When someone in our community experiences a loss of a family
member, Nechama steps in to offer emotional and tangible support. At the
request of the clergy and with the congregant’s approval, a Nechama volunteer
makes contact with the bereaved to express the condolences of the entire
community and to offer support to the family. The volunteer delivers a
challah on the first Shabbat, and checks back in with the bereaved two or three
weeks later by dropping off a “comfort bag. Many of our volunteers are temple
members who were supported during a bereavement and want to offer similar
support to others.
Volunteers sign up for one month during the year, and there
are two volunteers per month to share the mitzvah.
Nechama is one part of Temple Beth Elohim’s nationally
recognized Caring Community. If you or someone you know is in need
of the support of the Bereavement Team, or if you would like to volunteer,
Carolyn Kohlman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Clingan: (781) 234-2645 or email@example.com
Click here for TBE's Funeral Guide.
Did you know that TBE has its own section in the newly dedicated Beit Olam East Cemetery in Wayland? One hundred and eighty five plots have been designated for Temple Beth Elohim, and 122 are already reserved. If you would like more information about acquiring a plot, contact Temple member Howard Wolk at (617) 860-6177 or Lisa Berenson directly at Jewish Cemetary Association of Massachusetts at (617) 244-6509