Your synagogue community is here for you. The doors, phone lines and inboxes are open. Looking for a quiet place to sit, think, reflect, read or pray? Want to meet up with loved ones in a warm, safe and caring environment? Come to TBE. Struggling with a question or situation, or know someone who could use some support? Contact a member of our Clergy Team, or call the TBE pastoral line at (617) 584-6812. Looking for ways to talk about these current events with your children? Scroll down the page for a number of links and resources that have been compiled to help you.
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Please continue to check back for updates, additional resources and reflections from TBE staff. Please be in touch if your TBE community can be supportive in any way as we navigate life's journey together.
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Our hearts are heavy following recent events, including the protests and violence in Charlottesville and vandalism at Boston's Holocaust Memorial. 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.
Our world is imperfect. As Jews, we know this. - Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner
Why I’m Teaching My Kids That Anti-Semitism Is Not the ‘New Normal’ - Kveller.com
It’s Time to Begin Explaining Anti-Semitism to My Children - Kveller.com
How to Talk to Children About Anti-Semitism - PJ Library
How to talk to your kids about the violence in Charlottesville - LA Times
After Charlottesville, 5 Jewish Ways to Help Kids Deal - ReformJudaism.org