Dec. 19, 2006
We need volunteers. Please consider helping with a donation of your time.
Several years ago, under the leadership of Rabbi Max Weiss and Diane Krause, we began a Caring Committee. The purpose of our Caring Committee (sometimes called a Chesed or Gemilut Chasidim Committee in other congregations) is both simple and profound—to create a group of Temple members who are willing to reach out to fellow congregants in times of need. Members of our Caring Committee help drive fellow congregants to services and programs at the Temple, help fellow congregants with transportation to doctor appointments or occasional shopping, or help deliver a Shabbat basket (with candles, challah and grape juice) following a loss or stay in the hospital.
We need your help to recharge our Caring Committee. Whether you can volunteer once a year, twice a year, once a month or every week, we need your help.
Our Caring Committee has identified these activities that we need help with:
· Delivering Shabbat Baskets on either Thursday or Friday afternoon to fellow congregants who either suffered a loss during the week or were in the hospital. This would be a great Bar/Bat Mitzvah Mitzvah project. Sandy Norman will help coordinate these volunteers. You can contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
· When a fellow congregant experiences a loss, be willing to stay at their home during the Funeral Service to help receive food for the Shiva.
· Provide occasional rides for either a doctor appointments, food shopping, or to the Temple for services or a program.
· Friendly visitor or phone caller.
To truly be an embracing, welcoming, caring community, we need your help—even if only once a year. To volunteer, please call Beth at the Temple office, 610-649-7800.