The Soul Repair Center offers free monthly webinars of use to religious leaders and professional caregivers supporting veterans and their families.
Jewish Resources for Caring for Servicepersons and Veterans Affected by Military Moral Injury
February 16, 2022
2:00 CST / 3:00 EST
This Webinar is led by three rabbis who are deeply informed about military moral injury, its particular implications for Jewish servicepersons and veterans, and practices for responding to those experiencing moral injury. Our panelists include an active duty Navy chaplain, and two scholars with clinical expertise whose teaching at Hebrew Union College (NYC) features resources and strategies for responding to military moral injury. These panelists will acquaint viewers with resources in Jewish scriptures and texts that are helpful in addressing experiences of military moral injury not only for Jewish servicepersons but more broadly including its rich liturgical and ritual practices.
Rabbi Kim S. Geringer, MSW is on the faculty of Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City teaching in rabbinic and cantorial programs. She also has experience leading congregations over more than 20 years. She often presents workshops in the areas of ritual and personal religious observance as well as workshops and webinars addressing moral injury. With Nancy Wiener, she co-authored, “Insights into Moral Injury and Soul Repair from Classical Jewish Texts,” in Military Moral Injury and Spiritual Care: A Resource for Religious Leaders and Professional Caregivers, St. Louis, Chalice: 2019. Rabbi Geringer serves on the National Advisory Board of the Soul Repair Center.
Chaplain Emily B. Rosenzweig, Lt. USN is an active duty Navy chaplain serving since 2012. She is a graduate of Hebrew Union-College—Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles where she also earned a MA in Jewish Education. She is the first recipient of the Navy Chaplain Corps’ CAPT Joshua Goldberg Award for achievement in facilitation for those outsider her faith group. Ordained in 2006, she has served a congregation prior to entering the chaplaincy. Chaplain Rosenzweig serves on the National Advisory Board of the Soul Repair Center.
Rabbi Nancy Wiener, MPhil and DMin., is the founding director of the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, NYC. She holds the Steinberg Chair in Human Relations. She has extensive experience in congregational leadership. She frequently leads workshops and webinars related to military moral injury grounded in Jewish texts. Her publications include Maps and Meaning: Levitical Models for Contemporary Care (2014) and a co-authored chapter with Kim Geringer, “Insights into Moral Injury and Soul Repair from Classical Jewish Texts,” in Military Moral Injury and Spiritual Care: A Resource for Religious Leaders and Professional Caregivers, St. Louis, Chalice: 2019. Rabbi Wiener serves on the National Advisory Board of the Soul Repair Center.
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