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Caring

"It is not good for a person to be alone."
~Genesis 2:18

The Temple Sinai Caring Committee exists to support congregants and other Jews in the community both in their times of greatest need and their times of greatest joy. To fulfill our mission and create a caring community, the following are our current activities.

 

Meal Program

Facilitator – Paula Noble

The Sinai community is happy to bring meals to new parents or those who are homebound. We encourage you to join our list of congregants who support this program by making extra meals once or twice per year. If you or a loved one is or will be in need, please contact the rabbi or Chair of the Caring Committee to request or offer meals.

 

Assisted Living Facility Shabbat

Facilitator – Jeff Gingold

Jewish residents of Senior Living communities may be unable to attend services at Temple Sinai due to physical limitations or difficulties with transportation. Members of the Caring Committee reach out to offer brief Shabbat services at several such communities. Together, we light candles, drink wine, eat challah and say prayers. We enjoy visiting with the residents and learning about their history and their lives. 

 

Visits to Homebound Individuals

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Our goal is to demonstrate that out of sight need not mean out of mind. We converse face to face with congregants who welcome a visit. We also bring soup, which nourishes the body and uplifts the spirit. These visits are a mitzvah and enrich both visitor and recipient. Contact the Chair of the Caring Committee for information.

 

Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick)

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As part of our continuing efforts to expand our services to Temple Sinai and the greater Jewish community, the Caring Committee has organized a Bikkur Cholim Brigade to visit the sick in our community. The mitzvah of bikkur cholim means visiting the sick. The purpose of this Bikkur Cholim Brigade is more pastoral than social, and aims to provide those who are ill with a deeper connection to the Jewish community. If you are ill or know of someone who is hospitalized or recovering at home and would like a bikkur cholim visit, please click here to request a visit.

 

Mi Sheberach (Healing List)

Mi Shebeirach prayers are said each Shabbat for congregants, their families and friends who are in need of healing of the body, mind or spirit. To be included, contact our rabbi or the Temple office.

Bereavement

In times of bereavement, the Caring Committee can assist in arranging a condolence meal at the synagogue and shiva observance at home. Please contact Rabbi Bair or the Temple Office.