Chavurah Beth Shalom Hosts Health Seminar, Saturday, October 13, 11:00 a.m.

Beyond the Diagnosis : Thyroid Dysfunction, Thyroid Nodules, and Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass

Chavurah Beth Shalom is pleased to launch a special Health Seminar series featuring experts within our own community that we expect will cover a variety of health topics. Immediately following Morning Shabbat Service, this Saturday, October 13th at 11 a.m, Dr Donald Bergman, MD, FACP, MACE, will speak about Thyroid Dysfunction, Thyroid Nodules and Osteoporosis with Low Bone Mass. The seminar will run approximately one hour and will include Dr. Bergman’s presentation followed up by an interactive question and answer session.
“ We are excited by the level of enthusiasm we have received from our members”, commented Chavurah Beth Shalom Founding Rabbi and Spiritual Leader, Nat Benjamin, “and it’s is our pleasure to offer to our community this series of Health Seminars this fall which we hope will become an ongoing program.”
Health Seminar:
Chavurah Beth Shalom Members : Free , Non-members: $10 suggested donation

For further information about this event as well as information about Chavurah Beth Shalom’s programs, Religious School and membership please contact us at (201)294-8028 or email,

About Chavurah Beth Shalom :
Located in Alpine, NJ. , Chavurah Beth Shalom, now celebrating its 28th year, offers a Religious School for students in grades 2 through 8 , Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah instruction (both group and individual instruction) , Saturday Morning Workshops and an inspirational Judaic Studies Class , offered by Senior Rabbinical Scholar, Rabbi Jack Bemporad, for adults who seek insight into Jewish history and current events. Chavurah Beth Shalom draws members from Bergen and Rockland Counties and brings together families for its Religious School, Religious and Education programs as well as special events. Religious School and Shabbat Services are held weekly in Alpine, NJ. and High Holiday Services are held in Tenafly, NJ. each year. For further information please call Rabbi Nat Benjamin , (201)-294-8028 ,
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About Our Guest Speaker:

Donald A. Bergman, MD, FACP, MACE , is in private practice in New York City and board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He has been Clinical Professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City since 2004 and previously has held other academic positions since 1977. Dr. Bergman has authored numerous papers and contributed to several books including “The Mount Sinai School of Medicine Complete Book of Nutrition.” He co-edited the “Power of Prevention Guide to Physical Activity”, which was t published by AACE in the summer of 2006. He is contributing editor of “The Complete Guide to Lifelong Nutrition” published by the American College of Endocrinology.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and Jefferson Medical School, Dr. Bergman completed his medical residency and endocrine fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He also completed an internship in obstetrics and gynecology at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Bergman was the President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists from 2003 to 2004 and the President of the American College of Endocrinology from 2006 to 2007. He is currently the President of the Mount Sinai Alumni Association and the American College of Endocrinology Foundation.
He has served on the AACE Steering Committee, which established the association in 1991. He has also served as Chair of the Clinical Practice, Clinical Symposium, State Chapters, Finance, and Corporate Advisory Board committees, co-chair of two annual meetings, and has served as a member of numerous other committees.
During his presidency he began the Power of Prevention program (now known as EmPower) which encourages people to partner with their physicians in establishing healthy lifestyles and preventing illness. Part of this program is dedicated to eliminating childhood obesity. Dr, Bergman, and his wife, Susan, are founding members of Chavurah Beth Shalom.
Dr. Bergman’s Quote: “There is a change in the wind. We are entering the era where physicians will spend most of their time preventing illness rather than treating it.”