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Understanding Insomnia in the Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to our dedicated space for discussing and supporting those experiencing insomnia within the Jewish community. Our site features a diverse range of professionals, therapists, and content focused on understanding and addressing insomnia in the Jewish community.

Unique Challenges of Insomnia in the Jewish Community

When individuals within the Jewish community struggle with insomnia, which is often shaped by distinct cultural and religious factors, it represents a specific set of challenges faced by this group. Stigma, traditional attitudes toward rest, cultural expectations, and religious practices can all impact the experience of insomnia in the Jewish community. Often, cultural and religious factors play a role in how sleep issues are perceived and managed. Insomnia can affect physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, and participation in community life.

Watch the videos below to gain insights from Jewish sleep professionals, therapists, and advocates. These resources offer extensive knowledge on supporting those facing insomnia within the Jewish community, providing expert guidance and culturally sensitive approaches.

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Professionals Who Specialize in Insomnia & sleep issues

Doron Lazarus, CSSC

Coach, Certified Sleep Science Coach, CSSC

Sleep is one of the necessary blessings in life allowing a person to refresh their body and spirit. - Rabbi Berel Wein

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Sarit Shaer

Coach, Healer & Life Coach

No one will ever love you more than you love yourself.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Mattie Chein

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • 🎨 Creative

Simona Noaghiul Yland

Therapist, MD, MPH, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Fully mindful of each moment. ... "You cannot add more minutes to a day, but you can utilize each one to the fullest

Avi Benmordechai, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Eli Goldberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC

We are all just walking each other home - Ram Dass

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Rocheli Sternheim, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but you’ve actually been planted.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Brooke Greenwald

Coach, Certified Hypnosis Practitioner

The impossible is the possible that didn't happen yet

  • πŸ”₯ Energetic
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Avrohom Leffler

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Working with people has always been my passion!

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Gavriel Pliver, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Medication Provider, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP

Before you open your mouth, Ask yourself: β€˜What is the thing I’m about to say going to feel like to the person I’m speaking to? ― Terrence Real

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering

Mollie Candib

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.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Marv Zauderer

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

It is the song from within that keeps the pain of living from snuffing our lives. It is the song from within ignited, again, and again, that keeps the world going. β€” Mark Nepo

  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Understanding and Supporting Insomnia within the Jewish Community

Insomnia is a common sleep disorder across various communities, including unique considerations faced within the Jewish community. While the broader medical understanding of insomnia exists, the intricacies of cultural norms, religious practices, and community dynamics within the Jewish community add layers of complexity. Navigating insomnia within the Jewish community can affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds, highlighting the need for awareness and tailored support.

Strategies for Supporting Insomnia in the Jewish Community

Effective support for Jewish individuals experiencing insomnia necessitates approaches that are culturally and religiously attuned. This encompasses medical care that respects religious beliefs and cultural practices, community support networks that provide a sense of belonging and understanding, and accessible resources for sleep therapy and lifestyle interventions. Tailored educational initiatives and counseling services are developed to address the specific facets of insomnia within the Jewish community. It's crucial to seek professional guidance to navigate these challenges effectively, ensuring improved sleep quality, daytime functioning, and overall well-being. 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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