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Current Initiatives

Bake Honey Cakes

Wednesday, August 25

Getting Special High Holiday Packages Ready with our Baking!

Join us on Wednesday morning, August 25 at Bet Torah to bake honey cakes for a special Caring Committee project!

Contact Erin Kuklik Davis at by August 15 to sign up.

Unable to join us that morning? Here are other ways to help:

  1. Shop for or donate ingredients
  2. Help create packages on August 30
  3. Deliver packages the week of August 3o.

Contact Nancy Fried-Tanzer at to help out.

Ongoing Initiatives

The Shabbat Meal Program

Bet Torah, through donations, has hired Chef Rene Leon to cook Shabbat Meals for congregants who are isolated, especially vulnerable to COVID 19 and physician families who are giving so much during the pandemic.

We continue to recruit sponsors and volunteers to make deliveries and financially support this project. True friendships and links have been established among individuals who might never have known each other.

We Care Soup

The Caring Committee has worked together in the Bet Torah kitchen to make homemade to distribute to those who are recovering from illness or a difficult time.

Because of the present limitations of Covid this is on hold.

High Holiday Packages for Those in Mourning

Starting a new initiative in 2019, the Caring Committee distributes Yarzheit candles and honey at the High Holiday Season with wishes for added sweetness in the New Year.

About the Caring Commitee

The Caring Committee is co-chaired by Nancy Fried-Tanzer and Paul Rosenfeld. The Committee works in partnership with our clergy to support our congregation in times of need. Our volunteers perform deeds of loving kindness and offer meaningful outreach to guide our community in living a life of spiritual and physical well-being.

Comforting Those Who Are Bereaved (Nechama)

Volunteers reach out to congregants who have lost a family member and offer a variety of support services following shiva and throughout the year

Caring Connections (Lev Echad)

Lev Echad tries to ensure that no congregant feels forgotten or isolated.

Comforting the Sick (Bikur Cholim)

Volunteers contact congregants dealing with serious illness, recovering from injury or surgery, and evaluating if any further support is needed.