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Leadership: Erin Davis Kuflik & Nancy Fried Tanzer 

The Caring Committee works in partnership with our clergy to support our congregation in times of need. Our volunteers perform deeds of loving kindness and offer meaningful outreach to guide our community in living a life of spiritual and physical well-being. We have three missions that guide us:

Comforting Those Who Are Bereaved (Nechama)

Volunteers reach out to congregants who have lost a family member and offer a variety of support services following shiva and throughout the year

Caring Connections (Lev Echad)

Lev Echad tries to ensure that no congregant feels forgotten or isolated.

Comforting the Sick (Bikur Cholim)

Volunteers contact congregants dealing with serious illness, recovering from injury or surgery, and evaluating if any further support is needed.

ongoing programs

Shabbat Meals - The Shabbat Meal Program

Chef Rene Leon continues to cook Shabbat Meals for congregants who are isolated, ill, recovering from surgery and/or going through an especiallly difficult time. We continue to recruit volunteers to make deliveries and rely on donations to financially support this project. True friendships and links have been established among individuals who might never have known each other. Many of our consistent volunteers take deserved time away, and we are always in need of substitute drivers. If you know someone who can benefit from this mitzvah, please contact Beverly and Jen by Wednesday of each week. We rely on the community to keep us informed of congregants who may be in need.

Please email Beverly Dubbs or Jen Saine if you are home on a Friday and can be a substitute deliverer - caring@bettorah.org

Donations to the Shabbat Meal program can be made by clicking the link below:

 

Donate to the Shabbat Meal Program


Shloshim

One of the Caring Committee's missions is comforting those who are bereaved (Nechama): Volunteers reach out to congregants who have lost a family member and offer a variety of support services following shiva and throughout the year.

Currently, Sisterhood provides a Shabbat meal during the week of shiva, and the Caring Committee provides a mourner's package just before Rosh Hashanah. At the end of shloshim (30 days) the Caring Committee has designated volunteers to check in with the mourner and to see if they would like to have an aliyah in memory of their loved one. 


We Care Soup

Twice a year we gather together with volunteers in the BT kitchen to prepare soup. We Care Soup is delivered to any congregant who is unwell or in need of some TLC.

Please contact us to let us know if you or someone else is in need at caring@bettorah.org.


Honey Cake Baking and Mourners' Bags

Once a year right before RH, we gather together in the BT kitchen to bake honey cakes. These cakes are included in our Mourners' Bags that are delivered to congregants who have lost someone over the past year.


Welcome Baby Bags

We have created a Welcome Baby Bag for any family in our congregation or nursery school who has just brought home a new baby. Bet Torah's Mitzvah Needles group has graciously knitted and donated adorable hats to contribute to these bags.

Please contact us to let us know of a new arrival at caring@bettorah.org.


Shul Chauffeurs

Shul Chauffeus are needed to offer transportation to congregants to Shabbat Services and/or other synagogue events.

Please contact caring@bettorah.org if you are able to volunteer.


Refuah Shlemah Postcards

These beautiful cards are available at the Bet Torah office and outside the sanctuary. After saying the Mi Shebeirach (prayer for healing), take a postcard home and mail it to your loved one to let them know that their name was included when our temple community prayed for healing.


Staying connected to Armando

We stay connected and supportive of Armando Rojas and his family by delivering Shabbat meals to his family in White Plains. Many people in the Bet Torah community have stepped up to deliver on a Friday. This has greatly relieved the work of a few. Please consider taking a turn to do a Friday Mitzvah.

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Support for the Interfaith Food Pantry, Neighbors Link and Community Center of Northern Westchester.

During the year, there are multiple Community Service initiatives with targeted donations to support for the Interfaith Food Pantry, Neighbors Link and the Community Center of Northern Westchester. 

Please check the Events Listing and the Weekly for more information.

 

Shabbat Meals| We Care Soup| New Baby Bags

 Shul Chauffeurs| Refuah Shl'mah Postcards| Armando| Our Partners

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