Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it feels like the only constants are uncertainty and fear. For children that live with mental health issues, the changes in routine that come from stay-at-home orders can become significant stressors. For other children, the sense of isolation and constant worry about health has them dealing with a level of stress and anxiety to which they are unaccustomed. As children and teens continue to be confronted with future uncertainty, feelings of disappointment, fear, stress, and isolation escalate. Everyone experiences the pandemic differently.
Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of Israel’s wars were remembered in a somber virtual Jewish Federation of Cleveland’s Yom Hazikaron commemoration April 27 that featured the lighting of candles, songs and prayers and speeches.