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Young Israel to Host Dr. David Pelcovitz as Scholar-in-Residence

Teaneck—Dr. David Pelcovitz, internationally recognized as an inspiring speaker with deep insight on family life and spiritual development, will be a Scholar-in-Residence at the Young Israel of Teaneck, January 30-31, as part of its Dr. Bertram, z”l, and Ann Newman Adult Education Program. Admission is free and the entire community is welcome to come to any of the shiurim throughout the weekend.

Friday night Dr. Pelcovitz will give a Dvar Torah before Maariv. At 8:15 p.m he will give a shiur entitled, “Anger Management: Promoting Healthy Communication at Work and at Home.” Shabbat morning he will deliver the drasha following the Musaf service at the 9 a.m. minyan. His topic then will be “Honorable Menschen: Instilling Values in Our Children.” Shabbat afternoon, at 3:45 p.m., he will speak on the topic “Keeping Our Marriages Strong.”

Babysitting services will be available for children in grades K-5 during that shiur. Finally, at Seudah Shlishit, he will speak on “Nourishing Neshamos: Promoting Spirituality.”

According to Mark Glassberg, Chair, YIOT Adult Education Committee, “We are thrilled to be hosting Dr. Pelcovitz. Events like this are an integral part of our overall goal of providing our members with high quality learning and intellectually engaging programs to the community.”

Dr. Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. He is also special assistant to President Richard M. Joel. In addition, Dr. Pelcovitz is an instructor in pastoral counseling at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Dr. Pelcovitz has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to education, parenting, and child mental health. Areas of research and clinical specialty include family violence, the impact of domestic violence, stress management, transmitting values to children and adolescents, and coping with trauma and loss. His most recent publication was Balanced Parenting, a book he wrote in collaboration with his father, Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz, on parenting from a Jewish perspective.

For more information, email [email protected]. The Young Israel of Teaneck is located at 868 Perry Lane in Teaneck.

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