BE There For Each Other
Do you have a need at this time or can you offer help to your fellow congregants? Let us know by filling out this form.
Hopefully the useful resources below will keep you busy and engaged!
Download Siddur Lev Shalem (for Shabbat) and Siddur Sim Shalom (for weekday services): https://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/index.php/form-download-e-siddur-0
Programs from Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill
Protecting Mental Health Series Presented by Deborah Grayson Riegel and Sophie Riegel (No Cost!)
How to Help Others Manage Anxiety
When it comes to experiencing anxiety, many people aren’t talking about it. Why? Because they often feel embarrassed, concerned about the stigma of asking for help, or anticipate that things will never get better. But now, in the face of the global pandemic, anxiety is growing – and so is our shared opportunity to start (or continue) a more helpful, healthy conversation about it. Through this session you will dive into how to be a person others confide in, what to say and not to say when someone is experiencing anxiety, and how to support someone who is feeling overwhelmed.
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Self-Help Anxiety Strategies for Those of Us Who Don’t Like Asking for Help
For those of us who ruminate about the past, feel stressed in the present, and worry about the future, this is the session for you. And if current events are making things even worse, you should know that you’re not alone AND there are strategies you can use to lesson your stress even in the face of uncertainty. In this session you will learn how to challenge your catastrophic thinking, practical strategies for getting a handle on daily anxiety, how to leverage resources you may not have considered, and how to put together a plan so that you can live the life you want and deserve.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Calling All Teens!
This session is just for teens and will be led just by Sophie! A time to dig into why talking about mental health is important, what it means, how to ask for what you need, and how to start a conversation with others! These are challenging times that have caused a great deal of uncertainty for teens. This time and space will allow candid conversations specifically about us!
Thursday, July 30, 2020
How to Talk to Children and Teens About Anxiety
Feeling anxious is hard. But caring for a kid or teen who feels anxious can feel even harder – whether or not you yourself have anxiety. If you’ve tried to talk to a child about their anxiety, and have felt nervous, frustrated, misunderstood, rejected, or alarmed, then this is the session for you. During this time, you will learn ways to get their attention without seeming overprotective or overbearing; strategies on what to say and what not to say, direction on how to ask helpful questions to get the conversation unstuck, and signs you should look for should professional help be needed for them or for you.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
All four sessions will be held via Zoom. You can register for one or all of the programs. Upon registering you will receive the Zoom information to access the programs. These sessions will be recorded and available after the series completes.
Sign-up today! There is no cost to participate in this series. The program has been generously underwritten by a donor.
Dismantling Racism Series
Critical Literature Book Club
I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
by Austin Channing Brown
Tuesday, July 14, at 7pm
White Fragility: Why it’s so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo
Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm
Discussions will be held via Zoom. Sign-up here.
Dismantling Racism: Must See Films
Join us as we explore some of Ava DuVernay’s most thought provoking work.
When They See Us – Part 1
Thursday, July 23 at 6pm
When They See Us – Part 2
Thursday, August 6 at 6pm
When They See Us – Part 3
Thursday, August 20 at 6pm
When They See Us – Part 4
Thursday, September 3 at 6pm
Viewings and discussions will be held via Zoom. Sign-up here.
- PJ Library’s list of resources and suggestions for families: https://pjlibrary.org/familyactivities
- Make your own Haggadah: https://www.haggadot.com/?fbclid=IwAR1G61U2XapLZKFZXWpBk9Mg7KWNp0qsUBFC-LIfp6afTM7gT8IabHWSNtk
- Great easy to use, downloadable hagadah from Valley Beth Shalom in Los Angeles: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ThlxkhUuCkinoBLL_UbV3mb3oLLhpSVT/view
- PJ Library in Atlanta is going virtual, with live activities every day! https://www.facebook.com/pjlibraryatlanta/
- The LEV Children’s Museum in Florida is also offering some great virtual activities coming up: https://www.facebook.com/LEV-Childrens-Museum-348959922549217/
- Fun and free online art classes for kids (and parents): https://www.carlasonheim.com/product-category/classes/free-classes/
- Virtual field trips: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/preview?fbclid=IwAR2ScdoPztDJxL8-rbynWtJTXX6IHEHPHr6akcN
- Resources during the health crisis: https://mailchi.mp/d0c679827a8a/updates-food-programsresources-for-coronavirus-outbreak?e=24fdaabcbd
- How the Durham community can help each other (and themselves) during this health crisis: https://www.bullcityresponds.
- Durham Public Schools need volunteers to drive and deliver food: https://docs.google.com/forms/
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- The Durham Public Schools Foundation is doing amazing work to help feed Durham’s school children while they are out of school because of the Coronavirus. Mayor Schewel and His wife, Lao Rubert, urge you to join them in supporting this critically important work. To donate, click this link.
Local restaurants are helping to feed Durham Public School students now that their meal program ended. The link above has information about the restaurant program and how you can support it. Your support will help both struggling restaurants and hungry children.
- JewishLives Free Virtual Discussion Series
- June 18, 7:00 pm: HARVEY MILK: HIS LIVES AND DEATH
- July 9, 7:00 pm: HANK GREENBERG: THE HERO WHO DIDN’T WANT TO BE ONE
- August 12, 12:00 pm: HOUDINI: THE ELUSIVE AMERICAN
Jewish LivePresenting Eliana Light and Friends!Music, Movement and other Jewish things for kiddos and grownupsWednesdays 3:00 pm EDT
- Check out a virtual tour of Beit Hatfutsot — The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv.
- Charter/Spectrum internet provider will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more