We all know the phrase you are what you eat but we usually just think of the physical effects of food on our health. Food influences our mental, spiritual and physical well-being, and the societies in which we live.
Join us and learn how food choices and food preparation affect our emotions, integrity and health and the ethical impact on animals and the environment. Workshop includes a discussion and vegan food preparation. Come learn and taste with us.
Saturday, September 21, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Free event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2k5c3QM.
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will host the program, Medical Globetrotters & Persevering Women presented by Dr. Andrew Zalewski, at B’nai Israel Congregation (6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD) on Sunday, September22, 2019. Activities begin at 1:00 PM including consultations with our genealogy “mavens” followed by the program beginning at 1:30 PM.
Surprising details about Jewish medical globetrotters will be brought to light through newly uncovered records. In the early period, when other European medical schools barred Jewish men, aspiring physicians from Galicia, Lithuania, and elsewhere ventured to Padua University to study medicine. From the end of the 18th century onwards, Jews from Galicia attended universities in the Habsburg Empire. Jewish medics influenced Galician life far beyond their profession, serving as mediators between their communities and non-Jewish neighbors, advocating religious and civic reforms, and publishing material that challenged stereotypes. At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish women were at the forefront of a newly won access to university education. The presentation will be illustrated by unique archival documents and old maps acquired by Gesher Galicia. You don’t have to have medical practitioners among your ancestors to find this topic of interest, and helpful in your family research.
Dr. Andrew Zalewski is a former professor of medicine at Jefferson University, Philadelphia. He is a board member of Gesher Galicia and past editor of its research journal, The Galitzianer. Dr. Zalewski is a frequent speaker at meetings of Jewish genealogical societies and cultural and academic institutions, and has authored two books on Austrian Galicia: Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family and Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots.
JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may attend open events, but not those that are members-only, for a fee of $5 which will be applied toward JGSGW membership if the guest joins at the same event. Attendees who require personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring an assistant at no charge.
The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people discover, document and share their family history.
Ask Dr. Terri Wright, Meyer Foundation Vice President for Program and Community, what two things good citizens must do, and she’ll say” Vote and Be Counted.” To let residents know how important it is for them to be counted, she is advocating that the Census Complete Count Committees issue stickers: “I was counted.” Dr. Wright’s certainty that every head must be counted comes from her work in the DC metropolitan region where she has seen how federal funds allocated based on the census can help support crucial local programs, guide business decisions as to locations and services, and determine how legislative district lines are drawn. Dr. Wright will tell us how Census data are used in our region on September 23, 2019 at 6:45pm at the Rockville Public Library. Joining her is Mr. Shawn Ellis from the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships. As Coordinator of the County’s Complete Count Committee, he will tell us how we’re going to get a complete count. Shawn, a native of MoCo, is working with the Regional Services Centers, business groups, and non-profits to ensure everyone knows about and participates in Census 2020.
Join Walter Reed National Military Medical Center physicians to learn about different modalities of pain treatment. Dr. Christopher Spevak, MAJ Sherrell Lam, and LTC Mae Miranda will discuss the evolution of pain treatment from a biomedical model to a biopsychosocial model and the shift away from opioids. They’ll also explore behavioral treatment of comorbidities including PTSD, anxiety and depression, as well as physical modalities of treatment. This even is free and open to the public! For more information call (301) 319-3303 or visit us at https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=media.events.2019.scicafe_sep2019
The Constitution is the most significant document in America. But do you fully understand what this valuable document means to you? Join us as legal expert and educator Kimberly Wehle spells out what is in the Constitution, what it means, and the protections guaranteed by the Constitution.
Sister Jenna, Director of the Meditation Museums and Host of the America Meditating Radio Show will interview Kim and invite questions from the audience. A book signing will follow the talk.
Kim Wehle is an author, lawyer, media commentator, and tenured Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. She was an Associate Independent Counsel in the Whitewater Investigation under Kenneth Starr and an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. She has been teaching and writing about separation of powers doctrine in academic journals for over 10 years. Currently, she is a legal analyst for CBS News and the BBC. Kim has practiced law – in addition to teaching – for over 25 years, including in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Free event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at: www.MeditationMuseum.org/Meditation-Events
Join us for our latest trend report: The Experience Economy + Multifamily. Streetsense Managing Principal Eric Burka and Director of Trends + Consumer Forecasting Jamie Sabat will dive into how our experience-driven economy has evolved the multifamily sector — from emerging amenities to the reinvention of public space. We’ll be serving coffee and a light breakfast.
The American Herbalists Guild is thrilled to present From Plants to People: The Art and Science of Clinical Herbalism. This year’s theme brings herbal practice from the intellectualism of plant life to the beauty of customizing that inherent wisdom to the individual. While in the urban setting of Maryland, come prepared to learn from a variety of speakers and share your own experiences as we contribute to the collective body of herbal knowledge.
The Symposium consistently hosts outstanding keynote presenters to inspire our vision of herbalism. Join us in welcoming Dr. Christopher Hobbs for his keynote address: The Evolution of Herbal Medicines in the Modern Clinical Setting.
Africans have the oldest plant medicine and healing art practices recorded in the written word and predominantly passed down through oral traditions generation to generation. Today, many descendants from Africa living in the diaspora have preserved knowledge and healing wisdom that has contributed to Western Herbalism and mainstream medicine alike. Similar to the mainlands of Africa, these herbal traditions have been transferred through oral traditions and reserved within family lineages. It is of great importance and sternly stressed that plant medicines are delivered with art and science in mind. These components of life within plant medicine cannot be divided. Moreover, plant medicine and healing arts are hardly separated. They are a married dynamic optimizing greater outcomes of spiritual and physical health. This discussion seeks to impart multiple plant medicines commonly used in the Caribbean via West and East African traditions and to fully discuss, define and emphasize some of the important aspects of art and science from an African perspective. We touch on the importance of storytelling, mindset around preparations, spirituality and how quantum science can create dialogue and forum to explain spiritual experiences.
Taught by Vilde Chaya Fenster-Ehrlich and Larken Bunce
Many of us work with plant medicines to carry on the anti-oppressive, community-based, anti-authoritarian traditions of centuries of herbalists — a kind of medicine we need all the more today. Herbal care is especially sought in many trans and non-binary communities to get away from the hostile and disempowering treatment often experienced in the medical world, and to feel a greater sense of autonomy in a society that tries to shame, dominate and do violence to trans and non-binary people. Maybe you want to know what you can do to make your herbal practice a welcoming place for trans clients. Maybe you’ve gotten feedback that your classes or articles are harming your trans students and want to make changes to make your program more accessible. Or maybe you’re trans or non-binary and looking for solid information about using herbal medicines in gender-affirming ways, including in combination with hormone therapies. In this intensive we address how to responsibly navigate drug-herb interactions, pre- and post-operative surgical care, and herbal supports for medical and non-medical gender-affirming practices. This intensive is a step to address all these needs in our herbal community!
This intensive will help spread information that will support us in offering high quality and empowering care and connection to the trans clients and communities in our lives. The material shared comes out of the collective knowledge, expression and experimentation of many trans folks over many years, as well as the plants, institutional medical research, the always helpful guiding star of sass, and just a touch of arcane herbal lore! The workshop will be practical, accessible, and, largely, fun.
Topics to be covered:
• Hormone replacement therapies (HRT), the ways they work, risks and side effects, and how herbs can be supportive.
• Responsibly navigating drug-herb interactions: understanding the ways drugs and herbs interact, and the particulars of supporting clients doing HRT without affecting their pharmaceutical regimen.
• Pre- and post-operative surgical care for a variety of top and bottom surgeries.
• Herbal supports for medical and non-medical gender-affirming practices.
• The state of the clinical research relevant to trans health, including herbal research
• Playing with gender and herbs: reflecting on the stories we have connecting gender, plants, bodies and medicines, and how these can be retold, used or subverted for survival, radical change and pleasure.
• Gender-aware and gender-expansive logistics: practical approaches to welcome and serve trans and non-binary community for people who run herbal practices, teach, write, make products and build worlds.
• Some political real talk about trans panic and vilification and the messages that support and weaponize the gender binary.
• Time for your questions!