Congregation B'nai Israel

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Mental Health Awareness Shabbat Dinner with Dr. Jennifer Doran, PhD

A Shabbat evening with Dr. Jennifer Doran, PhD

Mental Health and You: Depression and Anxiety

Friday, April 28, 2023

6-7 p.m. Shabbat Service with remarks by Dr. Doran

7-8 p.m. Congregational Dinner ($20 per person)* 

8-9 p.m. Post-dinner presentation and Q & A with Dr. Doran

Friday, April 28th is Mental Health Awareness Shabbat at our congregation featuring B’nai Israel member and mental health professional Jennifer Doran, PhD. during Shabbat services and at a discussion after dinner. Dr. Doran will present information on the importance of mental health awareness with a focus on depression and anxiety.

Dr. Doran is the current president of the CT Psychological Association (CPA) and co-chair of the CPA’s Public Education Committee.  Dr, Doran is an Associate Director for Mental Health at the VA of CT TelehealthHub.  She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Psychiatry Department of the Yale School of Medicine,  Dr. Doran earned her doctorate degree from the New School for Social Research in NYC.

Dr. Doran is actively involved and very passionate about public education, improving mental health access and quality of care and supporting social justice and diversity initiatives.  She is regularly featured in the media, including CT Public Radio and NBC Connecticut.  The B’nai Israel Mental Health Group looks forward to sharing a Mental Health Shabbat with you and your family and friends.

*Sign up for the Dinner online in your Shulcloud account using this link or RSVP to Susie Hallman at