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Judaism

בָּעֶרֶב, יָלִין בֶּכִי; לַבֹּקֶר רִנָּה

'Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning’ (Psalm 30:6)

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Practising each of the five ways to wellbeing every day can have a very positive impact on your mood and wellbeing. These are also things which are encouraged in the Jewish tradition.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing & Judaism has been designed in collaboration with Jami, in consultation with Rabbi Miriam Berger and Rabbi Daniel Epstein, with the support of The London Jewish Forum, Maccabi GB and the London Borough of Barnet.

You can read the full leaflet here .


Good Thinking has also worked with London’s Jewish community to create a series of videos:

Councillor Caroline Stock, Chair of the Barnet Health and Wellbeing Board and former Mayor of Barnet on the importance of looking after your mental health and wellbeing

Laurie Rackind, Chief Executive at Jami, on connecting with other people


Rabbi Daniel Epstein of Western Marble Arch Synagogue, on being physically active

Rabbi Miriam Berger of Finchley Reform Synagogue and the Wellspring Project, on learning something new every day


Emma Dorman, Senior Education Coordinator at Jami, on giving to others

Philippa Carr, Education Manager at Jami , on paying attention to the present moment


If you are looking for additional support, the following websites and resources may be helpful:

Jami - Jami has a wealth of mental health resources and support, including: online support, carer and family support, community hubs, education and training

Jewish Bereavement Counselling Service – A bereavement focussed Jewish counselling service

Jewish Care – Jewish Care run two residential services for people with mental health needs

GIFT – GIFT run five main services, including a food bank and help in the home. You can access support services through their website or sign up to be a volunteer.

Jewish Women’s Aid – Support for Jewish women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence

Norwood – Norwood provides support for vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities and autism

Looking to help spread the word about Good Thinking and our Judaism resources for Londoners in your organisation? Simply download the free resources for our campaign below!

5 ways to wellbeing and Judaism toolkit