Rabbi Sruli Fried, MSW, Director of Chai Lifeline NJ/ PA, presented a crisis response training to 90 teachers at the Oak Street Elementary School in response to several recent tragedies in the Lakewood community.read full story
The Jewish community is reeling with heartbreak following the tragic news of Reb Dovid Traube’s, z”l, drowning in Greenwood Lake yesterday.
In response to the numerous questions and concerns we have received, Project Chai, the crisis intervention, trauma and bereavement department of Chai Lifeline, will host a community-wide conference call tonight, Monday, August 19, at 9:30 p.m. ET. Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox, Project Chai Director of Interventions and Community Education, will address various psychological, spiritual, parenting, and practical concerns regarding children and adults.read full story
By Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox, Director of Interventions and Community Education
Any occurrence that constitutes a significant break in routine coupled with a potential threat to life and limb can evoke traumatic reactions. Many residents in our community have been exposed to such trauma during the recent hurricane and may be emotionally reeling from its impact.
The following suggestions for helping your children and family cope with the lingering impact and effects of this calamitous event may be helpful as the entire community comes to grips with the devastating storm. read full story