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Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative


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Mental Health Resources

Talking to Children About the Pandemic
Resources for Ontarians Experiencing Mental Health and Addictions Issues During the Pandemic
Sunnybrook’s coping card

E-Counselling for HBT Members suffering from the psychological effects of COVID-19

DOREEN SASKIN, MSW, RSW (45-minute phone-call for counselling and 15-minute follow up telephone call one week later)

  • Social worker with expertise in anxiety, crisis management and resilience.

SANDRA ROTHOLC (1-hour Zoom session or phonecall)

  • Psychotherapist, RSW RMFT CST
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)
  • Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO)
  • Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, Canadian Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (CAMFT)
  • Clinical Fellow (OAMFT)
  • Certified Sex Therapist (BESTCO)

Dr. GREGRORY HAMOVITCH, Psychologist (50-minute zoom or telephone meeting weekly)

These professional counselling services are available only for Holy Blossom Temple members in need during COVID and only one (complimentary) session per person.
Reach out to Rabbi Zachary Goodman for contact information: [email protected]

For Parents
JVS Parent Talk Hotline


For Adults


For Teens


For Seniors


For Employers and Employees






Holy Blossom Temple: Daily services (7:30 am and 6 pm) & Shabbat services (Friday 6 pm and 10:30 Saturday am) 
Institute for Jewish Spirituality: DailyJewish meditation


Books for Parents

Growing up Resilient:  Ways to Build Resilience in Children and Youth by Tatyana Barankin and Nazilla Khanlou
The Fear Fix:  Solutions for Every Child’s Moments of Worry, Panic and Fear by Sarah Chana Radcliffe


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