On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Yavneh invites you join
Scholar-In-Residence Rabbinic Pastor David Daniel Klipper
Inaugurating Yavneh’s “Jewish Path of Healing” Sessions:
“Spiritual and Emotional Bypassing” & “Bikkur Cholim, Visiting the Sick”
10:30 am: Saturday Morning Minyan and Torah Service, co-led by Rabbi Raachel Jurovics and Rabbinic Pastor David Daniel Klipper
Some believe that faith in God and appropriate prayer can solve all of one’s spiritual and emotional problems and that psychology or psychotherapy diverts the person’s attention away from God. Others believe that such problems need to be solved in a psychological context and see spirituality as an avoidance of the person’s working on his or her own deep issues. Is either group right, and to what degree? We will examine the concepts of spiritual bypassing and emotional bypassing, seeking clarity as to what they are and when we practice them, with the hope that we will learn to work on our problems in the appropriate domain, and not avoid them by focusing on an inappropriate domain.
12:30 pm: Kiddush Lunch
Catered lunch sponsored by community members. Enjoy a meal and informal discussion.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Bikkur Cholim, Visiting the Sick: Workshop led by Rabbinic Pastor David Daniel Klipper
The Talmud tells us that one who visits the sick takes away 1/60 of that person’s illness. Based on years of experience as a chaplain and trainer of chaplains, David Daniel will present, and we will practice, the essential skills of being a healing presence to people with illness. We will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to really be present for others and how to listen in such a way that the other person feels heard, understood, accepted and affirmed.
Rabbinic Pastor David Daniel Klipper received ordination from the ALEPH Ordination Program (AOP) as a Rabbinic Pastor and Mashpia Ruchani (Spiritual Director), and was also trained by the Morei Derekh Jewish Spiritual Direction Program. Recently retired as a CPE Supervisor at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT, he now serves as Pastoral Education Coordinator for the AOP, providing a practicum experience in pastoral care for AOP students who are unable to take CPE. Additionally, RP David Daniel serves as a training Supervisor for the HASHPA'AH Ordination Program (Spiritual Direction) and as a co-teacher for the Pastoral Counseling course required of all AOP students. Married since 1981, he has two grown sons.