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Survivor of Suicide Loss Day to hold alternative option for Jewish community

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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (Survivor Day, or ISOSLD) is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as...
“Collective Compassion” shares events and resources from more than a dozen partners in a coordinated response to the significant mental-health wellness needs of the Jewish community. Credit: Pixabay.

Program focuses on Jewish teen wellness during Mental Health Awareness Month

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The Jewish community is bringing the power of compassion to National Mental Health Awareness Month. A project of the Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Funder Collaborative for the second year in a row, “Collective Compassion” shares...
Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel’s Aliyah Ministry launches emotional support hotline for immigrants

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Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration on Tuesday announced the inception of a call center offering new immigrants emotional support. The hotline, which will operate in five languages, is part of a collaboration with the...
Israeli children wearing face masks make their way to school in Tzfat on their first day back to classes on Nov. 1, 2020. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

IDF Home Front battles concerns of youngest sector of Israeli society during the pandemic

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The Israel Defense Force’s Home Front Command has many key duties when it comes to boosting the resilience and emergency preparedness of the Israeli civilian world; one of these includes boosting the mental health...
Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski with (to his left) Rabbi Shais Taub, both of whom worked with Jews in the Chassidic community, in addition to others who struggle with addiction, May 8, 2011. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Rabbi Abraham Twerski, psychologist, author and Torah scholar, dies at age 90

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Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski, a renowned psychologist, author and Torah scholar, passed away yesterday in Israel at the age of 90. Twerski, proudly identified as Chassidic, was strongly involved with the Chabad-Lubavitch community. A Wisconsin native, he...
One in five teens has had a serious mental-health disorder; 50 percent of all mental illness begin by age 15; and among ages 15 to 24, suicide is the second-leading cause of death. Credit: Courtesy.

‘Collective Compassion’ initiative puts spotlight on teen wellness

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Coupled with the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, the Jewish community is bringing attention to the power of “Collective Compassion” to National Mental Health Awareness Month. Created by Jewish Teens Thrive, a project of the Jewish Teen...
Adam Lehman. Credit: Hillel International.

Hillel in a new decade: Meeting young Jews where they are in 2020 and...

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Hillel International announced Adam Lehman last week as its new president and CEO. Lehman, who has held the interim CEO position since July 2019, previously served as the organization’s chief operating officer for four years....
The Marcus Foundation has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Foundation for Jewish Camp for supporting mental health across the spectrum of Jewish camps in North America. Credit: FJC.

BRIEF Ground-breaking grant to address mental health at Jewish summer camp

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The Marcus Foundation has awarded a $3.2 million grant to Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) for supporting mental health across the spectrum of Jewish camps in North America. Funding will be awarded to approximately 60...