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Sunday, December 8 • 11:45am - 12:40pm
Mirror Image: Eating Disorders in the Orthodox Community

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This panel will discuss how to nurture the development of a healthy body image and healthy eating in ourselves and in our children.  Parents will be encouraged to consider how struggles with their own bodies may influence their sons’ and daughters’ body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Problematic messages in the culture at large and in the Jewish community in particular will be discussed. Data from Israel will also be presented.  


Dr. Esther Altmann

Esther Altmann, Ph.D. is the Director of Pastoral Education at Yeshivat Maharat, the Orthodox program that ordains women as clergy, and is a clinical psychologist in private practice. Formerly on the teaching faculty of NYU, Adelphi University, Drisha, and YCT Rabbinical School, she has also been a supervising psychologist at several NYC hospitals. Dr. Altmann has served as an eating disorders consultant to Jewish Institutions and helped... Read More →
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Professor Yael Latzer

Professor Yael Latzer holds a BA and MA in Clinical Social Work from Haifa University, and a Doctorate of Medical Science degree (DSc) from Medical School, Technion. Haifa.  Professor Latzer’s main areas of research are the relationship between eating and sleeping disorders, identifying at-risk groups and prevention of eating disorders among Israeli Adolescents sub groups, eating disorders and family issues, and treatment... Read More →
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Dr. Sarah R. Roer

Sarah R. Roer is a Psychologist with a PhD in Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) from Yeshiva University's Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology. Her area of focus, both in research and clinically, is in the field of eating disorders. Her previous clinical experiences include work at The Renfrew Center of New York, St Luke's Obesity Research Clinic in New York, and Hadassah Ein Kerem in Jerusalem. Sarah's area of research has focused on... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2013 11:45am - 12:40pm

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