Upcoming Events

Join us for our programs around the U.S. and Israel.  If you don't see an event in your city and would like to make one happen, contact Aaron at    
a a r o n @ b y f i . o r g

Check out some of the recent past events our community sponsored.

Why Be Jewish Book Launch, Toronto

Venue: 
1700 Bathurst St.
Toronto
Canada
CA
Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 19:30
Description: 
Edgar M. Bronfman's book, Why Be Jewish, was just published, and his son, Matthew Bronfman will be discussing his father's work and his legacy. Venue: Beth Tzedec Congregation

Bronftalk: Cleaning, Mental Health and Passover

Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 -
12:00 to 13:00
Description: 

 

No crumb left behind: Is this freedom?
 

Passover is the holiday of freedom, but it’s also the holiday of cleaning. Many Jews around the world will turn their homes upside down to rid their lives of chametz, and turn their homes (not their synagogue) into the focal point of Jewish practice with the Passover Seder. What are the implications of this intersection of traditional ritual, domestic focus and obsessive cleaning?

Join us for a conversation with a psychologist who uses cognitive behavioral therapy to treat OCD among other disorders, a professional organizer who helps people find order in their lives, and a memoirist who writes about domestic mess and order. They will bring personal experiences and professional expertise to bear on the (not so unique) problem of Jewish spring cleaning.

Details:

 

Tuesday, April 12th
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Dial in: 1-641-715-3580
Access code: 279-235
 
From Israel: Call +972 76-599-0034   Access code: 279-235
From Canada: Call 559-546-1400, when prompted enter (641) 715-3580, and then when prompted again, enter the access code: 279-235
 

Featuring:

 

Judy Batalion '94 is the author of WHITE WALLS: A MEMOIR ABOUT MOTHERHOOD, DAUGHTERHOOD, AND THE MESS IN BETWEEN (NAL/Penguin). A former columnist for the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, she has written about parenting, relationships, mental health, hoarding and even the dangers of decluttering for Vogue, the Washington Post, Salon, Cosmo, the Forward, Tablet, Redbook and many other publications.


Sarah Giller Nelson '92 is the owner of Less is More, a professional organizing company inspired by her passion for beauty and order. Less is More specializes in getting busy families organized. Before founding her company in 2010, Sarah spent 15 years as an art historian and curator. Sarah currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida with her husband and two children.

 

Dr. Tamar Gordon '92 is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive training in using CBT to treat a full range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, phobias, OCD, trauma, parenting issues, and insomnia. Dr. Gordon is an adjunct faculty member at both Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, and Columbia University Teacher’s College. She spends most of her working time at her private practice in New York City, and most of her personal time raising her two rambunctious sons.

BronfTalk: Let There Be Water with Seth Siegel and Jordan Hirsch

Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -
12:30 to 13:30
Description: 

Topic: BronfTalk: Let There Be Water with Seth Siegel

Join us for an interview with Seth M. Siegel about his recent book on "Israel's solution for a water-starved world." The call will be moderated by Jordan Hirsch '05. 

Time: Feb 9, 2016 12:30 PM (GMT-5:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

From the US:
Dial in: 1-641-715-3580
Access code: 279-235

From Israel: 
Call +972 76-599-0034   
Access code: 279-235

From Canada:
Call 559-546-1400, when prompted enter (641) 715-3580, and then when prompted again, enter the access code: 279-235

 

 

BronfTalk Briefing Call on the Temple Mount

Date: 
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 13:00

2015 Fellowship Spring Seminar

Date: 
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 12:30

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