Happy Healing


On Dec. 17, B’nai Jacob Shaarei Zion synagogue hosted “One Crucial Night to Raise Mental Health Awareness,” an event attended by more than 400 and livestreamed by 1,200 around the world. The event allowed members of the Orthodox community to openly discuss mental illness. Pictured, from left, are Rabbi Ephraim Eliyahu Shapiro, Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Rabbi Yisrael Slansky and Suzann Lasson, an occupational therapist at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital and the event’s organizer.

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