Social distancing & sheltering in place community resource guide


Here are links to help make life a little more comfortable while in quarantine. Have something to add? Contact Editor David Holzel at [email protected]


At-Home Activities

Check these websites for resources and ideas for things to do at home, including learning, fitness, and arts and culture.

Louise D. & Morton J. Macks Center for Jewish Education

Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools



Personal Essays

Check these essays from people in Jewish communities about their thoughts and experiences with COVID-19.

Pandemic Parenting

I’m a Pediatrician Who Sees Kids With Coronavirus Every Day

Will the Coronavirus Create a New Reality in the Middle East?

Finding Inspiration in Anne Frank During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tips on How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

Jewish Epidemiologist Offers Community Recommendations That Can Save Lives


Health and wellness

7 Tips to Avoid Going Stir-Crazy While Working from Home

305 Fitness Workouts

Gratitude in a Time of Social Distancing

6 Self-Care Apps You Need Right Now

Ask the Experts: A COVID-19  Webinar with Local Medical Leaders


Help and Hotlines

National Hotlines

Jewish Mental Health Resources

Ta’amod: Stand Up!, an initiative dedicated to helping Jewish communal organizations and institutions create safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces and communal spaces, is launching a new call line to support individuals who have experienced or witnessed such behavior –  online or in person.

The call line (833-760-0330 and at will provide national phone-based support, legal information, advocacy, counseling, and referrals to vetted local and national experts nationwide. The call line is free, anonymous, and confidential. Callers may be currently experiencing harassment or abuse in their  workplace, or they may need support on an issue prior to the current pandemic- workplace situation.




Jewish Mindfulness Meditation Starter Kit

Spiritual Resources for Dealing With Anxiety


Kids and families

 Codemonkey: Coding for Kids

Family Time Machine

Resources for Quarantined Families



Advice for Pandemic Parenting of Teenagers

30+ Free Online Resources for Parents Homeschooling Their Kids

Best Practices for Helping Children Adapt to Changes in  Routines

Working From Home With Kids

Messy Recipes



Covenant & Conversation with Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Israel Story

Jewish History Matters


AJC Advocacy events and resources

GatherDC’s Coronavirus Coping Guide

Sources include The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Resource Center: Connect with Purpose During COVID-19



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