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Wellness Resources
for the Crisis in Israel

Amidst the ongoing crisis in Israel, The Ark’s team of professionals stands ready to support individuals and families in the Chicagoland Jewish Community as they process these events.

For additional assistance and guidance, we’ve curated a collection of community resources. Included are wellness strategies, approaches for discussing the current situation with children, suggestions on limiting media exposure, and materials for managing trauma and stress.

We encourage you to utilize these resources as we navigate through these challenging times together.


Practices for Managing Stress and Trauma

Wellness Resources from The Blue Dove Foundation

Advice for Discussing the Ongoing Crisis with Kids from PJ Library

Tools for Talking with Kids from Chai Lifeline

Tips for Engaging and Disengaging on Social Media

JCFS Chicago Warm Line: Support for anyone, anywhere. Call (855) 275-5237 to talk with someone, including Hebrew-speaking emotional support professionals, between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Fridays.