosity; and Marisa Menchola and the entire board of SAPA for support and general wonderfulness. The Social Issues Committee applauds you all.
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