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Our hearts are heavy when we are forced to confront hatred, violence, anti-Semitism. Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh. Parkland. Newtown. The Boston Marathon. Local tragedies. We hear your pain, and we share it. Above all, we encourage you and seek to empower you to raise children who will build up our community, rather than tearing it down. As always, the TBE Youth team and clergy are available should your family seek additional support.
Responding to Spiritual Questions and Emotional Needs after Tragedies - Rabbi Edythe Mencher
Helping Children to Process Acts of Terrorism - Rabbi Edythe Mencher
Help Your Child Manage Traumatic Events- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
How We Can Help our Littlest Learners in the Wake of Tragedy - Tammy Kaiser, MSJE
How to Talk to Children About Anti-Semitism - PJ Library