Sign In Forgot Password


9:30 AM at the JCC

Congregants teaching congregants.

Dealing with Challenging Family Members & Friends

Dr. Mike Kravitz
Sunday, February 23

This program is intended to provide strategies for dealing with challenging situations including family members and friends with dementia, developmental disabilities, chronic physical conditions, mental illness and substance abuse.

Topics will include avoiding arguments, remaining calm via anger management, avoiding personalizing, understanding pain and self-orientation, clarifying expectations, resisting the “righting reflex,” listening with empathy, taking care of yourself, avoiding toxic relationships, focusing on what can be improved, forming supportive connections with others, using more effective communication strategies and becoming well informed regarding the individual’s difficulties. Each participant will receive a complimentary book.

Dr. Kravitz has over 40 years of practical experience as a licensed psychologist (therapist, consultant, speaker, trainer, educator and author/ co-author of four books.) His specialty involves dealing with negative, difficult and challenging people.


"She Served": A Conversation About Women Veterans

Dr. Aimee Sanders
Sunday, April 19

Join us to learn a brief history of women in the military, their transition to Veteran status and some of the unique healthcare needs of women Veterans.

Dr. Aimee Sanders is the Physician Educator for Women’s Health Education in the Women’s Health Services (WHS) Office of The Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

She joined VHA in 2008 and began working with WHS in 2012. With WHS, Dr. Sanders has developed and delivered a multitude of innovative educational programs to VHA primary care and emergency care clinical staff. She current leads a training initiative to provide women’s health training to primary care providers and nurses at rural and highly rural clinical sites across the country.

Dr. Sanders holds B.S., M.P.H. and M.D. degrees from The Ohio State University and completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a Board-Certified Internist, providing clinical care to Veterans at the VA clinic in Newark, Ohio affiliated with Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus. She has been a proud member of Temple Israel for many years, serves on its Board of Trustees and as Education Committee Co-chair.

Sun, July 5 2020 13 Tammuz 5780