- 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.
Jewish Mental Wellness Toolkit
If you’re interested in bringing these workshops to your community, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.