Triggering Chain Reactions – Amudim Weekly Recap

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Triggering Chain Reactions

October 30, 2020

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Sometimes, our worries about those we love are a projection of something we ourselves have experienced. And while someone might be too traumatized to realize this is happening, with the right helping hand to open his eyes, a path to healing can begin.

Jake* first came to us with concerns that his three-year-old son was being sexually abused, based on certain behaviors that Jake had witnessed. After doing a comprehensive intake, our case manager pointed out that while she understood Jake’s concerns and wish to protect his child, and that we must always keep our eyes open for worrisome signs, his son’s behavior did not necessarily point to abuse. After several more discussions, it emerged that Jake himself had been abused as a young child, and his son’s turning three had triggered anxiety based on his own past trauma.

At the time Jake called Amudim, he was struggling with emotional regulation and detachment issues which were affecting his marriage; his wife noted that Jake often sulked in his room for hours, and there were constant arguments revolving around power dynamics within their relationship and financial difficulties. Jake’s case manager felt that intensive inpatient treatment was needed by this point, and thankfully, the client had good insurance that would cover the costs. After recently returning to his everyday life, Jake has begun weekly therapy and even resumed his college studies, which were interrupted by all of the pain and anxiety in his life. He notes that he feels lucky to have found Amudim when he did, and been granted the opportunity to become healthier for himself and his wife and family.

We will continue to follow up with Jake as he continues on his journey. If you are worried for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call. We are here to help and support every individual in finding clarity and peace in times of need.

*Names and details have been changed for privacy purposes.

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WEEK ENDING: October 30, 2020
79 New Amudim Cases Opened This Week

  • 4 Anxiety
  • 8 At Risk Guidance
  • 2 Child Abuse and Neglect
  • 3 Depression
  • 6 Domestic Violence
  • 13 Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • 2 Eating Disorder
  • 2 Housing Placement
  • 2 Internet Addiction
  • 1 Legal Matters
  • 6 Mental Health
  • 2 Psyc Emergencies
  • 3 School Placement
  • 2 Sex Addiction
  • 14 Sexual Abuse
  • 3 Suicide Prevention
  • 6 Therapy Referrals

Each week, Amudim fields calls covering a wide range of crises and addressing various human concerns, including addiction, depression, abuse, health and domestic emergencies and many others. We track the calls and breakdown of issues for many reasons, foremost of which is to consistently improve and strengthen our knowledge and ability to address community’s needs.


Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amudim has assisted hundreds of community members with arranging safe emergency travel to Israel, primarily for funerals and medical-related matters, as well as for students. We have updated our website to provide updated information and guidelines for all types of travel to Israel.

Please click below, where we have included as much relevant and current information as possible, including the necessary forms, requirements, and the contact person to speak to directly for emergencies.

Student Visa
Funeral Travel
Medical Travel
Simcha Travel


Navigating Feelings of
Anger During Corona

“I’m sorry, Eli, but with all work being done from home, we simply have no need for an office manager,” Eli’s boss said empathetically. “Once we return to the office, you’ll have your job back. But until then I just can’t pay you.” Eli was nervous, but assumed the situation would improve sooner than later. With schools closed and nowhere to go, he hoped to enhance his relationship with his children while at home.

Things did not go according to plan. Rachel was swamped with her therapy practice and couldn’t keep up with the housework. However inconvenient to Eli, he knew that her practice was their family’s financial security.



Riding The Rolling Coaster of Schooling Today

A Discussion for Parents with:

Rabbi Dovid Morgenstern,
Menahel Upper Elementary School, Yeshiva Darchei Torah,

Dr. Joel Rosenshein,
Senior Member of The United Task Force.

Moderated by Zvi Gluck,
CEO of Amudim


Join the team as we #Run4Amudim

Amudim is excited to announce our #Run4Amudim initiative in order to raise much needed funds for our essential mission.

Please visit run4amudim.com for details on how to sign up as a runner, sponsor, or to make a donation. We look forward to “running” as partners with you to support those who need our help.


We work every day to change the lives of those in need. We need your help to continue these efforts.

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