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Searching for Help

October 16, 2020

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If we search, we can often find help in the most random of places. Amudim’s mission to spread awareness and let people know that we are here is only as good as a person’s ability to reach us. And when a client reaches out after having seen one of our PSA videos, or an Instagram or whatsapp post, or even based on the advice of a friend, we take solace in knowing that our outreach efforts have not been in vain.

Danny*, a 39 year-old facing a myriad of struggles, found us when he went searching on google for a Jewish organization that might be able to offer support. Danny suffers from extreme anxiety and depression; he is the sole caregiver of his mother, who has dementia, and has a disabled brother who lives in a group home; his father has not been in the picture for a long time. Danny feels conflicted about wanting to be there for his mother while also being able to move forward with his life. He feels guilty about the notion that his mother may one day have to move into a care facility, and that his brother is growing up alone and away from his family.

When Danny called us, our case manager’s first priority was to validate Danny’s emotions, and reassure him that there are resources to ensure that his family is taken care of so that he can give himself permission to focus on his own needs. Danny also expressed feeling lost because he was brought up in a traditional Jewish household and wants to become more involved with Judaism, but has no idea where to turn.

Our case manager recommended therapy for Danny, seeing that he needs a safe place to process his feelings and get his own life in order. She worked with him to find an appropriate professional who accepts his insurance, and Danny has been seeing his therapist on a regular basis. We were also able to connect him with a Rabbi in Chabad who has been guiding Danny on the path of spiritual growth he is yearning to pursue.

Life and its challenges are not always easy, not by a long shot; but with the right support and knowing you’re not alone, there is always a way through to overcome the hard parts and find a hopeful outlook for the future. If you or someone you know needs help, please call us. Any time. We are here.

*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

We work every day to change the lives of those in need. We need your help to continue these efforts.

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WEEK ENDING: October 16, 2020
52 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

  • 3 At Risk Guidance
  • 2 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 4 Depression
  • 2 Domestic Violence
  • 7 Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • 1 Legal Matters
  • 1 Overdose
  • 6 Mental Health
  • 2 Psyc Emergecies
  • 4 Sex Addiction
  • 8 Sexual Abuse
  • 3 Suicide Prevention
  • 8 Therapy Referrals

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.


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amudim has assisted hundreds of community members with arranging safe emergency travel to Israel, primarily for funerals and medical-related matters, as well as for students. We have updated our website to provide updated information and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.

Please click below, where we have included as much relevant and current information as possible, including the necessary forms, requirements, and the contact person to speak to directly for emergencies.

Student Visa
Funeral Travel
Medical Travel
Simcha Travel


Maintaining Our Mental Health
& Self-Care Techniques

Thursday, October 22, 8:30pm IST

As the COVID-19 uncertainty continues, Amudim Israel and the Jerusalem Municipality present a special program to discuss the pandemic’s impact on mental health and provide various grounding, relaxation, and calming techniques.

Opening remarks: Nathalie Athlan, Jerusalem Municipality Education Department
Workshop with: Yochanan Pollack, Case Manager, Amudim Israel



Join the team as we #Run4Amudim

Amudim is excited to announce our #Run4Amudim initiative in order to raise much needed funds for our essential mission.

Please visit run4amudim.com for details on how to sign up as a runner, sponsor, or to make a donation. We look forward to “running” as partners with you to support those who need our help.


We work every day to change the lives of those in need. We need your help to continue these efforts.

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