The Caring Program
The Temple Caring Program provides a vital service to our Community. If you are dealing with a death in the family (Nichum Aveilim), or coping with someone who is ill at home or in the hospital (Bikur Cholim), we have a roster of volunteers ready to assist in a variety of ways. Many Temple members have used the program, and we're happy to be available for those in need. Please call the Temple at 631-725-0904 and your call will be transferred to someone who can help you. If you get the recording please leave a message; someone will return your call as quickly as possible. In the vent of a death, please call the Rabbi's number on the recording. If you are willing to volunteer for a Shiva minyan, please contact the Caring Program Coordinator, Gail Gambino at 631-725-2943, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting the Sick
Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) is a national program designed to make those who are ill feel more comfortable and less isolated both in the hospital and at home. Based on that program, we have a roster of Temple volunteers who are ready to provide various services to the sick or homebound. We also help family members who are caring for someone who is ill. The range of our assistance includes hospital and home visits, phone calls, transportation to and from doctors, and shopping, to a limited extent.
Fulfilling the mitzvah of Comforting Mourners (Nichum Aveilim), is an important function at Temple Adas Israel. We work hard to assure that Temple members who experience a death in the family can quickly access help with attending to the details of burial and Shiva. This is vitally important in making a difficult time easier. The rabbi and the Temple members co-coordinating this activity are responsible for assisting members with all funeral and burial arrangements and organizing the seudat havra’ah, or meal of consolation, following burial. They also arrange evening minyan services at the home of the mourner during the Shiva period. If you need our help please call the Temple office.