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Category: Religion & Spirituality

Cheryl Giles – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Cheryl Giles – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

What does it mean to be Black and Buddhist in our today’s world? Cheryl Giles, licensed clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer on Pastoral Care and Counseling at Harvard Divinity School knows first hand. She’s one of the editors of and contributors to “Black & Buddhist – What Buddhism Can Teach…
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Anne and Her Shadows

Anne and Her Shadows

I have kept her photograph, which I purchased twenty-five years ago on my first trip to the Anne Frank House. I embarked on the narrow climb to the hiding place and later, the descent, and imagined all that had occurred in between.  I was attuned to the voices of visitors…
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Aizzah Fatima, Actress, Playwright, Producer

Aizzah Fatima, Actress, Playwright, Producer

Born and raised in Mississippi, Aizzah Fatima is a New York City based actress/writer/producer/playwright. A graduate of the the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Aizzah's one-woman play, "Dirty Paki Lingerie" explores what it means to be Muslim and Pakistani-American in today's world. It's been performed all over: New York City, London, Toronto, Pakistan, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Lots to talk about with this very funny, tell it like it is, creative woman.
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Paula Eiselt, Filmmaker

Paula Eiselt, Filmmaker

You're about to meet and get to know another female filmmaker. Paula Eiselt's work has been supported by the Independent Television Service, the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the New York State Council on the Arts. The recently released "93Queen" marks Paula's feature directorial debut. It tells the story of a group of Hasidic women as they overlook and overcome massive obstacles to form the first all-female ambulance corps in New York City. Their goal is to provide dignified, emergency medical services to the women and girls in this very religious community. "93Queen" won the inaugural first look Pitch Prize at the 2017 Hot Docs Forum.
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Cantor Ellen Tilem

Cantor Ellen Tilem

Ellen Tilem knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a Cantor. In Jewish tradition the Cantor is a musician trained in the vocal arts, who along with the Rabbi, leads the congregation in prayer. But there's so much more for Cantor Tilem. She's been a member of the clergy at Temple Emeth, a reform congregation in Teaneck, New Jersey since 1994 following her Ordination from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - School of Sacred Music. She officiates at weddings, funerals and baby namings. And, as an experienced Pastoral Counselor she connects with congregants who are struggling with life's challenges: grief, spirituality, illness, divorce. Join us as Cantor Tile shares her personal and professional stories.
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