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Comforting the Sick (Bikur Cholim

Summer 2014

Dear Temple Members, 
Many of us are away during the summer enjoying a well-deserved break and perhaps a change of scenery. At the same time there are many Temple members who have undergone serious surgeries and are very much in need of our support. If you are around in the coming weeks and are able to perform a mitzvah by delivering a dinner to those in need, please contact Sandy Goldstein at
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Cantor Jodi Sufrin

The goal of Bikur Cholim is to provide support to those congregants dealing with serious illness, injuries or issues of continuing care. With direction from the clergy, a team member contacts congregants and offers support.  Through an initial conversation we try to learn the needs of the congregant and how we can help.  In many cases we ask to make a visit and deliver a TLC comfort bag. In this bag are things selected to bring comfort: Shabbat candles, a special TBE mug, a soothing CD by Cantor Sufrin and some delicious chicken soup made by our youth caring community.  

Most importantly, we want each congregant to know their TBE family is there to support them. 

Volunteers sign up for one month during the year, and there are two volunteers per month to share this mitzvah.

Bikur Cholim is part of Temple Beth Elohim’s nationally recognized Caring Community.    

If you or someone you know is in need of the support of the Illness Team, or if you would like to volunteer, please contact: 

Sandy Goldstein (781) 235-3417  or
Amy Fleming,  

Click here to download the Bikur Cholim Handbook






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