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Hesed

Caring for One Another

Whether facing illness, loss, personal challenges, or joyous occasions like weddings and births, our community at Congregation Beth El stands ready to support you. Our mission is to foster a spirit of community by addressing the diverse needs of our congregants throughout life's milestones.

Every member is a Hesed Haver, a Fellow in Loving Kindness, ready to celebrate, support, and comfort one another. Our vision is to inspire and engage every household in acts of mutual support and loving kindness, benefiting our entire congregation. Please do not hesitate to reach out for support during challenging and happy times.

If you would like to join Hesed Haverim, or are in need of support or a service, please contact hesed@cbe.org 858-452-1734.

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Hesed Haver

Be a Hesed Haver and help us grow our Beth El community of lovingkindness.! Hesed Haverim help congregants by visiting those who are ill or homebound, making Shiva calls, attending a Minyan, sending a card, preparing a meal and so much more.  Whatever your talents, we always need more help.

Hesed Haver 

Bikkur Holim

Be a Hesed Haver and help us grow our Beth El community of lovingkindness.! Hesed Haverim help congregants by visiting those who are ill or homebound, making Shiva calls, attending a Minyan, sending a card, preparing a meal and so much more.  Whatever your talents, we always need more help.

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Bikkur Holim

Bikkur Holim translates to "comforting the sick", and is a central tenet in Judaism. If you or someone you know is ill, recovering from surgery, or homebound and would like a visitor, please let us know!

 

Reach out to Rabbi Shulman and/or Rabbi Libman at a time of illness, for a hospital or home visit, or personal support.

 

Bikkur Holim

Be a Hesed Haver and help us grow our Beth El community of lovingkindness.! Hesed Haverim help congregants by visiting those who are ill or homebound, making Shiva calls, attending a Minyan, sending a card, preparing a meal and so much more.  Whatever your talents, we always need more help.

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Rabbinic Counseling

Our rabbis are available for private counseling appointments as needed. If you are in need of personal support, spiritual guidance, comfort or healing, please contact our Rabbinic Office to make an appointment.

 

Rabbinic Counseling

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Prayer for Healing

We maintain a communal list of members, loved ones, and friends who seek healing. We invite you to send us the name(s) of a loved one who is facing the challenge of illness, accident, surgery or other health or personal situations. Please contact the Hesed Committee or Rabbinic Office with the name(s) and relevant information, including how we may contact you.

Prayer for Healing

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Mitzvah Meals

Meal train enables everyone to have the opportunity to participate in this great mitzvah and provides all the necessary information for making and delivering the meal. Visit www.mealtrain.org for more information. We also have a separate program to welcome new babies. If a new baby is born in your neighborhood you may receive a call from a Hesed volunteer asking you to prepare and deliver a Shabbat mitzvah meal to the family.

Mitzvah Meals

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Bereavement Support

We offer compassionate support during times of bereavement. Rabbis Shulman and Libman are available to officiate Funeral Services and Unveilings, provide guidance on funeral arrangements and mourning traditions, and offer assistance to members and their families. Our community embraces bereaved families, supporting Shiva observances, providing meals, and being present for those experiencing grief. For more information, please contact the Rabbinic Office.

Bereavement

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Cancer

Support

If you or someone you care about has cancer, visit our resource section in the library of the Beit Midrash. We have materials about resources in the community, books and information for someone facing cancer, and books and pamphlets to help adults and children cope after the diagnosis of a loved one. You can also  click here for support through Jewish Family Service  or  click here for Sharsheret, which helps Jewish women facing breast or ovarian cancer. 

Cancer Support

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Employment Resources 

Looking for a Job?

JFS can help! The Jewish Employment Network has resources to help you find a job.

Need a Ride to Services?

Email us or check out  On the Go , the JFS senior transportation program. 

Employment Resources

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