Join us on Shabbat, March 13th during the Sermon as we welcome Keynote Speakers, Sophie Riegel and Deborah Riegel. Sophie will share her experience dealing with four different mental illnesses. She speaks openly about her journey and how to overcome mental illness. In honor of February’s Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion month, we are proud to bring these speakers to shed light and acceptance to people of all disabilities.
Sophie Riegel is a sophomore at Duke University who first discovered she had a mental illness in 7th grade. She is now a professional author and speaker. She is the author of “Don’t Tell Me To Relax: One Teen’s Journey to Survive Anxiety (And How You Can Too),” and “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life”. Sophie is a mental health advocate who also has four different mental illnesses. She speaks openly about her experiences and has been featured on the Tamron Hall Show, Thrive Global, the Times of Israel, PsychCentral, and more. Sophie recorded her first TED Talk about mental health stigma and looks forward to writing her third book in the near future. You can find her online at https://sophieriegel.com.
Deborah Grayson Riegel is a keynote speaker, executive coach, and consultant who teaches leadership communication for Wharton Business School, Duke Corporate Education, Columbia Business School, and the Beijing International MBA Program at Peking University. She writes for Harvard Business Review, Inc., Psychology Today, Forbes, and Fast Company, and has been featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, Oprah Magazine, and The New York Times. She is the author of “Overcoming Overthinking: 36 Ways to Tame Anxiety for Work, School, and Life” and consults and speaks for clients including Amazon, BlackRock, KraftHeinz, PepsiCo, and The United States Army. You can find her online at www.deborahgraysonriegel.com.