On Saturday, October 23, 2021 the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center is presenting the 6th Annual Tapestry: A Community Celebration of Jewish Learning.

I am excited to be part of the speaker line-up, presenting my session:  

From Joseph to Freud: The Meaning of Dreams in Ancient and Modern Times 

Tapestry brings together hundreds of people from diverse ages and backgrounds, learning styles, and interests for a weekend of learning and inspiration. This year Tapestry will have both an on-site and virtual program, welcoming a selection of speakers from our own San Diego community and beyond.








Join my class at B.E.I.T Adult Learning on October 28, November 4, 11, 2021


Pearls of Wisdom from the Notebooks of a Wise King


In this class we will study insights from the Jewish Bible that according to tradition were written by King Solomon. We will read text from Song of Song, Proverb, and Ecclesiastes and will discuss the meaning of these ancient texts for "living a good life" in the 21st century. 







Join my class at UCSD - Extension on November 6 or 11, 2021 


The Therapeutic Powers of Play



This class explores the many elements of play, across the developmental stages from early toddlerhood through latency. The class is designed for mental health professionals who have solid background in theories of development, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.








Join my class at UCSD - Extension on February 5 or 12, 2022


The History of Play Therapy 


We will focus on the evolution of the field of play therapy, from its origins in the early works of main figures in the psychoanalytic movement, including Hermine Hug-Hellmuth, Anna Freud, Melanie Klein, and D.W. Winnicott through the contributions of scholars from other orientations, including David Levy, Virginia Axline, Clark Moustakas, and others. We will try to understand the evolution of the modern practice of play therapy, chief controversies (such as directive vs. non-directive approaches) and the recent developments in the field associated with rapid changes in technology and social structure.







Join my Mandelbaum Family lecture at Coronado Library on March 16, 2022


Topic: TBA 



The Mandelbaum Family Lecture Series in Coronado Library is free and sponsored by Coronado Friends of CJC and the Jewish Federation of San Diego County.  

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