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Understanding Obesity in the Jewish Community

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

Unique Challenges of Obesity in the Jewish Community

When individuals within the Jewish community struggle with obesity, which is often shaped by distinct cultural and religious factors, it represents a specific set of challenges faced by this group. Stigma, attitudes toward weight and body image, cultural expectations around food, and religious practices can all impact the experience and management of obesity in the Jewish community. Often, cultural and religious factors play a role in how obesity is perceived and approached. It can affect physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, and participation in community life.

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

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Professionals Who Specialize in Obesity

Elisheva Allon

Dietitian, RD

Nutrition with Intuition

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Rebecca Herman, RDN CDN

Dietitian, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

A Little Progress Each Day Adds Up To Big Results

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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.

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Dania Brener

Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN

Your nutrition goals are my nutrition goals!

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Brooke Greenwald

Coach, Certified Hypnosis Practitioner

The impossible is the possible that didn't happen yet

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Michelle Halle, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

People raised on love see things differently than people raised on survival

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Esther (Ellen) Gendelman

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC

Yaffi Lvova

Dietitian, RDN

More Confidence, Less Mom-Guilt

Laura Shammah

Dietitian, MS,RDN

Eat everything in moderation. The number on the scale does not dictate a person’s value or

Jessie Brownstien, RDN

Dietitian, MS, MEd, RD, RDN

I believe in a caring and evidence-based approach to nutrition counseling

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Raina Balsam

Coach, Results Coach

What would you do if you KNEW you would succeed?

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Nomi Yehoshua, MS RDN

Dietitian, Registered Dietitian, RDN

You will, if you've got the will!

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Understanding and Supporting Obesity within the Jewish Community

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

Strategies for Supporting Obesity in the Jewish Community

Effective support for Jewish individuals experiencing obesity 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 nutrition education, physical activity, and lifestyle interventions. Tailored programs and educational initiatives are developed to address the specific facets of obesity within the Jewish community. It's crucial to seek professional guidance to navigate these challenges effectively, ensuring improved physical and emotional well-being, and overall quality of life. 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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