There are so many ways to get involved with the Temple Beth Sholom community! Whether you are interested in reaching out to others through our Chesed committee, would like to serve on one of our many committees, want to engage in our social action outreach initiatives, or want to help out with ritual life, we welcome you and your volunteer spirit!
If you are someone who likes to “do” for others, you may be interested in joining the efforts of the Chesed Committee. The Chesed, or “kindness,” committee is the heart of the TBS community, engaging in acts of caring and compassion to comfort and support members of our Temple Beth Sholom family in their time of need.
The Bikur Cholim arm of the committee reaches out to our Temple family members who are homebound, elderly, or recovering from surgery or illness. It may involve making a one-time phone call just to check in on a person, or it might develop into a weekly Shabbat Shalom call each Friday or even a budding friendship. We offer to deliver a meal, come for a friendly visit, or run an errand.
The Chesed committee’s efforts also touch those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. During this difficult time, members of the shiva coordinating arm of the committee, if needed, can assist in preparing the home for shiva, meal delivery, and errands, and remain in touch as a support network after shiva has ended.
We look forward to welcoming you to our incredible Chesed team!