About Beth Israel's Caring Community
Compassion, the ability to care for and love one another, is an important Jewish virtue. It compels us to direct our personal resources to support one another, and when we support one another, we create a caring, loving and holy community.
Our goal is to insure that no Beth Israel member is alone in time of need. To do this we need to know who is in need and who can volunteer. We hope you will be in touch with us. Remember that every small mitzvah is appreciated. Please contact Membership Services and Caring Community Coordinator Judi Schwartz at 858 535-1111, ext. 3113.
Beth Israel's Caring Community cares for our members in these ways:
- Calls and visits to sick and homebound:
Our volunteers deliver MiSh (Mi Shebeirach) Bags filled with homemade French Gourmet chicken soup, tea and honey, a mug, and a book of prayers just to name a few of the items.
- Yahrzeit candle on the first anniversary of loss
- Gifts for new babies
- Birthday cards
- Calls to our seniors (sacred sages) at Passover and during High Holy Days
- Referral assistance for essential community services
To have a MiSh bag delivered to a member who is ill or homebound, or to let us know of a new Beth Israel baby we can celebrate with a gift, or if you want to join the volunteer team to help care for our members, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619 884-3888.
|May 22, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 11:00am
Featuring author, speaker and radio personality Jeff Bell
Wednesday, May 22
Luncheon and Program: 11:30am–1:30pm
Hyatt Regency La Jolla • 3777 La Jolla Village Drive • La Jolla, 92037
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Jeff Bell is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and co-anchor of the afternoon news at KCBS Radio in San Francisco. He authored Rewind, Replay, Repeat and When in Doubt, Make Belief and serves as national spokesman for the International OCD Foundation.
$48 prior to May 10 • $55 thereafter
More Information: (858) 637-3231
$15 for 1.5 CEUs available for LCSWs and MFTs
|May 23, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013, 06:30pm
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, 92064
Presented by Becki Neff, MHRM, PHR, HR Manager and Business Partner
Get introduced to commonly used job search websites, including how to search and apply for the jobs you want. Learn effective job search strategies for tapping into the hidden job market. This is an interactive and engaging workshop you won’t want to miss! Reservation is required. Register online here.
|May 25, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 08:00am
Come join us this upcoming Memorial weekend and participate in the second annual Folds of Honor 5k walk/run. The event is taking place on Saturday, May 25 in San Diego’s beautiful and scenic Liberty Station Park, located in Point Loma. This 5k raises funds for the Folds of Honor Foundation, which supports the families of wounded, and fallen U.S. soldiers. There will be an on site DJ, company give aways/expo, free race t-shirts, and awards. To register please visit: http://raceforhonor.weebly.com/index.html. We look forward to seeing you all there, supporting the Folds of Honor Foundation, and your U.S. troops.
|May 30, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 06:30pm
Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway, 92064
Presented by Sherwin Chasen, HR Consultant
The interview is where preparation and opportunity meet. This workshop will assist you in gaining the skills and confidence needed during the interview process. You will learn how to effectively answer questions and how to present yourself professionally to your potential employer. This is a workshop you don’t want to miss! Reservation is required. Register online here.
|June 20, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 11:00am
This class is strongly recommended for adult Beth Israel members who currently, or would like to, learn about visiting the sick, giving comfort, care, cheer and gifts to others through Caring Community programs, or as part of your chavurah, Men’s Club, Women of Beth Israel or committee programs. Taught by Rabbi Aliza Berk, director of the Jewish Healing Center at JFS and by Katrine Teplitsky, Bikkor Cholim coordinator for JFS. No fee. RSVP required by June 13 to email@example.com. Space is limited. Light lunch included.
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Providing and Receiving Caring Community Help
At Congregation Beth Israel we have a long history of compassion. Whether it's visiting our homebound members, taking gifts to families with new babies, calling elderly members to see how they're doing, or offering disabled members rides to services or programs, we recognize that one act can go a long way in enriching the life of another.
How You Can Receive Help
Are family or friends ill or hospitalized? Please let Rabbi Berk know by contacting his assistant Terri Fine at 858 535-1111, ext.3110. For needs that may not need clergy assistance please contact Judi Schwartz, Membership and Caring Community Services Coordinator at 858 535-1111, ext. 3113.
Can You Provide a Ride to Services for Those in Need?
Volunteers will be matched for mutual convenience of location and schedule. Volunteering for this mitzvah does not have to be a long-term commitment. If you can drive for a month, a day, or once in a while, your services are appreciated. Contact Edie Winchester at 858-535-1111 ext. 0
Saluting Your Acts of Loving Kindness
We celebrate the efforts of our dedicated Caring Community Callers who have contacted hundreds of our members at the High Holy Days and Pesach. We thank each and every one of you who reached out to others in our congregation, taking the time to get to know and include them in congregational life. You have worked on projects, planning, organizing, sharing holidays, making referrals, solving problems and extending friendship. Your efforts have resulted in additional help for many of our members. We extend our gratitude and say "yasher koach."