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Smash the Stigma: A Jewish Communal Conversation on Suicide and Depression

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9 Iyyar 5779

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMCongregation Shearith Israel, 2 West 70th Street

This important program will address a topic that is often misunderstood and underestimated yet affects our families, friends, and neighbors, in significant and sometimes devastating ways. If you or someone you know has been touched by depression or suicide, or even if not (yet), please join this communal conversation to support our effort to destigmatize mental illness. 

In addition to Rabbi Simkha Weintraub, LCSW, who will address clinical signs and resources, we will have two exceptional panelists, Shanee Markovitz and Ruth Roth, who will candidly share their first-hand encounters with suicide, and how they turned their personal tragedies into activism. The panel will be moderated by Nathan Romano, the president of NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, an advocacy group dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Event is free of charge.

Go to for more information and to register.

Presented by Congregation Shearith Israel with community partners Darkhei Noam, Ansche Chesed, B'nai Jeshurun, Congregation Ramath Orah, Drisha, Manhattan Day School, The Jewish Center, and West Side Institutional Synagogue.

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