DOROT Westchester Co-Sponsors Talk on Dementia

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On Thursday, April 7th, DOROT Westchester and Building Communities One Experience at a Time will welcome Rabbi Michael Goldman to deliver a talk about his work entitled “Seivah: Jewish Life Beyond Memory.”

Rabbi Michael Goldman

Our goal is to create a society, starting with the organized Jewish community, in which dementia is talked about, demystified and seen as just another kind of disability deserving accommodation.

Rabbi Goldman will discuss dementia and the Jewish community. The event will be held at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York.

Rabbi Michael Goldman is the Creator & Director of Seivah, and has been working to raise awareness about faith-based initiatives to combat dementia since its founding in 2015. Seivah recruits volunteers to help older adults who suffer from dementia as well as the caregivers and family members who treat them. From their website:

“Seivah and its volunteers help people with early-stage dementia to create a plan for maintaining long-term spiritual health…Our goal is to create a society, starting with the organized Jewish community, in which dementia is talked about, demystified and seen as just another kind of disability deserving accommodation.”

DOROT, a social service agency located in Manhattan, has had a dynamic program in Westchester since 2004, and has been working to help older adults remain valued members of their communities since 1976.

Building Community One Experience at a Time is a collaborative lecture series supported by eight synagogues and Jewish agencies in Westchester. Sponsored by UJA-Federation in Westchester, it hosts lectures that address issues related to special needs in the Jewish community.

Rabbi Goldman’s talk on Seivah: Jewish Life Beyond Memory is free to attend. For more information about the event, or to register, please contact Lindsay Smith, Development Officer at DOROT at Lsmith(at)dorotusa(dot)org.

DOROT alleviates social isolation among the elderly and provides services to help them live independently as valued members of the community. If you or someone you know could use DOROT’s help, please visit our website or call at: (212) 769-2850.

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