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Have You Read This Article in the August 31, 2009 Issue of OT Practice?
"Evidence-Based Practice Resources - Health and Wellness" was written by OJOTC Member Marian Arbesman and Deborah Lieberman.
The article explores the role that health and wellness have played in the OT profession and how the focus has shifted slightly over time into two new paths.
It is interesting and informative reading for all OT's and OT students.
Congratulations to Marian for her efforts in adding to the base of information as part of AOTA's Centennial Vision.
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..Or This Issue of OT Practice?


Yes, that’s Jennifer Tamar Kalina with one of her Multiple Sclerosis clients on the cover.

Inside is a fascinating article written by Jennifer on “The Role of Occupational Therapy in a Multiple Sclerosis Center

Jennifer is one of the original members of OJOTC and has been with us at every AOTA National Conference since we began.


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How We Got Started....


January 20, 2006

Tamar Fromm had planned to spend Shabbat in her hotel room. Friday night dinner would entail little more than a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich. An Orthodox Jew, Fromm, who keeps kosher, brought sandwich ingredients from home in New York to Long Beach, Calif., where she was attending the annual conference of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

By Friday afternoon, however, Fromm, an occupational therapist who treats people with multiple sclerosis, had met several other observant Jews attending the conference in May.  Fromm, 25, scrapped her plans for a sandwich dinner, in favor of a makeshift celebration with about ten Shabbat-observant OTs. They lit candles on the hotel pool deck, and then gathered in a conference room for dinner. There was schnitzel from a local kosher restaurant, salad prepared by one conference-goer, and a jar of gefilte fish picked up by another.

The dinner launched Orthodox Jewish Occupational Therapy Chavrusa (www.ojotc.org). The caucus advocates on behalf of observant Jews working in occupational therapy, a field that in the past decade has become increasingly populated by Orthodox women. Though this particular group has long been a presence in the profession, Orthodox women now account for more than a third of students pursuing master’s degrees in OT at several New York-area universities, including Columbia University, State University of New York-Downstate, and Touro College, according to anecdotal evidence.

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