Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Letting go in order to move on: The therapeutic value of forgiveness

featuring Dr. Itzhak Lander and Roi Tal

Date: Thursday October 8, 2009
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Building: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) in Room 203
Location: Tulane University, Uptown campus
Other Location Information: Stibbs Conference Room on the second floor of the LBC

Drs. Itzhak Lander and Roi Tal, social work professors at Sapir College in Israel which participates in a faculty exchange program with the Tulane University School of Social Work, will talk about forgiveness Thursday night at Tulane. Drs. Lander and Tal will present an hour lecture followed by a 30-minute Q & A and discussion period.

The lecture will focus on the topic of “Letting go in order to move on: The therapeutic value of forgiveness.” Although Israel and New Orleans are thousands of miles apart, the cities share a common bond as both have suffered severe trauma. Sapir College’s campus is less than five miles from the Gaza Strip and is under constant threat of missile attacks while New Orleanians continue to recover from the mental and physical trauma Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the city. The event is free and open to all Tulane students, alumni and the general public. This inaugural lecture has been made possible through the generosity of the Holley Pavy and John Deblois Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana.

A wine and cheese reception will follow in the adjoining room and balcony area beginning at 8:30 p.m. Drs. Lander and Tal will be available for further discussion and conversation at the reception. For more information, visit or call 1-800-631-8234.

Sponsored by: School of Social Work
Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public

For more information contact Joseph Halm via email to or by phone at 504-862-3483


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  2. Well this inaugural lecture will divert everyone's mind from the calamities that have affected their lives and help them think of something else for sometime at-least.

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