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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Care for Our Community

“We need each other at the greatest moments of joy and the greatest sorrows of life.
That’s what we do here at Temple Beth Elohim.” ~ Rabbi Joel Sisenwine

It’s a mitzvah to help and to ask for help.

Give Support

Volunteer in partnership with our clergy to support TBE members.

Upcoming Events

Mon 18

Drum Circle

Monday, November 18 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 19

TBElle: The Biggest of the Big Bands: The Swing Era

Tuesday, November 19 | 12:50 pm - 1:45 pm
Tue 19

TBElle: The Legends of Rock and Roll

Tuesday, November 19 | 1:55 pm - 2:50 pm
Wed 20

Music Club

Wednesday, November 20 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 22

HeartStrings Service

Friday, November 22 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Bereavement Outreach
Nechama

Reach out to congregants who have experienced a death in their family and offer emotional support.

Sign up as one of the volunteers for a specific month.

Contact
Carol Whitehorn
Carolyn Kohlman

Pastoral Support
Lev Echad

Call and visit with congregants who are unable to come to the synagogue so that no congregant feels forgotten or isolated. As a pastoral volunteer, you will receive training and guidance monthly by our clergy.

Contact
Cantor Sufrin
Helene Kress

Comfort the Sick
Bikur Cholim

Visit and deliver care packages on behalf of TBE to members dealing with serious illness, injury, or surgery.

Contact
Sandy Goldstein
Amy Fleming

Reach Out to Give or Receive Support

New Ideas Welcome

Cantor Sufrin
781.235.8419 x202

Robin Kalis

Join the Care for Our Community
Email List

Mental Health Initiative

Help de-stigmatize mental illness through education, advocacy, prayer, and support.  

Contact
Alan Posner

TBE Mental Health Resource Guide

Watch Rabbi Saphire’s sermon on mental illness 

Mealmakers

Bring healing with a home-cooked meal. Prepare and deliver food to a member or member’s family in need of this temporary vital support.

Contact
Sandy Goldstein

Shiva Minyan Leaders

Assist the clergy with Minyan Services.

Contact
Cantor Sufrin
Rabbi Sherman

Upcoming Events

Wed 20

Yoga

Wednesday, November 20 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wed 27

Yoga

Wednesday, November 27 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Dec 04

Yoga

Wednesday, December 4 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Dec 11

Yoga

Wednesday, December 11 | 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Dec 15

Caring Knitters

Sunday, December 15 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Career Connections

Help members – from college graduates to seasoned professionals – network and make professional connections as they navigate career transitions.

Contact
Joe Finer

TBE Caring Knitters

Gather to knit “healing shawls” for members who are experiencing serious illness or a challenging recovery. You can knit from home, too. New knitters welcome!

Contact
Amy Fleming
Julie Wolkoff

Welcome New Babies

Reach out to congregants to welcome their newest family member with a quick visit and special gifts.

Contact
Laura Gilman

New Grandparents

Reach out to congregants to celebrate the arrival of new grandchildren with a wonderful gift collection.

Contact
Betsy Kessler

Reach Out to Give or Receive Support

New Ideas Welcome

Cantor Sufrin
781.235.8419 x202

Robin Kalis

Join the Care for Our Community
Email List

Receive Support

Would you or someone you know appreciate a meal, a visit from a TBE member, healing shawl, or care package to welcome a new baby? Need a ride to TBE? Reach out.

Ask for a Visit or a Ride

If it’s hard for you to get out and you’d appreciate a visit from a TBE member, please reach out. Members of Lev Echad look forward to being in touch with a phone call or visit.

Contact
Helene Kress

Ask for a Ride

Looking to get to TBE, but can’t drive? Please reach out.

Contact
Susan Karon

Lifecycle Support

Reach out to clergy and our community for support through lifecycle transitions.

Learn more

Support Groups

Take care of loved ones and yourself — ask if a group exists or can be formed. Past groups include bereavement, caring for an aging family member, parenting children with special needs, and coping with divorce.

Contact
Cantor Jodi Sufrin

Career Connections

Are you navigating a career transition or launching your career and could use some support?

Contact
Joe Finer

Mental Health Support

If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional or psychological challenges, please contact the clergy.

Download the TBE Mental Health Resource Guide

Watch Rabbi Saphire’s sermon on mental illness

 

Yoga

Wednesday morning yoga class promotes health, healing, and wellness. Come by and try a class for free!

Contact
Jeannie Goldstone