COVID-19: Information & Resources for our Community
Holy Blossom Temple is curating this growing collection of resources specific to the current situation surrounding COVID-19. The local and national situation is changing day-by-day and hour-by-hour. We will continue to update these resources as needs evolve.
Living Longer, Living Well: Expert Advice to Enable Healthy Aging
Dr. Samir K. Sinha MD, DPhil, FRCPC, AGSF presents evidence-based advice on how to not only live longer but live well.
Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative Resources
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Distress Centres of Greater Toronto: https://www.torontodistresscentre.com/
Mental Health Resources
Talking to Children About the Pandemic
Resources for Ontarians Experiencing Mental Health and Addictions Issues During the Pandemic
Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder Education Resource
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 https://www.jewishspirituality.org
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
Members are free to borrow the Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative’s selection of books in the Holy Blossom library.
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]