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Vaccinating the Most Vulnerable Requires Proactive Congregational Effort

Rabbi Fred Guttman
Robert Wineburg
Judaism’s foremost physician made clear that providing healthcare to the community is fundamentally connected to the spiritual and moral health of society. Nine centuries later, with COVID-19 raging all around us, the urgent relevance of the Rambam’s words could not be clearer. 

How to Open Our Hearts and Congregations to Those with Mental Illness

Diana MaKieve

Many congregants suffering from mental illness choose not to seek support from fellow congregants or even clergy, and some leave congregations or don’t join in the first place because the feel they will never be accepted. There's an overwhelming need for safe, supportive groups where people with mental illness can reveal their stories, explore a spiritual connection to Judaism, and engage in social support with others dealing with similar situations.

Addressing Our Teens' Mental Health Needs

Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher, L.C.S.W.

Our Jewish tradition commands that we not stand by while our brothers and sisters suffer. That’s why the Reform Movement is joining with others across the world to provide information that offers both help and hope – especially during May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month.