with his Wife
This site is for therapists with little or no familiarity in working with Orthodox Jewish clients.
Clients enter therapy desperate to be understood, respected, and appreciated; increasing cultural and religious knowledge will enable therapists to provide more empathic attunement.
Please utilize this site as a resource for cultural and clinical insights.
Orthodox Jews Keep:
click on the words below to learn more
Greenberg, B., (1983). How to run a traditional Jewish household. New York: Simon and Schuster
Modern Ultra-Orthodox or Yeshivish Chasidic
is an umbrella term
that has many subgroups. Three main ones:
For more comprehensive information click on
Orthodox Jews in Pictures
Immigration & Trauma
People often immigrate to the United States from countries in which they are persecuted, searching for freedom, justice, and peace.
Holocaust survivors, asylum seekers, and other migrants may experience historical and multi-generational traumas. Leaving behind their country and loved ones will often have clinical implications in treatment. The video below highlights traumas of immigration.
Produced by Gila Cohen Davidovsky
More information can be found at Jews Around the Globe
American Jewish Population Project - Brandeis University
More than 10% of adult Jews in the United States identify as people of color.
The intersectionality of being a 'person of color' and a Jew, requires the therapist to be sensitive to the multicultural identities of their clients.