Sunday, January 29, 2017
2:30 - 5:00 PM 

Simultaneous workshops for adults & children: 

Adults: $20/Adult Pre-registration | $25 at the door 
Children:  $10/Child Pre-Registration | $15 at The Door
All proceeds help to sponsor Jewish education

Featuring local professionals & providing real answers

Schedule of event:
2:30 Registration, Parenting Resource Tables and refreshments
3:00 Workshop 1 (choices below)
3:45 A Healthy You - Power Foods Make and Take by Jill Sherman-Marx 
4:15 Workshop 2 (choices below)

Parenting Resource tables:

  1. Dr. Eric Mintz- Synergy chiropractic for helping children succeed naturally
  2. Elyse Gilbert- Multi sensory remediation and ADHD coach
  3. Elli Altman- Vision Specialists of MI-How to diagnose vision misalignment in children that effects their learning. 
  4. Joel Cheney-Lindamoodbell- learning how imagery is a critical link to reading and comprehension skills
  5. Jacob Levy-Modified Musication- using music as a tool for memory retrieval, recall & behavior management for students with special needs

Workshop 1 (3:00-3:45) 

Ellen Yashinsky Chute, LMSW, ACSW, is the Chief Clinical Officer at Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit. She oversees the departments of mental health and substance abuse counseling, adoption, mentoring, outpatient psychiatric services, and school social work services. Ellen is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, and the director of JCADA, a community coalition against domestic abuse. Ellen and her husband, Paul Chute are the He Said, She Said Relationship Experts and appear regularly in local media in that capacity. 


Dr. Eric Mintz of Synergy chiropractic provides chiropractic and neurofeedback services in West Bloomfield, MI. Specialties include ADHD, Insomnia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety Disorders, Neck & Back Pain, Stress Management, Fibromyalgia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Memory Loss, Chronic Pain, Chronic Depression, and related services. He is nationally board certified and is the only chiropractor in Oakland County offering BrainCore Neurfeedback. 

One of the greatest joys of chiropractic for Dr. Eric is watching a child who comes into the office struggling with a particular health issues, regain their health and ability to heal, function, without the use of medication, antibiotics or surgery. He also serves as a public speaker and pediatric educator.

Dr. Eric maintains a private practice in West Bloomfield focusing on children and teens with ADHD, SPD, Autism, Sleep Issues and other Neurological Challenges. He has a passion for helping children and families live the happiest, healthiest life possible.

3. Drew W. Yanke: Building Resilience and Emotional/Social Awareness in Your Children 

Drew W. Yanke, M.A., LLP, is a psychotherapist and Adjunct Professor at Wayne State University-Psychology


 Workshop 2 (4:15-5:00)

Dr. Natasha Kendal, Phd is a licensed marriage and family therapist in West Bloomfield, MI. She specializes in intensive home based family therapy and parent coach. She teaches effective techniques and strategies to parent as well as reconnect as spouses and co-parents. 

In addition to working personally with dozens of families, Dr. Kendal has assembled an extensive referral network of dedicated and experienced professionals. Her team consists of pediatricians and psychiatrists, therapists and coaches, psychologists and tutors, attorneys and advocates, teachers and school administrators. 

Rabbi Yarden Blumstein is the head of Teen Engagement at Friendship Circle where he oversees the teen volunteer corps as well as the Umatter campaign. Rabbi Yarden is also involved with multiple other teen initiatives in the community, including Cteen, a project of The Shul.


Simultaneous Children's Talent Workshop with Cirque Amongus

Children will be presenting their circus show to the parents at 5:00 

~ Cirque Amongus Talent Workshop for Children Ages 4-12
~ Learn, Rehearse, Perform
~ Inspires talent, cooperation and perseverance



Event Chairs:
Ioana Ben-Ezra, Amelia Goldman, Elana Lofman, Masha Rapoport, Alexis Sack, Lesley Zwick