Ohel's trauma team is continuing to create and curate resources and practical guidance to help us cope with the fear and anxiety around the war. Please check back regularly for additional resources and updates.
READ: Mommy, Why Do They Hate Us? Discussing Antisemitism With Our Children by Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Director of Trauma Services, Ohel Zachter Family National Trauma Center. Read Now >>
WATCH: Never Again is Now -- Coping with the Virulent Rise in Antisemitism. Panelists: Nathan J. Diament, Executive Director of Public Policy for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America; Jonathan Cannon, Head of School of the Ramaz School in New York City; and Hindy Poupko, Senior Vice President, Community Strategy and External Relations of UJA-Federation of New York. Moderated by David Mandel, Ohel's CEO. Watch Video Now >>
WATCH: 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. Watch Now >>
READ: Parenting School-Aged Children in Wartime by Tzivy Reiter, Director of Ohel's Children's & National Trauma Services. Read Now >>
Check back for upcoming webinars.
VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Parents of Lone Soldiers, led by Dr. Bin Goldman, PsyD, Wednesdays, 1:00 pm EST
Israelis Living in the North America, led by Jamie Hasson, LCSW, CCTP, and Shira Natanov, LMHC Support and Coping Skills Group, Wednesdays, 9:00 pm EST
Americans with Spouses in the IDF, led by Dr. Galina Biberman, PhD, LMFT, CCTP, and Dr. Hindy Rubin, PsyD, Mondays, 8:30 pm EST
Parenting During Wartime for English-Speaking Parents Living in Israel, led by Tamar Sheffey, LCSW, and Diana Malca Chern, LCSW Psychoeducational and Process Group, Tuesdays, 2:00 pm EST
Register for English-Speaking Virtual Support Groups >>
In Spanish - En Español
Grupos de apoyo de 3 semanas dirigido por profesionales de la salud mental.
Dirigido por: Evelyn Guttman, LMHC and Yudith Furman, LMHC, CAPP.
Hispanohablantes que viven en Estados Unidos y que tienen familia en Israel. Lunes, 8:00 pm EST, A partir del 30 de Octubre, 6 de Noviembre, 13 de Noviembre
Hispanohablantes que viven en Israel. Martes, 8:00 pm IST/1:00 pm EST, A partir del 31 de Octubre, 7 de Noviembre, 14 de Noviembre.
Regístrese para grupos de apoyo virtuales en español >>
WATCH: Lone But Not Alone: Supporting Lone Soldiers from Afar: A webinar for Parents, Friends and Family. Panelists: Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Director of Trauma, Ohel Zachter Family National Trauma Center; Dr. Naomi Baum, Psychologist and Consultant in the Traumafield, mother to active IDF soldiers; Meir Rosenfeld, Parent of a Former Lone Soldier; and Tani Reiss, Mental Health Professional and former Lone Soldier. Moderated by David Mandel, Ohel CEO. Watch Video Now >>
WATCH: Parenting Young Children in Wartime: For Americans on the Ground in Israel. Panelists: Dr. Perel Agishtein, Clinical Psychologist, Jerusalem, and Mother of Young Children; Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Director, Trauma Services, Ohel Zachter Family National Trauma Center; and Raizel Keilson, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor of Ohel's Early Childhood Program. Moderated by Tzivy Reiter, LCSW, Director of Children’s and National Trauma Services, Ohel. Watch Video Now >>
WATCH: Israel At War: Support For Individuals And Families with Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Director, Trauma Services, Ohel Zachter Family National Trauma Center; Dr. Naomi Baum, Psychologist specializing in Trauma and Resilience, who is currently in Israel; and David Mandel, Ohel’s CEO. Watch Video Now >>
WATCH: My Heart is in Israel . . . and so are my Children with Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Senior Rabbi of the Boca Raton Synagogue; Dr. Aviva Goldstein, Lecturer, Educator, and Family Counselor Based in Jerusalem; and Dr. Carly Namdar, Ohel's Resilience Program Coordinator. Watch Video Now >>
WATCH: How To Cope: Navigating Feelings On Israel at Every Age by the SBH Mickey Kairey a"h Mental Health Division featuring Dr. Norman Blumenthal; Jerry Bubrick, PhD; Shlomo Lieberman, LCSW-R; and Ayla Sitt, PsyD; Opening remarks by Simon Nissim, LCSW CASAC-T; and moderated by David Sitt, PsyD. Watch Video Now >>
WATCH: Trauma and Resolve, Coping with the Crisis in Israel, cosponsored by the Rabbinical Council of Bergen County. Watch Video Now >>
READ: Parenting Teens in Wartime by Bin Goldman, PsyD, Ohel Trauma Team Member. Read Now >>
READ: Parenting Children in Wartime: Tips and Tools to Survive Air Raids, Sirens and Safe Rooms by Dr. Peryl Agishtein, Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist, Lifespan Neuropsychology, Rehovot; and Tzivy Reiter, LCSW, Director of Children's & National Trauma Services, Ohel. Read Now >>
READ: Parenting Young Children in Wartime by Tzivy Reiter, Director of Ohel's Children's & National Trauma Services. Read Now >>
READ: Israel at War: Managing the Trauma for Individuals and Families by Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Tzivy Reiter, and the Ohel trauma team. Read Now >>
READ: Helping Children Cope After Trauma -- For Parents, Caregivers, and Educators. Read Now >>
LET'S TALK: The war in Israel has resulted in many dealing with increased feelings of anxiety, stress, and depression. If you are suffering and/or could benefit from speaking to a mental health professional, Ohel's team of trained therapists can help. Please call us at 718-686-3255 for an appointment.
RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS AND EDUCATORS
Teacher Support Helpline Extended Hours: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm EST. The Helpline can be reached at 718-686-3230 or email@example.com.
WATCH: Educating During a Time of War: Supporting Ourselves, Supporting Our Students -- Q&A Panel Discussion with Dr. Norman Blumenthal, Director of Trauma Services, Ohel Zachter Family National Trauma Center; Shlomo Lieberman, LCSW-R, Director of Mental Health, SBH; and Dr. Benjie Stern, PhD, Clinical Child & Adolescent School Psychologist, Director of Pediatric Adolescent Professional Psychology. Moderated by Dr. Carly Namdar, Resilience Program Coordinator, Ohel Kestenbaum Family International Children’s Services. Watch Video Now >>
WATCH: Resilience in Challenging Times. Learn more about Ohel’s newest resource, Inner Space: My Resilience Workbook, and other resilience resources. Featuring Dr. Naomi Baum, PhD, Live from Israel, Psychologist Specializing in Trauma and Resilience, and Co-Author of Inner Space: My Resilience Workbook; Tzivy Reiter, LCSW, Ohel’s Director of Children’s & Trauma Services, and Co-Author of Inner Space: My Resilience Workbook; Dr. Carly Namdar, EdD, MS Ed CSP, Ohel’s Resilience Programs Coordinator, and Co-Author of Inner Space: My Resilience Workbook Teacher’s Guide; Yuta Malka Silverman, MS Ed, Master Educator and Film Producer. Watch Video Now >>
Please check back regularly for additional resources and updates.