Through mental health and wellness-focused programs, workshops, and retreats, BaMidbar helps individuals bolster personal resilience by expanding their understanding of mental health and grounding that understanding within their Jewish identity. Participants work to remove the stigmas surrounding mental health and wellness, educating themselves, their peers, and their community.
To review a list of the current community wellness programs we’re offering, click here.
Wellness Fellowships & Internships
Focused on peer engagement through a mental health and wellness lens, BaMidbar’s Wellness Fellowship engages youth and young adults to work to remove the stigmas surrounding mental health and wellness, educating themselves and their peers through group learning and programmatic opportunities. During the program, Wellness Fellows engage in training seminars and mentoring check-in sessions. Participants receive high-level training in mental health awareness, advocacy, relational engagement, and leadership development. Fellows also develop community service projects related to mental health awareness and stigma reduction and introduce them to their home communities. The Wellness Fellowship was developed in partnership with the Jewish Teen Initiative at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston.
BaMidbar is working to scale this highly replicable Prevention programming model. We are actively seeking partners to launch the Wellness Fellowship in other communities across the country. For more information and to inquire, please contact Emily Heeren, Program Director, at EmilyH@BaMidbarTherapy.org.
Prevention Program Partnerships
The Jewish Teen Initiative’s Wellness Track of the Peer Leadership Fellowship brings together teens from across Greater Boston area. Fellows learn about resilience, mental health, wellness, and stigma reduction through a Jewish lens, and use service and projects to share that learning with their community.
FJC’s MESSH (mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health) Internship provides camp counselors (18+) with resources for supporting cultures of mental health and wellness at camp. Interns will learn tools to: remove the stigmas surrounding mental health and wellness, educate themselves and their peers, and appropriately support their campers. Applications NOW OPEN through September 30, 2022.
The Teen Wellness Fellowship trains and empowers teens to be change-makers in the ongoing conversation around mental health in the Jewish community. Fellows will work to increase awareness and decrease stigma around mental health through personal exploration, group learning, and field-based projects. Participants receive a $500 stipend, and applications NOW OPEN through December 1, 2022.
Are you a synagogue looking to create a rite of passage experience for your B’nai Mitzvah or confirmation classes? Are you a day school hoping to support your seniors with a successful transition into college? Are you a camp looking to connect your outdoor programming with mental health and wellness curriculum? Or are you a Hillel hoping to build community and engage students in a new and unique experience?
Take your community OUTSIDE to try something different, seek fresh perspective, and build connections. We work with diverse organizations to create a customized curriculum and itinerary for the group. Give us a call today to share your goals, and we’ll craft an experience unique to your community’s needs.
Students will engage with a supportive and healthy community of like-minded young adults, and cultivate strong relationships that continue upon their return home.
BaMidbar’s wellness programs focus on building resilience through increased self-confidence, skill-building, and healthy relationships.