Great Park Spa Day nurturing inner strength

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The morning following the holiest day in the Jewish calendar - Sunday, October 1 - brought women together for a pampering of mind, body and soul at the Great Park Mikvah.
by GOLDIE SIMPSON | Oct 19, 2017

The programme began with spa body treatments and a gourmet breakfast, followed by an array of speakers in the packed-to-capacity Rabbi Cyril Harris Community Centre auditorium.

Leah Sasson opened with impassioned words about women being a source of warmth and light. She thanked those who helped arrange the event and who are leaders and key-players in regular community events.

Specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Trudy Smith in conversation with Dr Andy da Costa, answered personal and current questions on women's health. This was followed by a video message from Sarah Newstead about her experience with the hereditary BRCA gene (that increases the risk for breast and ovarian cancers) and the need for all women to look after their health.

Sarah Hoffman of The Digital Law Company spoke about the affects of the digital age and offered practical suggestions regarding screen time for kids.

Gaby Sutton shared a personal story, highlighting the need to connect to Hashem in challenging times and to speak to others about one's pain, opening oneself up to the love and support of the community.

Many prizes were won, and every woman walked away with a copy of the recently published "You Have Power" book.

This powerful women’s event was one way of nurturing inner strengths and taking the inspiration of the High Holiday season into the rest of the year.


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