Jewish Services


Roots in Wellness stands firmly against any form of antisemitism, racism, or bigotry.

At Roots in Wellness, we offer culturally sensitive therapy and support for people who are Jewish or feel a connection to the Jewish community. We understand the significance of identity, shared experiences, faith, community, and well-being in therapy.
Our approach is rooted in the belief that each person is unique, each person’s journey is unique, and each person’s Judaism is unique. We acknowledge the impacts that intergenerational trauma and collective grief can have on people locally in our communities. Together, we can explore healing, hope, and self-compassion in the context of your faith and heritage.

Individual & Family Therapy

Response to terrorism, antisemitism, and war: The current situation in Israel and around the world can bring on feelings of sadness, anger, fear and so much more. Process your feelings with compassion and validation. 

Grief & Loss Support: Find solace and healing while honoring Jewish mourning traditions.

Individual & Family Therapy: Address personal and familial challenges with a therapist who understands the unique dynamics within the Jewish community.

Life Transitions: Receive support during significant life changes, aligning with your Jewish values.

Joy Pekar

Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying)

Joy Pekar offers individual and family therapy to those who are struggling with intergenerational & vicarious trauma, religious trauma, survivor’s guilt, antisemitism, and more.

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Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center

FSWC produces a wide range of programming, workshops, special events and other initiatives, both in person and online.

Jewish Family and Child Service of Greater Toronto

A multi-service agency that strengthens and supports individuals, children, families and communities by increasing safety and security, improving mental health and wellness and reducing the effects of poverty, within the context of Jewish values.

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

The UJA Federation provides help by encouraging and strengthening the Jewish population by providing mental health services

Hamilton Jewish Family Services

HJFS produces a wide range of programming, workshops, supportive counseling for individuals and groups, and other initiatives, both in person and online.

Jewish Family Services Ottawa

JFS Ottawa offers support to families who are vulnerable, individuals, children, they offer counselling services, abuse and harassment support, and newcomer support.

Jewish General Hospital

JGH provides cutting-edge treatment and compassionate care to patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds in Montreal

Interested in Services?

We’re working on developing some programming – get in touch to get on our wait list and receive information once we’re all set!
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