Eden’s impactful programming is now also serving the Los Angeles community through the Eden-LA Prevention and Intervention Training for Rebbetzins and Mikveh Attendants.
Mikveh attendants and other female community leaders are gaining knowledge about women’s health and well-being, learning intervention and referral skills, and being guided in how to help those in crisis through Eden’s 12-week course. Local organizations and services are presenting material on topics include domestic abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, postpartum depression, infertility, sensitive communication, breast cancer, menopause and more. Each professional presentation is followed by group work led by the course facilitator that includes dialogue, self-exploration, role-plays and discussion. This interactive format is intended to build knowledge, skills and practical tools that will enable women to intervene and refer women to professionals, as well as familiarizing them with local organizations and services to whom they can refer.
Almost 60 women from the Valley, North Beverly Hills, Pico-Robertson and the Fairfax-La Brea communities are currently participating.
An all-star team of facilitators and lecturers, along with Eden’s guidance and expertise, make it an incredible opportunity.
Group facilitators: Debbie Fox, Jill Kapenstein, Shirley Lebovics, Batya Nourparvar, Raizel Rubin, Chaya Sauer, Sima Semmel, and Debbie Summers
Among the Haskamot: Rabbi Bess, Rabbi Muskin, Rabbi Revach, Rabbi Schusterman, Rabbi Topp, Rabbi Union, and Rabbi Zargari
“I really loved all the presentations and the group process where we discussed how we would implement these ideas in our work and how the issues arise with regards to the mikveh. I especially appreciated the role playing and seeing the techniques in action, which was so helpful and important. There’s also a sense of validation that I’ve been doing things properly for the last 30 years!”- Mikveh Attendant, Los Angeles