Public Health

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Union of Orthodox Synagogues
Union of Orthodox Synagogues


South Africa

COVID-19 health and safety checklist for leaders and organizers of congregations. The document provides a concise yet comprehensive list of protocols to ensure the safe and responsible reopening of places of worship within the community.

Union of Orthodox Synagogues
Union of Orthodox Synagogues


South Africa

A series of informational posters in English, designed by the Union of Orthodox Synagogues in South Africa for billboard posting in shuls. The posters contain various public health regulations relating to responsible conduct during the coronavirus pandemic.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

Access Israel guidelines to remote health care services fot people with disabilities and elderly during COVID-19 Crisis.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

A short video by Access Israel which provides impoertant insights on how to provide accessible medical services during the Corona crisis to people with disabilities and the elderly.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

These guidelines for emergency medical services and health care provider was written by 'Access Israel' in order to provide insights on how to better suit their treatment to patients with disabilities or elderly

Education

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Hanoar Haoved Ve Halomed
Hanoar Haoved Ve Halomed

Israeli Youth Movement
Israel

This prootocol deals with multiple scenarios in the daily life of youth Movements.: Outbreak of corona amongst members of the local branch ora diagnosis of corona during local activities, Infected member needing to be quarantined at the training farm or National Service, Improved regulations –possibility of national activity involving participants from different locations and others

The King David Schools
The King David Schools


South Africa

A Phased Approach to Resuming Schooling under COVID-19

Ipcha
Ipcha

The Jerusalem Educaional Administraion’s
Israel

In order to aid in the necessary, complex task of developing a school’s remote-learning model, we prepared a number of example models that combine selected goals from within the suggested list

Dr. Yochi Siman Tov, Riva Schechter and Rachel Moshe Avraham
Dr. Yochi Siman Tov, Riva Schechter and Rachel Moshe Avraham

Ministry of Education
Israel

"Not infrequently, we hear of cases where students and their teachers are required to quarantine in the home, following exposure to confirmed cases of the corona virus. It appears that we will be dealing with this situation for the foreseeable future. It engenders feelings of helplessness, a loss of control, and ongoing uncertainty, and as such is the cause of fears and worries. A direct and open conversation can be calming, gives security and provides a feeling that there is someone who can be relied upon. As is always the case, but especially now, it's very important to strengthen the connection between parents and their children, and to provide a feeling of safety and security as much as possible. Parents have a responsibility to explain the situation to their children and help them understand what is happening and the coping methods which they can use."

Mifras
Mifras

Educational Entrepreneurship Incubator
Israel

The Corona period has been an opportunity for many students, teachers, parents, members of society and community members to initiate and change their mindset and actions within the educational context. Case stories from the field were the initial base from which assumptions and components were extracted, from where the innovation and operating principles arose and were observed during this period. The picture that became clearer revealed perceptions and assumptions that are not new in their essence. The vast majority of the assumptions revealed have been part of the accepted educational innovation discourse in recent years. The major difference is that these new-old assumptions were now put into practice. There was now the possibility of putting into practice the massive words which we could only dream of in the past.

Elderly

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Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

Access Israel guidelines to remote health care services fot people with disabilities and elderly during COVID-19 Crisis.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

A short video by Access Israel which provides impoertant insights on how to provide accessible medical services during the Corona crisis to people with disabilities and the elderly.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

These guidelines for emergency medical services and health care provider was written by 'Access Israel' in order to provide insights on how to better suit their treatment to patients with disabilities or elderly

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

These guidelines were written by Access Israel in order to assits law inforcment agemcies to promote accessibale and sensitive services to people with disabilities or the elderly

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

These are uncertain times. We are all concerned, we miss our dear ones and hope for better days. We are all required to exercise caution and adhere to the government's guidelines and instructions for our particular location. This is a tough challenge for all of us.

Mental Health

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Community Stress Prevention Centre
Community Stress Prevention Centre


Israel

Simple tool to self-assess levels of stress and anxiety.

Dr. Shiri Daniels
Dr. Shiri Daniels

Executive Director of Counceling Eran; Member of JReady's professional committee
Israel

Every 40 seconds someone in the world commits suicide and every 41 seconds there are devastated people left behind, trying to comprehend the meaning of the act. In the vast majority of cases, suicide is preventable and suicide prevention is not only reserved for professionals. Listening and social support to those around you is invaluable and can save lives. The following 'best practice' written by one of the leading professionals in Israel offers us a practical guide on how to identify suicidal distress and how to react to is step by step.

Dr. Zohar Rubinstein
Dr. Zohar Rubinstein


Israel

Tel Aviv University Summer 2020 Course: COVID-19: From Crisis to Opportunity

Prof. Mooli Lahad
Prof. Mooli Lahad

Founder and President of CSPC
Israel

One of the most important things to do when treating a client suffering from emotional trauma is to create a safe / pleasant, secure under control atmosphere, together with experiencing safety, and control. In every therapeutic process it is important to create the feeling of safety as part of the therapy relationship. However, in order to help a client who suffers from sudden acute anxiety, it is especially important to actively "teach" him how to create a safe/ pleasant place and to enhance the feeling of control of the level of anxiety.

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Prof. Mooli Lahad
Prof. Mooli Lahad

Founder and President of CSPC
Israel

A practical guide to dealing with the psychological effects of Corona: What does it mean when yesterday does not predict today and tomorrow The Author Mooli Lahad full Professor of psychology Founder and President of CSPC [www.icspc.org] This paper includes two parts.The first offers a conceptual framework of why this new and ever evolving situation confronts us with an immense fear of the unknown: The Continuity Model. The second part will try and use the 40 years of expertise of working in psycho trauma and community resilience to give some practical recommendations for active coping. Let's start with the name of the virus. Corona means crown or tiara due to the similarity between the virus form and its similarity to a crown. Our goal should be to reduce Queen Corona's control over our lives!

Volunteerism

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Alice Chadwick & Bianca Fadel
Alice Chadwick & Bianca Fadel

International Association for Volunteer Effort
United KIngdom

In this context paper, we explore how community-based volunteering building upon existing social structures and practices can foster both resilience to crisis and sustainable development. The connection between volunteering and community resilience is now in sharper focus than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has highlighted how communities come together to support each other at times of crisis, through the emergence of organised and spontaneous volunteering to help people to protect themselves from the coronavirus disease and get through the tough social and economic measures put in place to contain it.

The Israeli Volunteering Council
The Israeli Volunteering Council


Israel

The advent of the Corona virus pandemic necessitates changes in life's routine and consequently, new guidelines. To preserve life - we have no choice but to change our routine. The following are some mandatory guidelines to be adhered to before, during and after your volunteer work

The Israeli Volunteering Council
The Israeli Volunteering Council


Israel

In light of the current situation, many organizations are shifting their volunteer activity to online virtual channels. What does this mean? How can it best be done? We are here to help

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

The current pandemic presents us all with a unique challenge. Society at large is facing a crisis that we did not prepare for and is fraught with many challenges both personal and public. The policy of physical distancing is causing feelings of abject loneliness amongst many elderly citizens exacerbated by the cancelling of all their social clubs and leisure activities. As volunteers you have an opportunity to express caring, concern and to convey the important message that they "are not alone." In addition, your meeting is an occasion to show respect and appreciation for the elderly, curiosity and interest in their personal history and experiences as well as to share your own experiences, outlook and pursuits.

Social Services

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Ms. Tamar Abo
Ms. Tamar Abo

Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services
Israel

The COVID-19 outbreak introduced to the modern world a pandemic not seen on thisscale for approximately a century. The health struggle -learning about the virus, how to reduce its morbidity and how to treat those who contracted it -was compounded by other crises the pandemiccreated: economic, occupational and social welfare related. Both on a personal and societal level, the new situation demanded that we all step out of our comfort zones, make adjustments to our daily lives, and learn new concepts and tools: from exponential growth to social distancing, from Zoom to the Teams, Meet and Hangout apps.

Jewish Life

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Union of Orthodox Synagogues
Union of Orthodox Synagogues


South Africa

COVID-19 health and safety checklist for leaders and organizers of congregations. The document provides a concise yet comprehensive list of protocols to ensure the safe and responsible reopening of places of worship within the community.

Union of Orthodox Synagogues
Union of Orthodox Synagogues


South Africa

A series of informational posters in English, designed by the Union of Orthodox Synagogues in South Africa for billboard posting in shuls. The posters contain various public health regulations relating to responsible conduct during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mati Goldstein
Mati Goldstein

Chief Officer International Rescue Unit & Magen Department ZAKA
Israel

ZAKA valuable information and key points which will assist in aiding daily Jewish life during this time.

Israel Trauma Coalition
Israel Trauma Coalition


Israel

In times of crisis, community Rabbis and lay leaders have a unique role in maintaining and nurturing personal and community resilience. Rabbis are inundated with halakhic questions regarding prayer gatherings, lessons, issues of closeness and distance. Behind each such question lies significant psychosocial concerns, anxieties, the need for support and maintaining continuity in the face of an unknown threat.

Anti-semitism

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Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy


Israel

In September 2019, the Ministry of Strategic Affairs published a report, "Behind the Mask," which demonstrated the connection between antisemitism and the Boycott Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and its delegitimacy campaign against the State of Israel. The report included over 80 examples of leading BDS activists disseminating antisemitic content, consistent with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. Following the report, and in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Ministry has been monitoring antisemitism and efforts to delegitimize Israel with the linking of the State of Israel and Jews to the coronavirus. The Ministry and other organizations focused on combatting hate speech found multiple cases of BDS-supporting organizations and senior government and quasi-governmental officials propagating antisemitic conspiracies and libels.

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Crisis Management

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Prof. Mooli Lahad
Prof. Mooli Lahad

Founder and President of CSPC
Israel

In addition to listing hazards and evaluating risk, it is important to map the community’s diverse populations. For example, the community may contain groups of people who require special attention to ensure they receive information in a timely fashion. Does the community have members who speak a language other than the dominant one? If so, what sources do they use to get information? Are there community members who are unable to read? How do they get their information? What are the sources for people who are deaf or blind? Some of this information regarding community populations may be available through local services. Officials in various departments—for example, education, social and health services—may be familiar with various ethnic and language groups in the community.

Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior

Training and Development of Local Municipalities Division
Israel

5 Principles for Operating a Municipal Model During an Emergency

Dr. Moran Bodas & Prof. Kobi Peleg
Dr. Moran Bodas & Prof. Kobi Peleg


Israel

To contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, health and government authorities have imposed sweeping selfquarantine orders for communities worldwide. Health officials assume that the public will have high rates of compliance. However, studies suggest that a major obstacle to compliance for household quarantine is concern about loss of income. A cross-sectional study of the adult population of Israel was conducted in the last week of February 2020 to assess public attitudes toward the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, public compliance rates with self-quarantine were assessed, depending on whether lost wages would be compensated for. When compensation was assumed, the compliance rate was 94 percent. When compensation was removed, the compliance rate dropped to less than 57 percent. This study demonstrated that providing people with assurances about their livelihoods during self-quarantine is an important component of compliance with public health regulations.

Community Resilience

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Mooli Lahad & Dorit Elmaliach
Mooli Lahad & Dorit Elmaliach


Israel

The BASIC Ph model (Lahad, 1992) has been used among various populations. Usually the model has been implemented to help build personal and organizational resilience. Up to now, the model has been applied mainly in the behavioral sciences, in the psychosocial world. Social workers, psychologists, educators and other caregivers have been trained to teach it and practice it. The world of small and medium enterprises (SME) has generally ignored the psychosocial aspects and has had little if any interest in it. However, it is natural and logical to integrate SME methods and those focusing on self-empowerment and enhancement of the human mind in order to bring a breath of fresh air into the field and to move resilience forward in SMEs.

Prof. Mooli Lahad
Prof. Mooli Lahad

Founder and President of CSPC
Israel

In addition to listing hazards and evaluating risk, it is important to map the community’s diverse populations. For example, the community may contain groups of people who require special attention to ensure they receive information in a timely fashion. Does the community have members who speak a language other than the dominant one? If so, what sources do they use to get information? Are there community members who are unable to read? How do they get their information? What are the sources for people who are deaf or blind? Some of this information regarding community populations may be available through local services. Officials in various departments—for example, education, social and health services—may be familiar with various ethnic and language groups in the community.

Out of the Depth
Out of the Depth


Israel

Bereavement is always difficult but in the current circumstances, the loss of a loved one becomes even more painful. Under normal circumstances, religious and social mourning customs and rituals assist in the process of comforting and sharing the loss from the funeral to the shivah (seven day mourning period,) through prayers, visits from family and friends, and the memorial ceremonies.

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Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior

Training and Development of Local Municipalities Division
Israel

5 Principles for Operating a Municipal Model During an Emergency

Dr. Moran Bodas & Prof. Kobi Peleg
Dr. Moran Bodas & Prof. Kobi Peleg


Israel

To contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, health and government authorities have imposed sweeping selfquarantine orders for communities worldwide. Health officials assume that the public will have high rates of compliance. However, studies suggest that a major obstacle to compliance for household quarantine is concern about loss of income. A cross-sectional study of the adult population of Israel was conducted in the last week of February 2020 to assess public attitudes toward the COVID-19 outbreak. In particular, public compliance rates with self-quarantine were assessed, depending on whether lost wages would be compensated for. When compensation was assumed, the compliance rate was 94 percent. When compensation was removed, the compliance rate dropped to less than 57 percent. This study demonstrated that providing people with assurances about their livelihoods during self-quarantine is an important component of compliance with public health regulations.

Disabilities

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Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

Access Israel guidelines to remote health care services fot people with disabilities and elderly during COVID-19 Crisis.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

A short video by Access Israel which provides impoertant insights on how to provide accessible medical services during the Corona crisis to people with disabilities and the elderly.

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

These guidelines for emergency medical services and health care provider was written by 'Access Israel' in order to provide insights on how to better suit their treatment to patients with disabilities or elderly

Access Israel
Access Israel


Israel

These guidelines were written by Access Israel in order to assits law inforcment agemcies to promote accessibale and sensitive services to people with disabilities or the elderly