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Adult Education - Issues of Our Times: Preserving Humanity for the "Social Dilemma" Generation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 25 Nisan 5782

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This course incorporates Jewish guiding principles as a way to combat social apathy through faith, compassionate activism, and healthy relationships. Topics include the impact of social media on behavior and mental health, managing feelings of shame and helplessness, and finding better ways to connect and communicate with family, friends, and the greater community.

Gitit Kaufman is a mental health counselor who was born and raised in Israel, where she worked as a social worker with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Seventeen years ago she moved to the US and obtained her graduate degree in counseling. She worked with adolescents, adults, and couples. When she moved to Colorado with her family, eight years ago, Gitit worked with inmates at the Colorado Department of Correction and later provided counseling services at a Denver practice. Recently Gitit opened her own private practice were she is helping her clients identify their strengths while recognizing old habits and exploring ways to manage their distress and reach their goals, in order to help them live their life in full. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, reading, and volunteering for the community.

Howard Saft, MD, MSHS is an Associate Professor of Medicine. He has complimented his work in the medical profession by completing advanced training in policy and behavioral change as it relates to the healthcare system.  From this additional education, Dr. Saft has integrated the aspects of patient care and how they relate to psychology of behavioral change, and more broadly, social system change.   His training has helped to formulate a practical understanding of the science behind The Social Dilemma.  As a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, he speaks on related topics.  He currently practices Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and has created a critical illness and recovery program. He has recognized that there are human centered solutions that can be applied when overcoming the  issues highlighted by The Social Dilemma, many of which have been provided to us from Torah and related Rabbinic teachings.      



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