Masquerade 2015 Bulletin

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Mental Health Awareness

Touro Synagogue seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues and offer guidance and support to members and their families coping with mental health issues, addiction, recovery or the challenges faced by caregivers. Our community rejects the stigma society places on mental illness and addiction and encourages those suffering in silence -- whether personally or as a caregiver -- to know that you are not alone.
Touro is here with you. Many in our congregation know your personal pain.
Rabbi Berk, Cantor Mintz and our congregational leaders are dedicated to helping those suffering with mental illness, depression, anxiety, bipolar conditions, substance or alcohol addiction, postpartum depression or any other mental health issue get the pastoral care and medical attention they deserve.All conversations will be completely confidential.
Please contact Rabbi Berk or Cantor Mintz at 504-895-4843 or by email at to set up an appointment or to get in touch with qualified health care providers.
Also, you may find help and support from the following services and programs:
Jewish Family Service of New Orleans
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Alcoholics Anonymous
Metropolitan Crisis Response Team
Via Link 211 - Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK or dial 2-1-1 for Louisiana Crisis helpline

December 2014 Bulletin

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Welcome to Touro Synagogue

Touro Synagogue's mission stems from its traditional roots, but blends well with our mainstream Reform Jewish Philosophy which supports our emphasis on the love of Jewish living, a commitment to social justice, to Klal Yisrael and to Jewish practice founded in knowledge.

Our historic congregation was founded in 1828, the present-day Touro is an amalgam of two earlier congregations, one founded by German Jewish settlers, the other a Spanish-Portuguese synagogue whose families were largely of Sephardic background and who arrived from South America and the Caribbean. Learn more

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