Caring for Others – Caring for Ourselves
Caring Community develops programs that integrate acts of loving kindness into the lives of TBE members in times of joy, sorrow and transition. We also aim to foster activities that promote self-awareness, connection and well-being. Caring Community is under the direction of Jodi Sufrin, our beloved Cantor.
Our nationally recognized outreach programs help make Temple Beth Elohim a sacred community. Volunteers who serve on three core teams – Comforting the Sick (Bikur Cholim), Bereavement (Nechama) and Healing (Refuah) - touch the lives of hundreds of congregants each year in meaningful ways.
“...these expressions of concern and care mean so much… It is very comforting to know that there is such a supportive group of people there to help....I am reminded of the wonderful selfless members of the caring community of Temple Beth Elohim. I truly know that our temple is a very special and unique place.”
College Connection - sustains a connection between TBE, college students and their parents by sending care packages with Jewish content and treats to the students on the Jewish Holidays. Learn more.
Game Day - The third Monday of each month, 2:00-4:00 pm (NEW time). Stop by to play mah jongg, bridge or scrabble. Meet new friends, hone your skills and have some fun. Please bring your friends from temple, but keep in mind that this group is for temple members only. (Of course, if you have out-of-town guests, they would be welcome. Contact Jane Sherman with questions. Click here to view photos from Game Day at TBE, November 14, 2011.
|October 15, 2012
|January 28, 2013
|Lev Echad (One Heart)
- reaches out to congregants at difficult times in their lives...when their activities and their connections to others have been limited by age, disability or life circumstances.
Lunch and Learn – is a monthly program series on Jewish themes by different speakers.
Welcoming Newborns - TBE parents and grandparents are contacted following the joyful arrival of a newborn.
Mah Jong, Learn to Play (New)
Join us to learn the basics of this intriguing game from some in-house 'experts'.
Yoga for Health and Healing - Join Karen Kaplan in the continuing yoga series to learn more about your physical and inner-self as she guides you to safely strengthen, open, and heal your body.
Caring Community develops programs that help congregants address individual and family opportunities and challenges. These include, but are not limited to, offerings that relate to caring for others, caring for ourselves, parents of children in interfaith relationships, mid-life transitions, healthy lifestyles, caring for aging parents and other family members, issues of interest to grandparents and the challenges of growing older. Learn more.
Please Join Us
We continually seek to identify congregants who will benefit from Caring Community outreach services and those who would like to volunteer, plan for and participate in our programs. New ideas are always welcome! Feel free to explore our detailed program and contact information.
All of us at Caring Community look forward to hearing from you.
Ilissa Povich, (781) 431-2239
Click here to download the Caring Community Manual, an overview of our programming.