Supporting Mental Health Amidst Crisis
October 27, 2023

It’s hard to even remember what the world was like a month ago before we found ourselves living in a world where evil is embraced and our worst fears are coming true before our very eyes. Things have been extremely hard on everyone since the war broke out, and all of us at Amudim and Amudim Israel have been working overtime to provide mental health and support services to those affected by the conflict.

It should come as no surprise that the need for mental health support for Americans in Israel has exploded in recent weeks. Spending a gap year in Israel has been a rite of passage for our post high school students, but no seminary girl or yeshiva student came to Israel mentally prepared to wake up one day and find themselves in the middle a war zone. It is safe to say that while some are faring better than others, virtually all have been impacted in some way by the ongoing crisis. Similarly, lone soldiers who are far from their normal support systems are also encountering significant challenges in the face of a sudden military conflict of this nature, as American olim who may not speak Hebrew or have the ability to navigate the Israeli mental health system.

One of the many resources that Amudim is offering is free virtual therapy. We are partnering with SIMHA to offer three free virtual counseling sessions for English speakers currently in Israel, whether for processing or a specific purpose. These sessions are provided by licensed professionals and offer a confidential opportunity for individuals who may be struggling to discuss their thoughts and concerns. We encourage any Americans who are facing difficulties at this time—such as students, lone soldiers, wives of IDF reservists, and new olim—to take advantage of these sessions, which can provide critical emotional and psychological support. We are also in the process of securing funding and additional resources for those who may require therapy beyond the initial three free crisis processing sessions.

We are living in extraordinarily difficult times. Even as we pray for an end to this war and those who perpetuate evil and terror, we are continuing to do everything we can to support those in need to the best of our ability.

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You can explore the free Darcheinu session titled "Tragic Current Events - War In Israel."
This resource is designed to be adaptable for both the classroom and as a valuable tool for parents.

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Week Ending October 27, 2023
346 New Matters Addressed This Week
Across 8 Countries Worldwide,
6 States and 24 Cities in the USA in the USA

Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.


We understand that the ongoing conflict in Israel affects us all, especially our Anglo community members students, lone soldiers, wives of soldiers in reserve, and anyone who feels misplaced due to the turmoil of war.

Amudim, in partnership with SHIMA, is providing 3 FREE virtual counseling sessions with licensed professionals.

These confidential sessions offer a safe space for you to express your feelings, fears, and concerns, and to find the support you need during this difficult period.

If you or someone you know is struggling and seeking anonymous support, please don’t hesitate to reach out

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Run for Amudim
Volunteers Needed (2)

At Amudim, our volunteers are the heart and soul of this incredible journey. You're not just helping; you're powering up the experience! Your dedication and support are like the secret sauce that makes this weekend unforgettable and deeply impactful.

Join us and be a part of the driving force behind this extraordinary event. Your contribution as a volunteer is your mark on a meaningful occasion that changes lives.
As a vital part of the Run for Amudim experience, volunteers play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless execution of this weekend's events. Your dedication and support are essential to the overall success of this meaningful weekend.

Volunteer tasks include:
1. Packing swag bags
2. Thursday night runner check-in
3. Placing directional signs around the hotel
4. Friday sign decorating
5. Setting up the marathon booth on Sunday morning
6. Participating in the cheer squad

Cost and Benefits:
To be part of this extraordinary weekend, we request a contribution of $200. In return, Amudim will provide the following:
- Flights within the United States
- Transportation within Florida
- All meals throughout the weekend

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This week

Eitan Katz - Free Unity Kumzitz For Israel
Thu Nov 2nd 2023, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills
70-11 150th St, Queens, NY 11367, USA
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Crisis Response

As we sent our latest flight full with cargo of humanitarian supplies to Israel, we placed a photo of each hostage in a seat, hoping and praying for their safe return
Am Yisrael Chai
Thank you @elalisrael @elalusa @fnx_group and @zvigluck for making this important project a possibility
#AmYisraelChai #IsraelAtWar #BringOurPeopleHome
#ReleaseTheHostages #IStandWithIsrael #WeStandWithIsrael

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