The Temple Sinai Caring Community/Kehilat Chesed coordinates a variety of activities in the congregation so that we are able to help each other. We provide support, celebrate simchas, and reach out to each other in times of crisis and need. Your involvement makes our Temple the special community that it is. Kehilat Chesed/Caring Committee makes a difference in people's lives by assisting with the activities like the following:
Coordinating meals for families dealing with:
- a new baby
- a family member recovering from surgery
- a long-term illness
Check-in phone calls to seniors and the house-bound
Rides for those who need them to:
- Temple services and other events
- Doctor's appointments
- Grocery shopping, trips to the pharmacy, and other errands
Support around a birth or death in the family
- Phone calls to check in and follow up
- Sending cards of mazal tov or condolence
- Providing a lox tray for a brit milah or shiva minyan
How to get help: The Caring Community is here for all congregants – we are your family. Do not hesitate to call when you need us. Simply call the Temple Office at (510) 451-3263 x301 and ask for Lynne Villarete, the Clergy Assistant. If it is after hours, just leave a message with your name, contact info, best time to reach you, and your request for assistance.
How to offer help: The Caring Community also invites you to become a part of our work. If you would like to help with the caring community efforts, or if you want to learn more about Kehilat Chesed, please contact our Caring Community Co-Chairs: Dan Fendel and Teresa Satué.