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Jews You Should Know

Nov 13, 2017


Dr. David Pelcovitz has been practicing psychology for almost 40 years. The scion of a long line of rabbis and having served in a wide variety of professional capacities, Dr. Pelcovitz is uniquely position at the intersection of Jewish community and clinical research.

In this conversation, we explore his background, love of empiricism, and passions within his line of work. Dr. Pelcovitz shares generously on the virtues of Positive Psychology, his world travels to places like Tsunami-struck Sri Lanka and his work with abuse and trauma victims. Displaying what might be a surprising degree of hopefulness and optimism. Dr. Pelcovitz inspires listeners with his comprehensive knowledge and exceptional devotion to his patients and the community at large.



Jews You Should Know introduces the broader community to interesting and inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in our world. Some are already famous, some not yet so. But each is a Jew You Should Know.

The host, Rabbi Ari Koretzky, is Executive Director of MEOR Maryland (, a premier Jewish outreach and educational organization. MEOR operates nationally on twenty campuses and in Manhattan; visit the national website at

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A special thank you to Jacob Rupp of the Lift Your Legacy podcast for his invaluable production assistance.