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Understanding Body Image in the Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to our dedicated space for discussing and addressing body image within the Jewish community. Our site features a diverse range of professionals, therapists, and content focused on promoting healthy body image and understanding the unique factors that influence self-perception in the Jewish community.

Unique Challenges of Body Image in the Jewish Community

When individuals within the Jewish community face challenges related to body image, they may encounter distinct cultural and societal factors that shape their self-perception. Cultural beauty standards, religious practices, and community expectations are all examples of this. Often, cultural traditions and community dynamics play a role as well. Body image issues can manifest in various ways, just like in the general population, and they can significantly impact people's mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Watch the videos below to gain insights from Jewish professionals, therapists, and advocates. These resources offer extensive knowledge on addressing body image within the Jewish community, providing expert guidance and culturally sensitive techniques.

Professionals Who Specialize in Body image

Danielle Taylor, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Dating & Relationship Therapist

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Moshe Norman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.

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Malka Katzenstein

Coach, Wellness Coach

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Shira Pomrantz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your journey to self-discovery, emotional healing, and inner peace begins here.

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Mattie Chein

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

My journey began with a simple wish: to feel okay. Now, my mission is to help others find not just okay, but true happiness and fulfillment.

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Bracha Kopstick

Dietitian, RD

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Miriam Samuels

Dietitian, RD, MFN

Create healthy habits, not restrictions

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Dania Brener

Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN

Your nutrition goals are my nutrition goals!

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Raquel Betesh, M.S., M.S.

Coach, Dating, Relationship, Intimacy & Life Coach

It is not about making the right or wrong decisions in life, it is about having clarity and being at peace with whatever decision you make.

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Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

β€œWho looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.” Jung

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Temimah Zucker, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Courage does not erase our fears; courage is when we face our fears.

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Michelle Feder, PsyD

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD

For Better Living

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Chana Eisenstein, CPC

Coach, Certified Professional Coach, CPC

The quality of your life is dependent on the quality of your relationships.

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  • πŸ™ Spiritual
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Fay Brezel, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

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Bracha Bard-Wigdor

Therapist, LMSW, Intimacy Coach

Bridal, Birth, Budget Educator

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  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Rachel Toiv, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. - Carl Rogers

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Naomi LeVine, LCMFT

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Being human is a journey filled with both joy and challenges.

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Hinda Deitsch, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Our wounds and our gifts are next-door neighbors. -Dr. Alexandra Solomon

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Elisheva Allon

Dietitian, RD

Nutrition with Intuition

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Michael Hartman, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Those who have a β€˜why’ to live, can bear with almost any β€˜how’. - Viktor Frankl

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Tzippy Farhy, LCPC

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor,LCPC, NCC

Embrace your core and believe in your instrinsic power to change your world.

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Esther Levy, CYT

Coach, Mind Body Coach, CYT

We are not born all at once, but in bits.

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Mollie Spiesman, LCSW

Therapist, LCSW

The hardest part of change is not that you are not capable of it, but is in letting go of what has been comfortable.

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Tara Milhem

Dietitian, RD, CDN

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Tziporah Eisenstein, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

You can free up headspace, understand your life in context, and experiment with new ways of being to create a brighter future.

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Nomi Yehoshua, MS RDN

Dietitian, Registered Dietitian, RDN

You will, if you've got the will!

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Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, PsyD

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Sheefra Blume

Coach, Certified Enlifted Coach; Clinical Herbalist

She believed she could, and so she did.

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Gila Glassberg, RDN

Dietitian, MS, RDN, CDN, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

The more you focus on effort, the more effort you'll put in

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Rena Reiser

Coach, Polyvagal-informed Focusing Trainer

β€œEvery bad feeling is potential energy toward a more right way of being if you give it space to move toward its rightness.” - Eugene Gendlin

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Jennifer Gould, LPC, NCC

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

β€œVulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity." Brene Brown

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Raina Balsam

Coach, Results Coach

What would you do if you KNEW you would succeed?

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Basya Kovacs

Coach, Transformation Coach

Remember to uplift and embrace others

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Danielle Rosenthal

Therapist, Licensed Master of Social Work, LMSW

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  • 🀝 Collaborative

Understanding and Addressing Body Image within the Jewish Community

Body image is a crucial aspect of well-being across various communities, including the Jewish community. While the broader societal understanding of body image exists, the intricacies of cultural norms, religious practices, and dynamics within the Jewish community add layers of complexity. Body image concerns within the Jewish community can affect individuals regardless of age, gender, or background, highlighting the need for awareness and targeted interventions.

Strategies for Addressing Body Image in the Jewish Community

Effective support and treatment for Jewish individuals struggling with body image necessitate approaches that are culturally and religiously attuned. This encompasses counseling that respects religious beliefs and cultural practices, community support networks that promote self-acceptance and body positivity, and accessible resources for developing a healthy relationship with one's body. Tailored interventions and education programs are developed to address the specific facets of body image within the Jewish community. It's crucial to seek professional guidance to navigate these challenges effectively, ensuring a path towards self-love and body acceptance. It's important to note that our professionals are experts in their fields, bringing both specialized knowledge and a deep understanding of cultural nuances to their work

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