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Nefesh Resources

The Nefesh Committee offers the following resources to our Beth Chaim family as we adjust to the reality of Coronavirus.

COVID Articles & Podcasts


Dear Therapist’s Guide to Staying Sane During a Pandemic

You can let anxiety consume you, or you can feel the fear and also find joy in ordinary life, even now.
Read the article in The Atlantic

Taking care of yourself during the pandemic, from head to toe

It’s been more than a month since many of us have been to work, the gym or the hairdressers. We’re still not sleeping well, our hands are dry from too much hand sanitizer, and our brains are foggy from reading too much about covid-19. Take a step back and pay attention to your mental and physical needs during this time. You’ll be glad you did.
Read the article in The Washington Post

How to Talk to Your Kids about Canceled Summer Plans

This resource can guide you and your family in ongoing discussions with children during the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers specific language you can use when responding to 
children about the heartbreaking news that they will not be able to attend camp or other planned programming this summer.

Read more at ReformJudaism.org

Dispelling Myths on Mental Illness

Read more at Nami.org

Facing Pandemic Fears with an Awake Heart from Tara Brach

While it’s natural to feel fear during times of great collective crisis, our challenge is that fear easily takes over our lives. This talk explores how the mindfulness and compassion of the RAIN meditation can help us find an inner refuge in the face of fear, and deepen our loving connection with each other.

Listen to the podcast

Other Articles

Calming Election Day Anxiety - New York Times

What I Learned as a Parent of a Transgender Child
by Paria Hassouri, M.D.
A parent describes her own transition toward acceptance of her child’s identity.

Click here for a quick reference to guide parents in managing their children’s concerns and questions related to pandemic.

Meditation Sites

Spiritual Wisdom and Guidance

Anxiety and Depression Guide During COVID-19

Other Resources

  • Amazon - If you have Amazon Prime or an Amazon Firestick you have access to fitness videos ranging from children’s yoga to strength training to Zumba!

  • YUMMLY! - Takes perfect comfort food recipes and makes them healthier.

Nefesh, Hebrew for spirit of life or breath of life.
The Nefesh Committee, part of our Gateways Initiative,
provides information, resources and programming to
nourish the mind, body and soul of the
members of the Beth Chaim family.

329 Village Road East l Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 l ​Tel: 609-799-9401 l ​Fax: 609-799-9249

office@bethchaim.org EIN 23-7129982

© 2020 by Congregation Beth Chaim

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