Caring Community (Kesher)

Temple Shir Tikva's Kesher program provides both spiritual and emotional support, as well as solace and hope, to members of our community and their families during times of illness, suffering, loss and grief. On behalf of our sacred community, committee members respond to those in need by performing Nechamah (comforting the bereaved), Bikur Cholim (visiting the sick), preparing a meal or knitting a healing shawl (photo right).

Kesher also reaches out to recognize simchas, such as the birth of a new baby in our community and will assist members with transportation to services.

Each month, a volunteer coordinates community support services, when a need arises, by emailing a network of volunteer committee members who fulfill Gemillut Chassadim, deeds of loving kindness.  If you have an interest in becoming a Kesher volunteer, contact the temple office.

If you are aware of a congregant in need of Kesher services, contact the temple office, the Rabbis or Cantor. A full listing of contact information can be found in our staff directory.

Healing Shawls