Committee of the Month: Larry and Brenda Miller Memorial Caring Community
We welcome new members who want to help! Contact 412-835-1783
Within Temple Emanuel, there is a group of temple members who are available to help other temple members when they are in need, and to remember our temple members during life cycle events, such as the birth of a baby, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, weddings, and funerals.
WAYS WE CARE:
- When a baby is born someone from the caring community writes a note of congratulations, and the parents receive a gift – a child’s book of Jewish prayers
- When a Torah Center student has a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, someone from the caring community writes a mazel tov note to them.
- When temple members have a wedding someone from the caring community writes a mazel tov note to them.
- When a temple member comes home from the hospital, the caring community delivers a Shabbat bag on the Friday before Shabbat begins. Inside the bag, there is a Challah and challah cover, a mini grape juice, Shabbat candlesticks, a get well card, and a small prayer book.
- When a temple member dies we bring a cookie tray to the house where there is a Shiva.
- We provide rides to the doctor for temple members who don’t drive.
- And the caring community makes phone calls to older temple members to see how they are doing, and to invite them to events.
The Temple Emanuel Caring Community is partnering with the Adult Education Committee to present a Bagels & Bites Sunday Brunch Series. There will be brunch style foods served along with a most interesting talk!
The first speaker at this event is scheduled for 12/16/18 from 10:30 am -12, with Philip Terman, an award-winning poet who teaches creative writing and literature at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the visiting writers’ program. Also, he co-directs the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival. Philip Terman’s most recent selection of poetry is entitled: Our Portion: New and Selected Poems (Autumn House Press, 2015).