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Jewish Mental Wellness Workshops

Hope is one of the greatest resources we have to change the culture of silence and stigma around mental health issues in the Jewish community. The Jewish Mental Wellness Workshop is a two part series that focuses on learning about mental health concepts, connecting Judaism to mental health, and creating a space for participants to think about how they can support individuals in their lives and their larger community.
  • Two part workshop series, each workshop is between 90 minutes to 2 hours 
  • We recommend hosting the series the same day and time two weeks in a row
  • Up to 20 participants in a workshop series
  • 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
  • $1500 for virtual workshop and 20 copies of the Jewish Mental Wellness Toolkit (General version), additional cost for in-person facilitation
  • A basic understanding of mental health concepts
  • Insight into the connection between Judaism and mental health
  • Tangible ways to apply Jewish values to make spaces more inclusive, holistic, and responsive
  • Tools to notice when someone is struggling and to support those around you experiencing mental health challenges
  • The framework and beginning steps of a community action plan

The key middah (Jewish value) of this workshop is Kol Yisrael Aravim Zeh La Zeh – All Jews are responsible for one another. It is our responsibility as a community to continue to learn and grow so that we can support those around us and make our community a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Guiding Question: What can be done to create a welcoming and stigma-free culture to support mental wellness in the Jewish community?

During this workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities that focus on bringing mental wellness front and center into their Jewish communities.

They will gain a basic understanding of mental health and examine the challenges they see in their community. Participants will use middot (Jewish values) to connect Judaism and mental health in order to critically consider how to bring new-found skills and knowledge back to their communities to create more welcoming and inclusive spaces.

Guiding Question: How do I know when something is wrong, and what should I do?
During this workshop, participants will engage in a variety of activities that strengthen their mental health knowledge, which will help them understand their role in supporting others.

They will build upon the mental health concepts learned in the first workshop, learn about the scope of those affected by mental illness, and red flags for spotting issues. They will develop four core skills needed to respond to mental health concerns in meaningful ways. Using all of the knowledge gained from both sessions, participants will examine how they can make tangible changes in their communities.

Jewish Mental Wellness Toolkit

It offers guidance and support for transforming our culture along with practical and concrete information about mental health and wellness. Created through a Jewish lens, this Toolkit is full of resources, facts, and suggested readings. We hope it will empower us to turn hope into action.
$15.00

LEARN MORE

If you’re interested in bringing these workshops to your community, please reach out to us at info@thebluedovefoundation.org.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The Blue Dove Foundation expresses our utmost gratitude to the individuals and organizations that played a role in bringing this Jewish Mental Wellness Toolkit and the accompanying workshops to life. They truly exemplify the meaning of #QuietingTheSilence and the importance of working to eliminate the shame and stigma associated with mental illness and addiction.

Special thanks to the following community partners for providing insight, expertise, heart, and, above all, support.