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Understanding Meaning and Purpose in the Jewish Community

Hello and welcome to our dedicated space for discussing and supporting the exploration of meaning and purpose within the Jewish community. Our site features a diverse range of professionals, therapists, and content focused on understanding and cultivating a sense of meaning and purpose through a Jewish community.

Unique Considerations of Meaning and Purpose in the Jewish Community

When individuals within the Jewish community grapple with questions of meaning and purpose, which are often shaped by distinct cultural and religious factors, it represents a specific set of considerations faced by this group. Jewish traditions, values, spiritual beliefs, and community dynamics can all impact the experience and pursuit of meaning and purpose. Often, cultural and religious factors play a role in how these existential questions are perceived and navigated. It can affect emotional well-being, relationships, and participation in community life.

Watch the videos below to gain insights from Jewish meaning and purpose professionals, therapists, and advocates. These resources offer extensive knowledge on exploring meaning and purpose within the Jewish community, providing expert guidance and culturally sensitive approaches.

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Professionals Who Specialize in Life purpose and meaning

Danielle Taylor, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Dating & Relationship Therapist

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🥇 Empowering

Rachel Yaghobian, Ms.Ed

Coach, Ms.Ed, RMMC

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Moses Appel, PhD

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, Ph.D.

OCD & Anxiety Specialist

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Stacey Shapiro, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

As you teach, you learn.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Nahum Spirn

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

The more we accept people as they are (including ourselves!), the freer they are to change. And the harder we try to get rid of emotions and thoughts, the stronger they become.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Yisroel Picker, MSW

Therapist, Master of Social Work, MSW, C-DBT, CCTP

Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstood, and untreated cause of human suffering. – Peter Levine

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Naomi Franklin

Therapist, LCSW-R; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Maimon Miller

Coach

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.'' — Howard Thurman

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💪 Challenging

Michelle Feder, PsyD

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD

For Better Living

  • 💙 Warm
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Menachem Bernfeld, Ms.Ed. CLC

Coach, Ms.Ed. CLC

  • 🔥 Energetic
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🧘 Calm

Avi Friedman

Coach, Productivity Coach

Imperfect action is far greater than perfect inaction. - Harry Truman

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Alla R Shapiro, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Your life is your story. You have the power to continue writing your story, editing the outtakes, and control how each chapter is going to end. Start living the story you want to tell.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic

Reuven Cohen, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Self-love is the only antidote to the chaos of existence. And if you don’t love and care for yourself and your own needs, you will cause unnecessary suffering both for yourself and others. - Dr. JBP

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Aliza Tropper, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” Viktor E. Frankl

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic

Yitzchok Wagshul, Ph.D.

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, Ph.D

Therapy is a work of heart.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener

Naomi Steier

Therapist, MHC, Mental Health Counselor

Together, we can break down barriers, promote understanding, and cultivate a sense of unity and support.

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 👂 Listener

Naomi LeVine, LCMFT

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

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

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Michal Cohen, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf - Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Nina Rapaport, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes ~ Jung

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 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. — Mark Nepo

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Bassy (Batya) Schwartz, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

You are the one you've been waiting for -Richard Schwartz

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🥇 Empowering

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.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🎨 Creative

Rachy Friedlander, Somatic Coach

Coach, Emotions Master Coach/TEB Practitioner

The real flex is how many wounds you can turn into wisdom.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Jodi Engelstein, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, MS

Your goals in therapy will always stand as building blocks for the work we do.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Yonah Fenton, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

You can't go back and start at the beginning, but you can start now and make a new ending.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

“Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.” Jung

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener

Liz Wallenstein, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Turn Your Biggest Problems into Your Biggest Opporutnities

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Hannah Pasternak

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

I work with adolescents and adults of all ages to make tangible progress towards the life you envision for yourself

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Hinda Deitsch, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

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

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Dana Rosenberg, MSEd

Coach, Enneagram Specialist, MSEd

Discover your unique personality-and roadmap to personal growth

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

David Spinka, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

If you don't see improvement after 4 sessions you should absolutely fire me.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Esther Brodt, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Within each of us lies the power to access healing and the possibility of moving towards living with more meaning, contentment and ease

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🌎 Holistic

Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Currently only accepting clients looking for addiction treatment

  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Jen Gottesman

Therapist, Master of Social Work

It's never overreacting to ask for what you want and need -- Amy Poehler

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous

Eric Rosenblum, LMFT

Therapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I work with clients who are seeking to deepen the intimacy in their relationships, feel more connected and confident in themselves, and create meaning in their lives.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🎨 Creative

Eli Goldberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC

We are all just walking each other home - Ram Dass

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Taibke Hyman, LPC

Therapist, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? -Hillel

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 👂 Listener

Chaya Travis

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Serving clients since 2005

  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Heather Feigin

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Simcha Freedman, M.S.Ed.

Coach, Life Coach

Life is a journey; don’t let pain be your driver.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🎨 Creative

Dina Cohen

Therapist, Certified Sex(Porn)Addiction Therapist, CSAT

It was like he took a knife and slashed my soul. Everything I believed about love, relationships, and our future together got twisted up into a frazzled mess that I am still tryig to untangle. -Rob W

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Yael Katz

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

My ultimate goal is to assist you in cultivating personal growth, resilience, and well-being.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🥇 Empowering

Lisa Mustard

Coach, LMFT, Podcast & Entrepreneur Coach

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

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
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 😃 Humorous

Nava Fox

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Solutions Psychotherapy

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🎨 Creative

Simi Schwartz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance. ― Viktor E. Frankl

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💪 Challenging

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

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Rachel Lasarow, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Untangle your mind

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Roxanne Singer

Psychiatric Medication Provider, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, AGPCNP-NC, AGNP-C, CDCES

No matter where your path to wellness may lead, you can trust that I will be there to guide you every step of the way.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm

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.

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Ashley Perl

Coach, Somatic Healing Coach

Empowerment through self-healing

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Esti Glauser, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful." (Author Unknown)

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Rachel Steinhardt, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

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.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💪 Challenging
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

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.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 😃 Humorous

Elliott Blitenthal

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. -Carl Jung

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💪 Challenging

Mendel Toron

Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR Certified

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― Carl Gustav Jung

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Bracha Bard-Wigdor

Therapist, LMSW, Intimacy Coach

Bridal, Birth, Budget Educator

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Mindy Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

We are more awake, alive, and complex than we know.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Rikki Ash

Coach, Master of Science, MS

Suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning -Viktor Frankl

  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 👂 Listener

Chana Eisenstein, CPC

Coach, Certified Professional Coach, CPC

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

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 🙏 Spiritual
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Raina Balsam

Coach, Results Coach

What would you do if you KNEW you would succeed?

  • 🔥 Energetic
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Chaya Danziger

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Meira Fiddle-Levitin, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Work

If you can't see anything great about yourself, get a better mirror.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Chaim Rudolph, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Vanessa Abraham, BSc

Therapist, BSc, PG Dip Psych, Certificate in Supervision

Wherever you go, there you are.

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 👂 Listener

Joey Bukai

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start. – NIDO QUBEIN

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Chaya Bukiet

Therapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light. - Brene Brown

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Tzvi Hilsenrath

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Get active in your own rescue - if you care for yourself at all - and do it while you can." - Marcus Aurelius

  • 💙 Warm
  • 👂 Listener
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🥇 Empowering

Jory Stillman, MA, MCC

Coach, Master Certified Coach, MA, MCC

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor E. Frankl

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Yocheved Jacobsohn, LMHC

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Change is inevitable, growth is optional

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 🤝 Collaborative
  • 💡 Solution-oriented

Sarah Yoffe, Certified Life Coach

Coach, Addiction recovery, Trauma Mind Body and Soul

Learn skills and tools today for a better tomorrow.

  • 🙌 Affirming
  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💭 Open minded
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Danielle Rosenthal

Therapist, Licensed Master of Social Work, LMSW

  • 🥇 Empowering
  • 💙 Warm
  • 😃 Humorous
  • 🤝 Collaborative

Sheefra Blume

Coach, Certified Enlifted Coach; Clinical Herbalist

She believed she could, and so she did.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 💡 Solution-oriented
  • 🙏 Spiritual

Understanding and Supporting Meaning and Purpose within the Jewish Community

The search for meaning and purpose is a universal human experience across various communities, including unique considerations faced within the Jewish community. While the broader philosophical and psychological understandings of meaning and purpose exist, the intricacies of cultural norms, religious practices, and community dynamics within the Jewish community add layers of complexity. Navigating questions of meaning and purpose within the Jewish community can affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds, highlighting the need for awareness and tailored support.

Strategies for Supporting Meaning and Purpose in the Jewish Community

Effective support for Jewish individuals exploring meaning and purpose necessitates approaches that are culturally and religiously attuned. This encompasses therapy that respects religious beliefs and cultural practices, community support networks that provide a sense of belonging and understanding, and accessible resources for spiritual and personal growth. Tailored programs and educational initiatives are developed to address the specific facets of meaning and purpose within the Jewish community. It's crucial to seek professional guidance to navigate these considerations effectively, ensuring a path towards greater fulfillment, well-being, and a sense of purpose. 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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