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Hesed Resource List 2019  In an emergency call 911!

HESED COMMITTEE

Congregation Beth Judea is more than just a building.  It is a caring community, and we are here to help each other in times of need.

 The Hesed committee consists of dedicated volunteers who want to support our congregants when they need it most.  As such, we offer a variety of services that we hope will be helpful to our CBJ congregants.  The committee has five (5) sub-committees, outlined below, that would welcome the opportunity to be of assistance.  Please let us know if you or a family member need assistance by calling the synagogue office or emailing the Hesed chairs Marilyn Green-Rebnord or Evan Rumack at hesed.cbj@gmail.comConfidentiality is one of our major concerns, so please do not be embarrassed to ask for our help. Only our chairs and the volunteer will know.

  • If you are ill — and give permission to our clergy or office staff — we will try to have a committee member call to see how you are doing and if you need anything.  This may include a hospital, rehab facility, home, or skilled nursing care visit during your illness. 
  • If you need help getting to a doctor’s appointment, religious services, synagogue programs, or such errands as prescription pickup, our committee is set up to help you.  While we may not always be able to make such arrangements, we will do our best.
  • Should you have a loss, we will try to arrange for a committee member to stay at the shiva house during the funeral service so the house will not be unattended, and no family member or friend need miss the service.  We will be there to accept deliveries, but not to set up the kitchen.  Rabbi will ask you if you would like this help when he is contacted. For security reasons, you will be told in advance who is coming to your home.
  • Should you need, the committee will try to arrange to attend the evening minyan at the shiva home to ensure that a minyan is present to enable mourners to say kaddish.  Minyan leaders are also willing to help.
  • At the end of shloshim, we will contact you to check in during your bereavement.  It is our intention that this period will be marked during the evening minyan by acknowledging your loved one’s name and by dedicating the reading of a psalm to them and inviting you to the service.

If you have any questions or wish to join us, please contact Marilyn Green-Rebnord or Evan Rumack 

 
Mon, September 16 2019 16 Elul 5779