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.”
It’s a mitzvah to help and to ask for help.
Care for our community from home
At this time of physical distancing, we welcome any gestures of love and kindness and all requests, no matter how great or small they may seem.
Our new initiative is working to engage our community to promoting healing, restoring hope, and building internal strength to manage the challenges of this time. Watch a video to learn more.
Darchei Tikvah, Hebrew for “pathways to hope,” is collaborating with clergy and lay leaders to create a series of opportunities for members, including a healing workshop and an ongoing supportive writing group. Check back soon for more programs and resources.
Please reach out with comments and suggestions and join us on this path of personal and communal restoration and renewal.
Resources for coping during Covid and other difficult times from our Darchei Tikvah initiative.
Mental Health & Wellness
Watch the healing service Cantor Jodi Sufrin, Cantor Shanna Zell, and Noah Aronson led during Yom Kippur.
Music for Hope
Our teens & TBE Youth have recorded songs for us to turn to as we find hope and strength. Click here to listen.
Cantor Emerita Jodi Sufrin shares music to inspire resilience. Click here to listen.
Care for Each Other
Could you use a helping hand?
- Receiving continued check-in calls
- Receiving grocery supplies
- Participating in a “coffee/tea date” with a congregant
- Receiving technology support
Vaccination Scheduling Support
If you or someone you know is now eligible to receive the vaccine according to the Mass.gov Phase Guidelines and needs assistance registering for the vaccine, please click on our secure link: I need assistance. Please encourage anyone you know who is in need of support to reach out—we are happy to assist anyone who needs help, whether or not they’re a member of the TBE community. If you are able to volunteer and help others register for their vaccines, please click on our secure link: I can help.
Save a Life: Kidney Donation
One of our highest mitzvot, the commandment of pekuach nefesh, is to preserve human life. Our tradition teaches us that to save one life is to save the entire world. We have an opportunity to do just that within our TBE community.
We also recently heard from Julia & Matt Glazier that Matt is also in need of a kidney donation. Learn how you can help Matt.
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.
Interested in supporting members of the TBE community as they develop their careers? Help members—from college graduates to seasoned professionals—network and make professional connections as they navigate career transitions.
See below for receiving support for your career.
Welcome New Babies
Reach out to congregants to welcome their newest family member with a quick visit and special gifts.
Reach out to congregants to celebrate the arrival of new
Ask for a Visit
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.
Reach out to clergy and our community for support through lifecycle transitions.
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.
Rabbi Rachel Saphire
Thanks to Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) for providing resources to help members of our community find employment:
- NEW: JVS and CJP will be launched a new employment support program called the Jewish Re-employment Program (JREP). Receive up to four 30-minute employment counseling sessions, guidance on job search strategies, resume reviews, and interview preparation; opportunities to participate in networking and affinity groups; one-on-one financial coaching for one year; and more, all at no cost to you!
- MassHire Downtown Boston website and membership form
- JVS Talent Match Portal
- JVS Job Seeker Resources
- Navigate Unemployment
- Who is Hiring Now
- CJP Warmline
- JVS Job Seeker Support Group
Interested in connecting with the TBE community for support as you navigate a career transition or launch your career?
Mental Health Support
If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional or psychological challenges, please contact the clergy or Daphna Bernstein, our Mental Health Clinician Facilitator.
Wednesday morning yoga class promotes health, healing, and wellness. Come by and try a class for free!