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Using Jewish Values to Become a Better Ally

What exactly does it mean to be an ally? Is saying you are an ally enough? Are you required to take a more active role in order to be considered someone who supports a particular community? If so, what are you meant to do? How do Jewish Mental Health Values teach us about being an Ally?

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Depression and the Holiday of Joy

Sukkot is known in traditional rabbinic sources as a holiday of joy and gratitude, but what does this holiday look like for someone who can’t feel that joy, either because of a chronic condition of a momentary challenge? How can we make our Sukkot places for sharing and love between people?

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Making Peace Spaces

How does the Sukkah represent an ideal for safety, support, and love? And, how can we bring those lessons into our own lives and make Sukkot-Spaces of peace and safety?

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Sukkot Shleimut With Wholeness And Peacefulness

Make Your Own Mental Health Lulav and Esrog!

Sukkot, the Jewish harvest holiday of the “huts,” is a week of celebration that starts five days after Yom Kippur. Rabbinic tradition tells us a Sukkah, or temporary structure with at least three sides and a roof of thatch or branches, represents the dwellings the Israelites built  and lived in during their 40 years of wandering in the desert.

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