Identifying Depression: Jewish and Psychological Perspectives

Boniuk-Tanzman Memorial Lecture on Jewish Medical Ethics

A public lecture by Dr. David Pelcovitz.



Jewish Federation of St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Complex

12 Millstone Campus Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146


  • Identifying Depression: Jewish and Psychological Perspectives

    David Pelcovitz (April 7, 2019)

Dr. Pelcovitz holds the Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. He is also special assistant to President Richard M. Joel. In addition, Dr. Pelcovitz is an instructor in pastoral counseling at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. Serving for more than two decades as director of psychology at North Shore University Hospital-NYU School of Medicine and clinical professor of psychology at NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Pelcovitz has consulted extensively with the Jewish community in the United States, Europe and Israel on a wide range of issues facing children and adolescents. Dr. Pelcovitz, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, has published and lectured extensively on a variety of topics related to education, parenting and child mental health. Areas of research and clinical specialty include family violence, the impact of domestic violence, stress management, transmitting values to children and adolescents and coping with trauma and loss. His most recent publication was Balanced Parenting, a book he wrote in collaboration with his father, Rabbi Raphael Pelcovitz, on parenting from a Jewish perspective.

The lecture is supported by the generosity of the Boniuk-Tanzman Family Foundation. The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics is grateful for event collaboration with the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Registration is encouraged via the Jewish Federation website. Contact Kathy Schmeltz at the Jewish Federation with any questions: 314-442-3761 or

Free and open to all.


  • David Pelcovitz

  • R. Marie Griffith

    Director and John C. Danforth Distinguished Professor in the Humanities