Regional Program This March – Women’s League for Conservative Judaism

Posted on January 22, 2014 By

In a time often filled with world uncertainty and inner turmoil, many are seeking to find some inner peace. Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Garden State Region, the largest synagogue-based organization in the world, is focusing on finding inner peace at its annual regional spring program, Sunday, March 30, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Congregation Ahavat Olam, 106 Windeler Road, Howell, N.J. 07731. The program co-chairs are Nancy Mayrowetz, Lakewood, and Arlene Stein, Jackson.

Dr. Alison Block, the keynote speaker, will present “Anxiety: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It.” Workshops include “Age Wisely,” practical and affordable options for taking care of you and your elderly loved ones; “Eat to a Better Health,” foods that promote physical and mental health, support a strong immune system, and prevent disease; DEstress with Yoga, a routine to help relax and renew; and Knitting, a Great Tool for Your Health, a way to induce relaxation and lower heart rate. Instruction is geared for new knitters, but all knitters and crocheters are welcome.

The prepaid registration fee, including a continental breakfast, several workshops, and a luncheon is $30.00. Payment is due by March 15, 2014. The cost for walk-ins is $36.00. Mail checks payable to Garden State Region-WLCJ to Carla Vogel, treasurer, 520 Lotus Road, Ridgewood, N.J. 07450. For more information call 201-341-3065 or

About Women’s League for Conservative Judaism: Women’s League (WL) for Conservative Judaism, the largest synagogue-based organization in the world with more than 100,000 members in the United States, Canada and Israel, is dedicated to the perpetuation of traditional Judaism in the home, synagogue and community. WL is associated with the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York; the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, Los Angeles, and the Schechter Institute, Jerusalem.

About Dr. Alison Block
Alison P. Block, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and the Director of the Health Psychology Center, Little Silver, N.J., works closely with other professionals including physicians, learning disabilities specialists, nutritionists and education professionals in order to provide patients with comprehensive care and meet their individual needs. She is the director of the psychosocial curriculum for the Department of Medicine at Monmouth Medical Center, an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System. She is responsible for training medical residents about the psychological effects of chronic and acute illness, how to understand mental illness, break bad news, deal with death and dying, and how to deal empathically with their patients. She is also a clinical instructor in Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.