Serious Jews, Funny Jews: Stories
Martin Lindauer, a member of B’nai Emunah, has published a Kindle edition e-book, Serious Jews, Funny Jews: Stories, available on Amazon.com for $0.99. Learn more
Twilight, an Album of Songs
Ralph Sinick has just published a new CD called Twilight, available in the B’nai Emunah gift shop. Most of the proceeds will benefit B’nai Emunah.
Supporting Children in Times of Uncertainty
Seeing and hearing about local and world events, such as the outbreak of COVID-19, may cause children to experience stress, anxiety, and fears. These are resources for supporting children during times of uncertainty. If you are aware of other resources, please use the contact form on this website to let us know.
- Explaining the News to Our Kids (Common Sense Media)
- Children and the News (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Resources for Adults
- A Spiritual Care Note prepared by the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
- “In These Hard Times”, words and music by Cantor Linda Hirschhorn. Sheet Music | Feel free to pass on.
- Israeli Philharmonic plays Passover tunes
- And this Prayer of Hope:
A Prayer of Hope During this Pandemic
by Rabbi Naomi Levy
We are frightened, God,
Worried for our loved ones,
Worried for our world.
Helpless and confused,
We turn to You
Seeking comfort, faith and hope.
Teach us God, to turn our panic into patience,
And our fear into acts of kindness and support.
Our strong must watch out for our weak,
Our young must take care of our old.
Help each one of us to do our part to halt the spread of this virus
Send strength and courage to the doctors and nurses
In the frontlines of this battle,
Fortify them with the full force of their healing powers.
Send wisdom and insight to the scientists
Working day and night across the world to discover healing treatments.
Bless their efforts, God.
Fill our leaders with the wisdom and the courage
To choose wisely and act quickly.
Help us, God, to see that we are one world,
Who will rise above this pandemic together.
Send us health God,
Watch over us,
Grace us with Your love,
Bless us with Your healing light.
Hear us God,
Heal us God,