Thanks to a grant from the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project, Temple Etz Chaim is offering several workshops to help people deal with the stresses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. While many will be geared to particular segments of the community, this first program is appropriate for all adults. This interactive discussion will help us think about how to deal with the loneliness, anxiety, and other concerns that have surfaced during the pandemic.

The program will be facilitated by Marjorie Sockoll, the Director of Aging & Spirituality at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Boston. She has earned degrees in sociology and social work from Boston University and Tel Aviv University respectively, a graduate degree in counseling from Northeastern University, and a certificate of thanatology from the National Center for Death Education. She is a contributor to the book, Blessings for the Journey: A Jewish Healing Guide for Women with Cancer and the author of “The Healing Circle: A New Model for Nurturing Spirituality in Jewish Family Service Agencies” published in the Journal of Jewish Communal Service.