How can people cope, and how can religious institutions help, in the unprecedented times of COVID-19? As we keep physically distant to “flatten the curve” of the virus’s spread, how can we throw a lifeline to our physical rituals that connect us to other people, but must now be done in different ways? How can we be “Helpers,” in the words of Mr. Rogers, and feel that we are making a difference?

This conversation with Dr. David DeSteno, hosted by Temple Israel Center of Westchester, was streamed live on Zoom on March 17, 2020.


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