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4th Annual Smash The Stigma

May 23, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Shearith Israel’s Caring Connection
4th Annual Smash the Stigma Event:
A Jewish Communal Conversation on Mental Illness & Suicide

IN PERSON, Monday, May 23 | 7:00 pm
Following 6:30 pm Evening Services 

Register here >>

Held annually during Mental Health Awareness Month and co-sponsored by a consortium of neighborhood synagogues and Jewish institutions, these profoundly important Smash the Stigma events help to raise awareness and facilitate conversation about the difficult realities of mental illness and suicide in the Jewish community. We hope you’ll join us in support of the 1 out of 5 of us who live with mental illness and the other 4, who are our friends, family, fellow congregants, colleagues, neighbors, and more. These issues affect us all.
This year’s presenters will include:

Andrew Danzig
Upper West Sider and Member, Congregation Or Zarua
will share his experience and perspectives of losing his son, Theo, to suicide

Sarina Hilowitz
Co-President, Active Minds, Yeshiva University
will discuss her personal struggle and the epidemic on college campuses

Rabbi Scott Bolton
Congregation Or Zarua
will present his his insights as a pastor and spiritual guide

Moderated by Dr. Rachel Levine
clinical psychologist and respected leader at the Jewish Center

Closing remarks by Matt Kudish
Executive Director, NAMI NYC: National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City

To register, click here.
Thank you to our community partners (updated 5/11/22):

Active Minds | Yeshiva University

B’nai Jeshurun

Darkhei Noam

The Jewish Center

Lincoln Square Synagogue

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan


Ohab Zedek

Congregation Or Zarua

Ramath Orah

Congregation Rodeph Sholom

UJA Federation

West End Synagogue

West Side Institutional Synagogue


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