The Caring Community
Caring For Each Other
We are more than a congregation. We are a community. We console each other in times of pain and celebrate together in times of joy. Our rabbi seeks the wellbeing of each member and relies on our Caring Community to help meet the needs of our members.
Why you should be part of the Caring Community:
Performing a service for someone in need provides a sacred connection between you and the person you are serving while strengthening the fibers of our community.
Each participant chooses when they help and what service they want to provide. Even if someone volunteers only once or twice a year, such as helping with a shiva or making a meal, that is still a meaningful service to our community.
Ways that the Caring Community supports our congregation:
Assist grieving members by taking care of hosting duties: We bring supplies, set up, greet guests, pass out and collect prayer books. Then we clean up when shiva is over so the mourners can be with and comforted by those who have come to express their condolences. (Shiva training provided.)
Prepare and deliver meals to members who need support, such as those recovering from illness, after the birth of a baby, etc.
We visit members who are in nursing homes, hospitals, or are homebound and would like company.
- Please note: We strictly adhere to Covid guidelines.
Help us stay connected as members of our caring community call congregants to convey Temple’s well wishes and offer specific support depending on their situation.
Send cards to community members in times of need to let them know they are in our thoughts. (Prompts for what to write are available.)
As we are able, provide rides to Shabbat and High Holiday services, medical or other necessary appointments.