“These are the things that are limitless, of which a person enjoys the fruit of the world…engaging in deeds of compassion, arriving early for study, morning and evening, dealing graciously with guests, visiting the sick, providing for the wedding couple, accompanying the dead for burial…” (Eilu Devarim prayer)
A synagogue’s success lies in its ability to care for its members - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And one of the most profound and meaningful ways to do that is to support individuals and families during moments of joy and in times of pain. The way we grow as individuals, the way we find meaning in this world, is through our care for others.
The Caring Community is the way each of us can respond "Hineini," here I am, by responding to the calls of fellow Temple members. The Caring community writes cards to those in need of healing, delivers meals to bereaved families and delivers meals to those who are recovering from illness or surgery and to families of newborns. We offer rides to the temple for those who wish to attend services or a program but are unable to drive.
Here at Temple Isaiah we want to work even harder at caring for the needs of all our members. The Caring Community committee, along with the clergy and staff, need your help. Please share your joys and challenges with us so that we can lift you up, support you, and celebrate with you.
Contact: Liz Marks Pollak at email@example.com if you would like to learn more or would like to get involved in our efforts.