Leadership and Service: Stepping into the Shamash Role

The Blue Dove Foundation

Leadership and ServiceEach of us can be a shamash in our own lives. The middah (Jewish value) of tikkun olam (repairing the world) tells us it is our responsibility to help uplift and heal our communities and the world. 

Leadership is a service role; it does not necessarily mean being the best. There is a Jewish midrash that explains Moses was picked to be the leader of the Jewish people because he cared about each and every sheep in his flock.

When it comes to mental well-being, we all have a connection. Whether you struggle with your own mental health, have a loved one who does or are part of the Jewish community, creating a kehillah kedoshah (a sacred community) helps each member (or candle!) shine their brightest.


Area of Work

  • FE - Family Engagement
  • CL - Congregational Learning
  • T - Teens

Resource Type

  • Lesson

Resource Category

  • Mental Health

Resource Topic

  • Holidays
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness
  • Well-being


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