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Resources During COVID - 19

Let us Know if you Need Help!

This is a difficult time to be distanced from the community and might be especially isolating for those who may be in a high-risk category. During Rabbi Evette's sabbatical (June 1 - August 31, 2020) please reach out to Becky Epstein, exec@bnaihavurah.org, 720-327-5394. Becky will contact reach out to Rabbi Bridie Becker. Also our Chesed Co-Chairs, Lorrie Tishler, lorrie_edits@yahoo.com and Carol Bubes, cbubes@outlook.com , are ready to help you if you are need of connection and support.

Please keep an eye on friends, neighbors, and family. Also, take care of yourself!

If you would like to let us know via our website that you could use some help or if you would like to offer help, please go here: https://www.bnaihavurah.org/kehilla-community-needing-and-offering-assistance-during-covid-19.html

Resources for Mental Health 

10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety, March 18, The New York Times

Colorado Crises Services
Reach out for free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support.
1-844-493-TALK (8255)

https://coloradocrisisservices.org/

Mental Health Center of Denver, Colorado Crisis Services

The Walk-in Center is open: 4353 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

Additional resource for Mental Health during the COVID Crises:

https://mhcd.org/covid19/resources-for-you/

RESOURCES for HEALTH:

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION: https://www.cdc.gov/

Safe Grocery Shopping in the COVID-19 Pandemic - updated

Resource List created by Ekar Farm - very comprehensive list and it is being updated as well:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTPxcxyTHUDdaRK5jwekMFiGBN8UxsWxMVmATt6P_zjfRexUZbFICqZlVV-shcIR9O4XhN83WFa_OAV/pub?urp=gmail_link

Jewish Family Service and JEWISHcolorado are providing financial assistance to those in the Jewish community who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis:
 jewishfamilyservice.org/covidemergencyresponse or call 720.248.4701. Callers should mention that B'nai Havurah referred them.

Jewish Interest-Free Loans:
If you are Jewish, live in Colorado, and need financial assistance, Temple Sinai might be able to help! In 1998 the Jewish Interest-Free Loan of Colorado became the newest of over 50 such organizations. We are pleased to serve the needs of our people state-wide. For additional information, please contact JIFLCO at Temple Sinai at 303-759-1827 or leave a message at 303-369-5714

The Resource List below was provided by Chris Hansen, Democrat for State Senate:

Colorado Public Radio: The Latest on the Covid-19 Virus:
https://www.cpr.org/category/health/

Colorado Public Radio-What You Need to Know Today:
https://www.cpr.org/2020/03/25/colorado-coronavirus-updates-closures-testing-cases-and-more-10/

Technical Resources

Helpful document on using Zoom - click here

Thank you to Jacob Weinberg of Reconstructing Judaism for this helpful guide!

Organizations in Need of Assistance

Organizations that could use some help!

Family Promise of Greater Denver has had to suspend it's rotational shelter model in area synagogues and churches.  They have had to place families in a motel to ensure that both the families and volunteers remain safe and healthy.  They are in great need of donations to assist with this emergency shelter as they have no extra funds in their budget to meet these unexpected needs.  Family Promise has received a Tikkun Olam grant in the past and congregation members and havurot have volunteered with their program.  Their website for donations is:  familypromiseofgreaterdenver.org
 
Food Bank of the Rockies is in need of money and healthy volunteers:   foodbankrockies.org 

The Action Center offers drive by distributions of prepackaged boxes of food and can use donations and volunteers:  theactioncenter.org

Jewish Family Service for donations, assistance to seniors and mental health counseling: jewishfamilyservice.org

A Little Help coordinates aid to seniors:  alittlehelp.org

A Precious Child is in need of donations to provide diapers, hygiene products and other needs for families:   apreciouschild.org

Denver Metro Area Artist COVID-19 Relief Fund on GoFundMeMehttps://www.gofundme.com/f/denver-metro-area-artist-relief-fund


Project Angel Heart can use donations and assistance with delivery of meals:   projectangelheart.org

Vitalant for blood donation:   vitalant.org

OTHER RESOURCES - FROM OUR MEMBERS

Check out these Other Israel Films on Israel Film Center Stream:
THE SYRIAN BRIDE
INVISIBLES
DOVE'S CRY
ORANGES


Dinner + a Movie, presented by  DoorDash and Denver Film:

https://www.denverfilm.org/dinner-and-a-movie/
(not free but darn good movies!)

The 11th Plague? Passover in a Pandemic  Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward, hosted a conversation about how Jews are approaching and adapting the holiday. Watch the video recording here: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6d7t_gtPNg&feature=youtu.be


Thank you to Bobbi Furer for her submission: 

AN OPEN LETTER TO DR. ANTHONY FAUCI ASKING FOR PASSOVER SEDER ADVICE, by JACKIE PICK - Click here

Thu, October 29 2020 11 Cheshvan 5781