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Hakhel Resources: Wellbeing

A unique resource library for Jewish Intentional Communities.

Inspiration. Tools. Support.

I Am Here; Hear Me Bark: Comedy, Disability, and the Inclusive Synagogue

by Eli Talk Pamela Schuller
Inclusivity and acceptance are part of the living spirit of any Jewish community. This video is worth a thousand words on the topic.

Loneliness: The Existential Jewish Problem

by ELI Talk Rabbi Marc Katz
How can we make our communities nourish our broader needs of its members and become a force in tackling lonliness?
Ask your community members about lonely moment they have sensed within the community. Ask them to share it, and offer ideas for gestures which could according to them minimize that feeling. Write it down and share with all the community. Try do the same with the children.

Compassion and the true meaning of Empathy

by Joan Halifax
One of the strongest tools ever is compassion. Watch this powerful talk, it is more than worth you time.