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Shabbat Speaker Georgia Dow

Saturday, August 8, 2020 18 Av 5780

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Services: 10:00 am
Georgia Dow: 11:15 am (approximately)

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Tune In August 8 for Special Guest Speaker Georgia Dow: Psychologist, Anxiety Expert & Tech Journalist
By Hazzan Michael Krausman

Renowned psychologist Georgia Dow will speak following Beth El’s Shabbat services on August 8 at approximately 11:15 am.

I fancy myself something of a want-to-be computer geek. Whether I'm driving in the car or working out at the JCC, I enjoy
listening to tech podcasts, especially those talking about Apple computers. Of the many podcasters that I enjoy listening to and  watching, Georgia Dow is second to none. Georgia brings a warm, fresh and engaging approach to technology, and she projects her explanation through the lens of a clinical psychologist – this, together with her computer expertise, makes
for a fascinating combination.

According to her resume, “Georgia Dow, MA, has over 20 years of experience in teaching and counseling. With degrees in
Psychology and Education, a Master’s degree with Distinction in Art Therapy as well as two-time Canadian Jujitsu Champion, she specializes in treating anxiety and stress management for both children and adults as a top Psychotherapist at The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression.

Georgia appears as a guest on several tech podcasts including Host of Review and ZEN & TECH, where she explains the different ways that psychology can help our interconnected lives. She is a frequent speaker at seminars, conferences, and corporations. She is also Co-Founder of and Senior Editor at Mobile Nations. Dow also writes about and reviews Apple-related and connected devices. Georgia is a licensed teacher who found that she cared more about how her students felt about themselves and the world they live in than the curriculum, so she went on to get another degree in therapy in order to pursue that dream.”

A couple of weeks ago I was watching a podcast during which Georgia Dow was explaining how the new health features of the Apple Watch could be very beneficial in helping people with anxiety. While I was fascinated by the content from an Apple fan point of view, it occurred to me that it would be wonderful to have Georgia Dow speak to us on a Shabbat morning about the connection between technology and anxiety, and perhaps give us some strategies as to how we approach this. Considering that we all have been spending more and more time using Zoom and other computer programs, I felt as though this would be extremely relevant to all of us.

Figuring that I had nothing to lose, I emailed Georgia and asked her if she would be willing to come and speak to us by Zoom. To my delight, Georgia agreed to be our guest on August 8 immediately following Shabbat services at approximately 11:15 am. She will give a brief presentation and then entertain questions from those who are participating in the Zoom discussion. If you wish to submit a question in advance for Georgia, email me at

This is an extraordinary opportunity for the Omaha community to have a conversation with an internationally known expert with such a unique skill set. Georgia Dow’s topic is especially relevant at this time when we are all facing anxiety caused in no small way by the technology that we have to confront daily.

Be sure to join us for Shabbat services on August 8 at 10:00 am followed by the presentation by Georgia Dow. I am positive this will enhance our Shabbat experience and be uplifting for our soul.

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