Interfaith Reflections on COVID-19 – Emerging Together with Hope and Strength

Event details

  • Sunday | April 11, 2021
  • 7:00 pm

Women of Keneseth Israel Invite You to a Zoom Interfaith Program on Sunday,  April 11th at 7-8:30 PM

Interfaith Reflections on COVID-19 – Emerging Together with Hope and Strength!

RSVP Here by April 9th or Stream Program Here!

We will begin with a Memorial Tribute to those lost to the virus. Join us as Clergy, a Community Leader, and Medical Professionals reflect on what we’ve learned from COVID 19 and how we may emerge stronger together.

Questions? Contact: Paulette Sterman-Soroko or Susan Fried

Click here for important Covid-19 Resources.

List of Panelists:

1. Sheikh Aziz Nathoo, Muslim Interfaith and Peace teacher and preacher, Click here for Bio.
2. Reverend Jacqueline Pinkney, LaMott AME Church, Cheltenham, Click here for Bio.
3. Pastor Ashley Rossi, Carmel Presbyterian Church, Glenside: Ashley Rossi is teaching elder in the PCUSA, serving as the Associate Pastor of Carmel Presbyterian Church in Glenside. She graduated with a B.S. in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University in 2002, and worked as a CPA and financial analyst for 8 years prior to entering the seminary. She holds a Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (2012) as well as a graduate certificate in Church Planting from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (2020). Her passions include social justice issues, building community, and re-imagining church in the 21st century. She currently serves as the Moderator of the Philadelphia Presbytery. Ashley lives with her husband, three children, and two dogs in Glenside.
Community leader:
1. Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Chair Montgomery County Commissioners, Click here for Bio.
Medical Panel: {1-2 Thomas Jefferson University Hospital}
1. Dr. Kamran Athar: Kamran Athar was born in Islamabad, Pakistan and was raised in the same city. He graduated from medical school in 1998 and subsequently decided to come to the US for further postgraduate training. Dr. Athar completed a residency in Internal medicine followed by a fellowship in Critical care Medicine at the University of medicine and dentistry in NJ (UMDNJ), now Cooper Medical School at Rowan University.  He subsequently completed a 2 year fellowship in Neurocritical Care at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2012, Dr. Athar has been Assistant Professor and staff Neurointensivist in the Division of Neurotrauma and Critical Care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He currently resides in Queen Village, Philadelphia with his wife and 2 daughters.
2. Dr. Aliza Rabinowitz: Aliza Rabinowitz practices General Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Center City in an office setting, where she takes care of a variety of patients, including those with complex and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Rabinowitz completed her Internal Medicine training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rabinowitz is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and serves as the Associate Division Director of the Division of Internal Medicine.  As the Associate Division Director, Dr. Rabinowitz focuses on practice operations within Jefferson’s Internal Medicine practices. She works to develop and maintain team-based workflows that allow the Division to provide high quality, accessible, and efficient care.
3. Rachel Schwartz, Telemetry/float RN at Jeanes Hospital: Rachel has worked with COVID patients at the beginning of the pandemic and currently. She is passionate about infection protection and helping my community with COVID and other issues. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, photography, and puzzles.
4. Dr. Inna Conboy, Psychiatrist: Inna Conboy, M.D. is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who specializes in psychoanalytic psychotherapy (also known as psychodynamic psychotherapy, and insight oriented psychotherapy) and medication management since 2010. She graduated from New Jersey Medical School, NJ and completed psychiatry residency at Temple University, PA. In addition, she was trained in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia. Dr. Conboy was a recipient of various teaching awards and certificates, and has been teaching psychiatry to La Salle University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant students. She has given lectures to psychiatry and psychology professionals in various topics, including psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and the use of mindfulness meditation in psychiatry. Dr. Conboy’s treatment philosophy centers around an empathic view of the person as a whole, and explores the patient’s past and present in order to understand his/her current thoughts and feelings. As a person attains a deeper understanding of self, this awareness may help with his/her life struggles. While psychotherapy is Dr. Conboy’s primary form of treatment, she also prescribes medications, and offers counseling in other evidence based treatments such as cardiovascular exercise, meditation, and yoga. While she sees patients with various mental health issues, Dr. Conboy is particularly dedicated to working with women and their partners who are dealing with perinatal and reproductive psychiatric issues, postpartum depression and anxiety, and other women’s mental health issues.
5. Robin Capecci, MSW, St. Christopher’s Hospital: Robin Capecci studied undergrad at West Chester University and then went straight to University of Pittsburgh for her Masters. She is an extremely hard worker and has dedicated over 30 years of her life at the hospital. A social worker gets to meet all different kinds of people and help them but they also see bad things happen to good people. She is always thinking about others first and her daughter says, “I want her to get to enjoy life because she is always worrying about everyone else”. Robin and her husband, Joe, have been married for 28 years. Joe Capecci, suffers from Multiple Systems Atrophy and she is his primary caretaker.