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EU CARE
EU CARE


Europe

As we embrace the spirit of Pesach, we’re reminded that true freedom and strength are rooted in knowledge and responsibility. This Pesach, let’s commit to looking out for one another and embracing these security guidelines.
EUCARE Fearless Together: www.eu-care.net https://learn.eu-care.net/
EUCARE: The Community Awareness Resilience Education (C.A.R.E.) for Europe project (EUCARE) is co-funded by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund.

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EU CARE
EU CARE


Learn how to identify suspicious activity and danger and how to react in dangerous situations.

EUCARE Fearless Together. www.eu-care.net https://learn.eu-care.net/

EUCARE: The Community Awareness Resilience Education (C.A.R.E.) for Europe project (EUCARE) is co-funded by the European Union through the Internal Security Fund.

Ohel
Ohel


USA

Ohel presents: Coping with Sari, Ori and Bananas! A puppet show for children to help them process their feelings about the war, in collaboration with Sari Kapnitikoff of That Jewish Moment.

Dr. Peryl Agishtein
Dr. Peryl Agishtein

Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist, Ohel
USA

7 tips and tools for parents when addressing sirens, air raids and safe rooms for their children.

 Tzivy Reiter
Tzivy Reiter

Director of Ohel's Children's & National Trauma Services
USA

Practical suggestions to help your young children cope with the war in Israel, by Ohel.

 Bracha Rupp
Bracha Rupp

LCSW, South Florida Trauma Coordinator
USA

Parenting a lone soldier is a unique experience and hard to describe. So unique, that when typing “parent of lone soldier” into Google, Israel is the only nation that shows up. Which means that the only other people in the world that understand what you are going through are other parents of lone soldiers in the IDF.

The following document provides helpful tips to help you cope as a parent, brought to you by Ohel.

 Tzivy Reiter
Tzivy Reiter

Director of Ohel's Children's & National Trauma Services
USA

Practical suggestions to help your children cope with the war in Israel, by Ohel.

Rabbi Tuvia Brander
Rabbi Tuvia Brander

Young Israel of West Hartford Rabbi
United States

This guidance for Shiva, written by Rabbi Tuvia Brander from the Young Israel of West Hartford, was written in light of the terror attack that killed Elan Ganales z”l, from the West Hartford community. This short guide provides tips for those attending Shiva and can be used by communities at times of a loss of a community member.

PJ Library
PJ Library


It’s a rip-roaring tale. Beautiful princess saves her people! Palace intrigue! Failed assassination plots! The triumph of the underdog! So cinematic; so fun!

But the Purim story, as told in Megillat Esther (the Book of Esther) also provides a great opportunity to talk seriously about modern-day antisemitism.

Rachel Fish, Ph.D.
Rachel Fish, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism Proud PJ Library Parent Member, PJ Library Nextgen Board

Incidents of antisemitism can occur at unexpected moments and often when we least anticipate them. To experience hostility and discrimination from others because of religion, race, and/or ethnicity is traumatic for adults and children alike, and fear can make it hard to speak up and stand up for oneself. It’s a difficult topic to discuss, and for many of us, navigating this terrain feels daunting and explosive. How do we speak, whether in person or via social media, to family members, close friends, neighbors, acquaintances, and, most importantly, our children about such an ugly and painful subject? What is required for each of us to feel confident to enter this conversation and feel as if we are on sturdy ground?

PJ Library
PJ Library


Let’s face it, no one wants to have to tell their child that there are nasty people in the world who will try to hurt them just for being themselves. We raise our kids to be good people, mensches, to help and accept others, and to do the best they can to treat those around them fairly and with respect.

SCN
SCN


United States

The Secure Community Network (SCN), the network of Jewish communal security professionals, national security experts, and religious leaders hosted a series of conversations to aid preparedness for the High Holiday season. Click the link to access the webinars and resources:
https://www.securecommunitynetwork.org/high-holidays

The Masorti Movement
The Masorti Movement


Israel

This year of COVID-19 disrupted the flow of our lives and created crisis situations that children and adults, families, communities, and nations now have to contend with. With the passing of time, and as many people have already been vaccinated or are recovering from COVID-19, we begin to “receive signals” from the virus; we gain insights on how to conduct ourselves in this complex time, how to further understand the implications of the disease for us and our society, and for the first time, to have hope that we will be able to return to our everyday routines. With these unique circumstances in the background, families will be sitting down at their Passover Seder tables in this, the Hebrew year 5781. With the Passover holidays soon upon us, both at the Masorti/Conservative Movement and at NATAL, Israel Trauma and Resiliency Center, it is understood that when a secure and calm
environment is created, family can be a source of personal resiliency. The holiday meal, where we read the Haggadah and hold the family Seder, provides a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on the past year. We should ask ourselves what we have learned during this challenging time: what worried us, what caused us pain, what was important to us and gave us the strength to keep moving forward. This “Passover Supplement” is intended to help us turn the Passover Seder into an “Island of Resilience” in the Corona Sea. The suggestions for activities below can be carried out during the Passover holidays or during family preparations for the Seder.

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.

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