On Wednesday, January 18, at 6:45 PM, Temple B’nai Abraham's Sisterhood and Social Action Committee will co-sponsor the 23rd annual Women's Interfaith Forum, celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, at the temple located at 300 E Northfield Road, Livingston. Since 1994, the Temple B’nai Abraham Women’s Interfaith Forum, celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gathers women from greater Essex County’s houses of worship and faith-based groups to share a vegetarian meal prepared by the women of TBA’s Sisterhood and a discussion about issues of interest to women of all backgrounds. Many guests have attended this event over the years. Acquaintances have turned into friendships as many returning invitees look forward to this yearly event. This year’s event is chaired by Janet Penn, spearheaded by TBA Social Action Committee Chair Lisa Reisboard, along with TBA Sisterhood Co-Presidents Sandra Kantor and Suzanne Weinick.
The topic this year is Managing Wellness in a Stressful World. TBA Congregational Nurse and Spiritual Director Karen Frank will moderate the panel discussion. Wellness experts Dr. Stephen Becker, DC, Galina Morris, LAC (licensed acupuncturist), of the Becker Spine and Sports Institute, in Livingston, and Ellen Roberston, HHC, RYT, Holistic Health Coach Yoga Therapist and Meditation Teacher will serve on the guest panel. Born in Livingston, Stephen Becker D.C. completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Albany (B.S. Human Biology and B.A. Psychology) before earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from The National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL and interned at the Chicago General Health Center. Trained as a physician in Estonia, Galina Morris studied here at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine. Dr. Becker will share the importance of posture as a means to de-stress, while Ms. Morris will offer several acupressure techniques the women can use on their own when feeling stressed. Ellen Roberston received training as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.. During her training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. A Q&A period will follow. A vegetarian/dairy buffet supper will be served. Reservations are required. There is no charge for this event, but seating is limited. Register online at https://tbanj.org/womens-interfaith-forum/ by Wednesday, January 11 or call 973-994-2290. When you register please indicate to which house of worship or faith-based group you are affiliated. For more information go to www.tbanj.org.