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ADAMA TOVA CENTER 
SUPPORTING THE SURVIVORS AND FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE MUSIC FESTIVALS OF OCTOBER 7

The Adama Tova ("Good Earth”) Center, was established as a private volunteer initiative a week after the horrifying terror attacks of October 7, 2023. The center was established to support survivors of the Nova Music Festival and three additional music festivals nearby, in southern Israel and their loved ones, including family members of survivors and victims, friends and community members. Set in rural surroundings, the center serves residents of the Shfela region of central-southern Israel and is the only one of its kind in this area.

Adama Tova is a supportive space that fosters emotional resilience through personal connections, one-on-one dialogue, formal and informal group work, nature, creativity, music, movement, building a sense of belonging, and spirituality as an anchor for recovery.

ABOUT US

The Adama Tova center helps survivors process their experience and cope with the first year of mourning; helping them to find their way back to life despite the loss and trauma they have experienced. In Judaism, the first twelve months of mourning are of utmost importance. They are a time for strengthening the capability of both the individual and the community to process personal and collective loss and trauma and to learn to live despite, and because, of it. Adama Tova aims to provide a place for this hurt and grieving community to come together, mourn, process, and acknowledge their grief, with the aim of returning to a full life.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTER

ENGAGEMENT MODEL OF THE CENTER

The Center’s engagement model is uniquely adapted for mass casualty events in Israeli society and communities, addressing all aspects of resilience building. These methods, outlined below, are essential for enabling post-trauma growth, allowing survivors to recover and return to their lives by working on the mind-body connection, emotional well-being, belonging and community, spiritual connection and hope.

 

Adama Tova operates on two parallel tracks

Individualized programs and group work
Program participants are given a customized, personal intervention plan, that includes working with a specific mentor, chosen from amongst Adama’s therapists and volunteers, participating in specialized therapy groups, working with a therapist in the community, and other interventions, based on need.​

Open House Days
Three days of organized activities each week for approximately 40 participants per day. The work here is informal in nature, with an emphasis on creating a supportive and stable therapeutic environment that provides a sense of security and facilitates growth.

STAFF

Adama Tova was established by therapists who specialize in trauma, with the support of around 50 volunteers who are familiar with the trance and psychedelic lifestyle. Of these, 20 are certified therapists who specialize in trauma and crisis intervention and 30 are volunteers who help maintain the center and support those who use it. There is a permanent staff of 12-14 professionals from a range of therapeutic backgrounds present at all times.

Help us support the survivors of the 7 Oct. festivals and their families rebuild their lives.

DONATION

The Center’s engagement model is uniquely adapted for mass casualty events in Israeli society and communities, addressing all aspects of resilience building. These methods, outlined below, are essential for enabling post-trauma growth, allowing survivors to recover and return to their lives by working on the mind-body connection, emotional well-being, belonging and community, spiritual connection and hope.

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