Temple Aliyah’s Mental Health Initiative (MHI) is comprised primarily of passionate mental health professionals, doctors, nurses and other health care providers. Formed in May 2017, our goal is to lessen the stigma around any kind of mental or behavioral health issues and bring community and caring to those dealing with these challenges.
If you are going through a difficult time, Temple Aliyah wants to be here to help and offer what we can: a community of caring friends, a shoulder to lean on, a warm hug, and a hand ready to reach out to you. Whether it is spiritual support from our clergy, understanding and tips from other members who have “been there,” or a place of peace surrounded by your community, Temple Aliyah is here for you.
Please know that our clergy are eager to be supportive of anyone who needs help or guidance. If you would like to be contacted by either Rabbi Carl Perkins, Rabbi Leslie Gordon, or Cantor Jamie Gloth, please call the synagogue office at 781-444-8522.
We are proud to present our online Resource Guide (pdf file, which will download to your computer or open in a new window or tab, depending on your browser settings). We hope you find it a compassionate and comprehensive guide, especially if you are first starting out on your journey or are simply at a loss at to where to turn.
|Please note: The Mental Health Initiative was created for the purpose of building support in our Temple Aliyah community for those experiencing challenging circumstances. Any resources suggested through this website or through the Mental Health Initiative’s programming are being provided solely for informational purposes only, and should not be relied upon for accuracy or completeness. These resources are not intended to substitute for the advice, diagnosis or treatment by qualified mental health professionals or other health care providers.|
MHI Recent and Upcoming Programs for 2018-19:
Parent Support Group
Wednesday evenings 9/12, 10/10, 11/14 and 12/12, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Please click here to see the flyer for details.
Caring for the Older Adults in our Lives
Karen Wasserman, LICSW, Director of Your Elder Experts of JF&CS
Wednesday, October 24, 7:45 to 9:15 pm
Led by Rabbi Gordon and Cantor Gloth
Monday, November 12, 7:45 – 8:45 pm
A Parent's Guide to Common Mental Health Concerns for Children
Dr. Sandra DeJong
Sunday, November 18, 10:00 to 11:30 am
Co-sponsored by Mercaz Aliyah and TA's Mental Health Initiative
For more information about the Mental Health Initiative or its programs, please contact [email protected].