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Apr 5, 2022, 12:33 AM
Reflections and Recommendations for Parents During This Tense Time
Jewish adults the world over are stunned, reeling from an irreplaceable loss of a Torah giant, and now confronting tragedy after tragedy when and where we would have least expected it. As we sort through our fears, our thoughts,...
Dec 30, 2021, 5:30 PM
Requiem and resolution: A mental health checklist for 2022
Need a plan to navigate the overall emotional stresses of the pandemic and brace yourself for the future? Here are 7 tools to help you
Oct 8, 2020, 3:20 AM
Adjusting and Readjusting to COVID-19
As many communities have been directed to revert to schools closing, quarantine, lockdown and a step back to the conditions which we thought were safely behind us, distress is bound to mount. Your internal or subjective distress is very...
Aug 31, 2020, 7:55 PM
Transitioning Back to School: Helpful Resources for Parents
At long last, our children are returning to the classroom. Each school, community, and region will adhere to its own set of rules as dictated by local government and educators. Chai Lifeline, through its Project Chai Crisis Intervention and Trauma...
Apr 6, 2020, 6:48 PM
Seders in solitude: Confronting Pesach with hope and spirit
Dovid HaMelech proclaims in Tehillim (42:18) oseh niflaos gedolos livado - HaShem alone makes wonders! There is a Midrash which examines that final word, livado. True, it can mean “alone” as “all by Himself” or “unlike any other being.” Yet, it has an alternative meaning. Levado can also mean “all alone even...
Mar 17, 2020, 7:43 AM
Parenting in a Quarantine: FAQs for Coping
Schools in communities across the world are closing their doors as part of precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19, and many parents find themselves in new and unfamiliar territory. Parents must now face the challenge of keeping their children occupied and educated, all while balancing their professional and financial responsibilities with potential personal and spiritual anxieties. Chai Lifeline has received numerous...
Mar 6, 2020, 12:48 AM
A Conscientious Approach to Coronavirus Concerns
With the outbreak of the coronavirus across the globe and most recently, in the Jewish community, comes the widespread panic and fear of the unknown. From the vantage point of mental health and management of crisis situations, it is...
Dec 13, 2019, 3:08 PM
What do we tell our children after the Jersey City shooting?
Talk with them. Don't assume kids will reach out if they need to, so be proactive, and encourage them to speak with you, at their appropriate age level
Aug 2, 2019, 9:21 PM
The Fast of Impatience: The Grief and Mourning of Tisha B’Av
During my youth, the Three Weeks and particularly the Nine Days were a time of somber tension. I would retreat into the serene walls of whichever yeshiva I was attending, and try to stay safe and focused. Somehow, the...
Apr 12, 2019, 10:01 PM
Pharaoh and pajamas
When we got to the 'we were slaves' part of the seder, Uncle Baruch reached down and held up a pair of faded pajamas
Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox is the director of interventions & community education for Chai Lifeline's crisis intervention services.