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Shluchim Toolbox:
Mental Health Insights

Tailored for Shluchim seeking to enhance their understanding of mental health, The Shluchim Toolbox is a certificate program that offers a comprehensive exploration of common challenges and mental health issues that arise within our communities, families, and among our peers. This course will equip you with the tools needed to be a strong support, learn to foster resilience and give you the ability to embrace a more impactful, empathetic leadership role.


There are 6 modules and approximately 3-4 hours of work per module. Participants are given one week to complete each module, ensuring ample time and flexibility to fit this into their busy schedules.


Modules include reading, watching videos, listening to “Voices from the Field”, reviewing content, and reflecting on what was learned by participating in live course discussions. After each module, a live group session will be held virtually with a facilitator with guest experts in the field. These sessions will provide an opportunity to deepen understanding, ask questions, and connect with fellow participants who can continue to be strong support after the course is completed.

Modules Include

  • What is Mentorship?

  • Understanding Addictions

  • Understanding Trauma

  • Understanding Family & Marital Dynamics

  • Understanding Loss & Bereavement

  • Building Resilience 


  • Fully online

  • 6 week course 

  • Move through the modules week-by-week together with fellow learners

  • Within each module, work on your schedule and at your own pace

  • Ongoing interaction with fellow learners

  • Mental health professionals (each an expert in their field) will join live online group meet-ups

What Will You Gain?

Although many of these topics may be familiar to you, this certification course will level up your abilities to not only understand these mental health issues but to be able to implement practical, impactful solutions within your sphere of influence. With content aligned with Torah and Chassidus, and networking with mental health experts who lead Torah-aligned lives, this course will help bridge the gap between modern psychology and Jewish wisdom.

July 18, 2024 - September 5, 2024

Live Zoom Sessions:
Shliach Cohort:  Thursdays 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Facilitator: Rabbi Michoel Gourarie 

Shlucha Cohort: Wednesdays  8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EST

Facilitator: Rona Novick, PhD 

Orientation (Pre-recorded) - July 18th

1. What is Mentorship

Women - July 24

Men - July 25

Guest Presenter: Rabbi Michoel Gourarie 


2. Understanding Addiction

Women - July 31

Men - August 1
Guest Presenter: Chananyah Silverman LCSW

3. Understanding Trauma

Women - August 7

Men - August 8

Guest Presenter:

4. Understanding Marriage and Family Dynamics

Women - August 21

Men - August 22

Guest Presenter: Dr. Rona Milch Novick

5. Understanding Loss and Bereavement

Women - August 28

Men - August 29

Guest Presenter: 

6. Building Resilience

Women - September 4

Men- September 5

Guest Presenter: Dr. Rona Milch Novick

Have Questions?

Feel free to reach out to Etti Krinsky at

Enrollment Fee: $300 

A generous sponsor is offering 50% scholarships!

The cost is now $149.       Use Code SAVE50

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