Who We Are
The Blue Dove Foundation was created to address mental illness and addiction in the Jewish community and beyond. We work with organizations and communities -- both Jewish and interfaith -- across the country and around the world.
The Jewish community is not immune to the problems the rest of society wrestles with when it comes to mental health and substance abuse. Yet we as a group too often have refused to acknowledge and discuss the issues. As a result, many individuals and their families suffer privately and lack the information necessary to address their struggles.
Recognizing the importance of collaboration when it comes to solving this community problem, we accomplish our work through program, promotional, and support partnerships. The Foundation values both our existing relationships and future partners whose missions align with ours.
Transforming the way the Jewish community understands and responds to mental illness and addictions.
The Blue Dove Foundation looks to traditional Jewish values – or middot – to guide as we strive to eliminate the shame and stigma around mental illness: tikkun olam (repairing the world); pikuach nefesh (saving a life); refuah sleimah (healing and wholeness); kol Yisrael arevim zeh la zeh (all Jews are responsible for one another); nosei b’ol im chaveiro (sharing a burden with one’s friend; lifnei iver (inclusivity); chesed u’gevurah (balancing loving kindness and discernment); and b’tzelem Elohim (created in G-d’s image).
A healthy, vibrant Jewish community that is welcoming and knowledgeable about mental health.
1. Educate the community about mental health through a Jewish lens.
2. Produce powerful and engaging educational resources about the connections between mental wellness and Judaism.
3. Spearhead and design programs that can be replicated easily in communities across the country: mental health Shabbat dinners, various training programs, interactive events with speakers, and more.
Why the Dove?
The dove represents peace of the deepest kind. It soothes and quiets our worried or troubled thoughts, enabling us to find renewal in the silence of the mind. Its role as a spiritual messenger imparts an inner peace that helps us go about our lives calmly and with purpose. Some believe the dove also represents hope, while others believe it denotes freedom.
Bringing peace, life, hope, and freedom to those facing addiction or other mental health challenges is the goal of the Blue Dove Foundation.
We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.
The Blue Dove Foundation (EIN #82-4010231) is a non-profit organization exempt under the 501(c)(3) section of the Internal Revenue code. For a copy of our IRS Determination letter, click here IRS Determination Letter.
We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.
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