Dr. Betsy Stone, Scholar-in-Residence

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Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11

Join us as we welcome back one of our favorite teachers, Dr. Betsy Stone, as our Scholar-in-Residence this winter. Betsy is a retired psychologist, and sought-after speaker and facilitator across the Jewish world. Her passion for promoting wellness in the lives of individuals and families has seen her lead sessions to help participants deal with trauma, anxiety, stress, and burnout, build resilience, and consider post-traumatic growth.

Recognizing many of the challenges that we are facing as individuals and as families, especially in the aftermath of October 7, learning with Betsy will be relevant and timely. The weekend will feature a full program of events intended for varied audiences both within TST and the wider community and covering a wide range of issues.

Programs included are for various audiences, including TST members, local clergy and educators, and the wider community. Please review each event for further information. 

Read more about Dr. Betsy Stone here.

We are grateful to Jewish Family Service of Metrowest for their partnership in bringing Betsy to our community.

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest Boston


Parenting Older Children in Difficult Times

Thursday, February 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

A gathering for parents of high school and college-age children. We intend for this evening to kick off a cohort that will continue meeting monthly on Zoom.
Please register here for this gathering.

Lunch & Learn for Educators & Engagement Professionals

Friday, February 9 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 

Lunch sponsored by JTI, powered by CJP. Please register here.

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Shabbat Service with talk by Dr. Betsy Stone

Friday, February 9 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Dinner and Conversation: Protecting My Own Mental Health When the World is Going Crazy

Friday, February 9  from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm

This session is for members. Please register here.

Torah Study with Guest Teacher Dr. Betsy Stone

Saturday, February 10 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Havdallah Discussion – Post-traumatic Growth and Separating from Stress

Saturday, February 10 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

This session is open to the community. Please register here.

Resilience and My Child’s Mental Health

Sunday, February 11 from 9:15 am to 11:00 am

This session is for parents and takes place during Hineini. Please register here.