Jewish Federation of St. Louis and supporting partners will be presenting workshop opportunities focused on Jewish mental wellness.

The workshops are part of Federation’s efforts to improve our community’s ability to respond to mental health challenges during the pandemic and beyond.

Consistent with local and national trends, mental health and well-being has been one of the most persistent challenges in the local Jewish community during the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent survey of our community organizations’ leadership found that mental health is the biggest need among their constituents right now, across many age groups and populations.

The workshops will be facilitated by the Blue Dove Foundation and are targeted to staff of local Jewish organizations, Rabbis and clergy, and general community members. At these workshops, participants will learn how to make mental wellness a part of their community’s culture and Jewish practice, and identify mental health concerns and how to address them.

The workshop series agenda includes:

  • What it means to be inclusive, holistic, and responsive.
  • Applying Jewish values to conversations about mental wellness.
  • Recognizing when someone is in need of help.
  • Offering support effectively.
  • How to share this information.

All trainings will be held virtually and space is limited. For more information and to register, go to

Supporting partners in the workshops are the Lubin-Green Foundation, JProStL, JFS, the J, and the Blue Dove Foundation.