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Dear Friends,

A new year is almost upon us, and so much has changed. Countries have opened up, people have reunited with loved ones, and for many, life has returned to relative normalcy. But for millions of Americans, life will never be the same, or at the very least, it won’t be for a long time. The impact of the pandemic on the mental health of this country has been devastating, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

Statistics have shown a jump in depression from under 9 percent of adults before the pandemic to nearly 33 percent — one in three Americans — today. And while fewer people overall are dying by suicide, recent years have seen an increase in deaths by suicide and suicide attempts by adolescents and young adults. No group is immune to these mental health challenges, not even the Jewish community. We must do our part to elevate the voices of those who are struggling and make our communities safer.

The Blue Dove Foundation has worked tirelessly to educate communities across the globe, creating resources and platforms to share powerful ideas about mental wellness rooted in the timeless wisdom of Jewish tradition, giving mental wellness a sense of practical significance and spiritual depth. In the past year, we have reached tens of thousands of Jews as well as others, raising awareness and eliminating stigma around mental illness. But now, we need your help to continue our work to transform the way the Jewish community understands mental health and substance abuse.

All donations made before December 20, 2021, will be matched up to $10,000.

Here is a snapshot of what your
donation can help us do:

Support our organization’s mission and day-to-day operations.

This includes programming, salaries, marketing, technology investments and partnerships.

There is a redemptive quality for an agitated mind in the spoken word, and a tormented soul finds peace in confessing. – Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Create programs

To spark conversations in Jewish communities around the globe to examine and respond to concerns about mental wellness through a Jewish lens.

To love yourself, is to identify yourself as part of the Shekhinah. – Baal Shem Tov

Provide educational workshops

Provide mental health training to Jewish organizations and individuals (lay leaders, clergy and professionals) at synagogues, community centers, schools, camps, youth groups, etc.

Anxiety in the heart of a person causes dejection, but a good word will turn it into joy. – Proverbs 12:25

Develop resources and tools

To connect mental health and spirituality for Jewish rituals, holidays and values for our personal growth and to support loved ones struggling with mental illness.

Guard yourself and guard your soul very carefully. – Deuteronomy 4:19

Sustain Blue Dove’s work

To increase awareness and decrease the stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse in the Jewish community and beyond.

Be at rest, once again, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. – Psalm 116:7

About the Blue Dove Foundation

As you utilize our products and services to recover, repair and rest, remember your donation will help thousands of Jews across the globe do the same. Thank you for your support.