Jewish organizations and community members play a very important role in advocating for and supporting mental wellness in the Jewish community. During this hour workshop, participants will learn about the connection between mental health and Judaism through text study and Blue Dove’s eight middot (Jewish values). Participants will engage in meaningful conversation around mental health challenges they see in their community and develop an action plan that focuses on supporting mental health in their community, organization, or congregation.
- One-hour workshop (workshop available in a 90-minute format as well)
- Recommended for groups where individuals know each other already, up to 20 individuals
- Interactive workshop
- Workshops can be facilitated virtually or in person*
- *If facilitated virtually, participants will need the ability to access Zoom and utilize Google Docs during the workshop. It is recommended that participants be able to be in a place where they can both speak on camera and type in the Google doc to fully participate.
- $300 for virtual workshop, additional cost for in-person facilitation
- Insight into the connection between Judaism and mental health
- An understanding of mental health challenges seen in their community
- A framework to assess how they can make meaningful change in their community
- The foundation for their community action plan and the next steps to continue the work after the workshop
The key middah (Jewish value) of this workshop is Lifnei Iver – Before the Blind (Inclusivity). It is our responsibility to do our best to create a community that meets the needs and celebrates the value of everyone, ensuring that individuals can participate fully in the community.