Celebrating the Jewish High Holidays

Guide to Improve Mental Health in the New Year

By Blue Dove Foundation September 10, 2020


There is no doubt that 5781 will look drastically different this year. While we are not celebrating together physically, we hope by sharing these resources, we can help bring the global Jewish community together in spirit if not in person.

A conversation on mental health can bring forth powerful connections with the potential to save someone’s life. To help start people talking, we created these for individuals to reflect upon and improve their own mental health as well as to contribute to the mental wellness of the Jewish Community as we look forward to a sweet new year.


Just click on the image to bring you to the resource guide.

Last year, while wearing a Blue Dove kippah at our Jewish High Holidays services, I spoke about the Blue Dove Foundation and discussed mental health, suicide and addiction for the first time in front of my congregation. Many people came up to me at the end of services; it was the first time in 23 years that people shared with me their mental health and addiction stories as well as speaking about the overdose deaths of children and family members. I’m glad I shared the resources and that I used the mi sheberach prayer for those in recovery.”

– Rabbi Larry Schuval, South Florida


  • High Holidays at Home Download a simple Rosh Hashanah Seder & Yom Kippur Guidebook or mix & match to create your own holiday gathering
  • Here For powered by OneTable Created to help you design, organize, and engage your own networks and beyond, on your own terms. From Rosh Chodesh Elul through Simchat Torah, create, find, and connect over the holiday season.
  • 2forSeder: In the Sukkah – Safely Fight Anti-Semitism from Home 2 for Seder: In the Sukkah focuses on the traditional values associated with the Jewish holiday Sukkot, encouraging hospitality, transition, and gratefulness. Simply set up a Sukkah (or your version of the Sukkah) and invite 2 friends of another faith to share a COVID-safe meal.  Start a dialogue!

Follow the Blue Dove Foundation on Facebook and Instagram You can also follow along using the #QuietingTheSilence.  For questions, please email the Blue Dove Foundation.

To learn more about the Jewish High Holidays, please visit the Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot articles.

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