Caring Community

The Bet Shalom Caring Community is a group of volunteers, working with our clergy, who seek to create a supportive community within our congregation by providing Bikur Cholim visits and meals, rides to services, or baked goods and support for a Shivah gathering.

The Bet Shalom Caring Community is a group of volunteers dedicated to….

-Preparing meals for congregants during difficult times, including times of medical recovery or family crisis.

-Helping with Shivas/Memorial Services/Funerals:
1. Preparing sweets and accompaniments
2. Organizing and cleaning up in the home from Shivas

-Welcoming attendees to funeral and memorial services

-Visiting congregants at home, hospital, or nursing home (Bikur Cholim Visits)

-Providing rides to/from medical appointments and synagogue for services.

Get Involved

Knitting Mavens: When Bet Shalom clergy visit our members in the hospital or at a care facility, they bring the support of the congregation with them. Our Caring Community, a group committed to supporting the needs of Bet Shalom members, facilitates a number of initiatives each year, including card making by our youngest students to show support during times of need, and knitting. If you are interested in knitting blankets for our members with newborn babies or who are recovering from illness, click here for more information.

Baking for the Cookie Bank: A group of volunteers helps to keep our cookie bank stocked so that Bet Shalom has sweets available to help support Shiva gatherings for our members in mourning.

Rides to Bet Shalom: If you are in need of rides to or from Bet Shalom to join the community for Shabbat and Holiday services, or if you would like to volunteer to help with rides, please contact caringcommunity@betshalom.org.

Bikur Cholim – Visiting the Sick: Our clergy regularly make pastoral visits to those in the hospital, nursing homes or at home.  A group of volunteers has trained to make these visits to support our members as well. If you would like to arrange for someone from our Caring Community to visit you or a loved one, or to enquire about training to be a bikkur cholim volunteer, please contact caringcommunity@betshalom.org.