FINDING SPIRITUAL MEANING
Join Global Mental Health Shabbat and Havdalah to Bring Peace and Gratitude
Friday, May 1 - Join BBYO and thousands of teens to kick of May Mental Health Awareness month with a global Shabbat celebration.
Saturday, May 2 - Start out the month with a peaceful Havdalah celebration. Usher in the new week and create a sense of calm and peace with traditional rituals and song.
Be a part of both global celebrations.
MAKE MEANING OVER A MEAL
Host A Virtual Dinner Party To Address the Most Important Conversation
The way we die is the most important conversation Americans are not having. Talking about death is not easy and we’re not used to it, but we believe that this conversation ultimately helps us appreciate the fullness of life. Download a ready-made kit for a curated conversation guide - all the more important and poignant at this time.
Giving To Support Mental Health In Your Area
Join JTFN's first-ever pop-up giving experience. During 90 minute sessions you'll connect with others to make changes in the world today, based on Jewish values. You'll meet other teens and conceptualize what mental health needs are most pressing for teens today, and use the giving model to explore different initiatives you'll want to support with real dollars. Philanthropy can have a powerful effect on our own mental health.
MAKE MEANING OVER A MEAL
Make Mental Health the Center of Your Shabbat Conversation
Any Friday, engage in powerful conversation, connect with others and create a community of caring and inclusivity. Use Blue Dove Foundation's Shabbat toolkit to show that Mental Health education and support is a priority in the Jewish community. Help eliminate the shame and stigma often associated with the topic. It’s time to #QuietTheSilence.
Combat Your Own Stress By Caring for Others During This Time of Uncertainty
Repair the World is continuing to mobilize the Jewish community to care for the most vulnerable. With increased time at home, consider volunteering online. Helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. Our tradition teaches that healing should not be isolating, , and even those who are well require support during times of distress.
TOOLS TO MAKE MEANING
Gratitude in a Time of Social Distancing: A Way to See What's in Front of Us
Social distancing experience for most of us - one that may take away physical interaction yet offers a new virtual way of connecting. While we may have mixed emotions about our current situation we can lreframe our thinking. This Gratitude in a Time of Social Distancing resource has been created to help us look at what’s in front of us and what we’re grateful for.