Congregation B'nai Israel

2710 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 | (203) 336-1858 | |

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Mental Health Awareness Shabbat

April 28, 2023 - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The B’nai Mental Health Group invites you to Mental Health Awareness Shabbat.

A Shabbat evening with Dr. Jennifer Doran, PhD – Mental Health and You: Depression and Anxiety 

Friday, April 28  

6-7 pm Shabbat Service with remarks by Dr. Doran

7-8 pm Congregational Dinner

8-9 pm Post-dinner presentation and Q & A  with Dr, Doran

Dinner is $20 per person.  RSVP to Susie Hallman


Friday, April 28 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.  Please RSVP by logging into your ShulCloud Account and clicking on Events, or email Susie Hallman at

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