We invite you to send us the name(s) of loved ones who are facing the challenge of illness, that we may support them, and you, by inclusion in our communal Mi Sheberach prayers. The Mi Sheberach prayer is one of the central Jewish prayers for those who are facing the challenge of illness. The prayer includes pleas for both physical and spiritual healing within the community of others facing illness. Traditionally, the Mi Sheberach is said in synagogue when the Torah is read. In modern times, the Mi Sheberach is often said by professional health caregivers, patients, and loved ones at various times during treatment and recovery from illness of all sorts.
Mi Sheberach avoteinu
M’kor hab’rachah l’imoteinu.
May the Source of strength
who blessed the ones before us
help us find the courage
to make our lives a blessing
and let us say, Amen.
Mi Sheberach imoteinu
M’kor hab’rachah laavoteinu.
Bless those in need of healing
with r’fuah sh’leimah,
the renewal of body, the renewal of spirit,
and let us say, Amen.
The Temple of Israel Caring Committee wants to be sure that all of our congregants know who we are and what we do! The Caring Committee offers support services to our Temple’s community during periods of illness or other challenging times. We believe that being there for one another is what it means to be part of a caring Jewish congregation and community. We hope to offer friendship, comfort and companionship at all times, and especially when it is most needed. Our outreach will be geared to the members’ needs, and our committee always respects our congregants’ privacy wishes.
The Services of our committee include, but are not limited to:
• Phone calls
• Get well cards
• Caring buddies to provide regular “check in” outreach
• Visits to homes, hospitals, rehab centers, or nursing homes (currently on a limited bases)
• Help to organize limited support (such as recruiting emergency meals)
We are here to help you! If you are a congregant in need of support, or if you know of a Temple member who would benefit from our outreach, please contact one of our members, or Rabbi Emily.
Caring Committee Members:
If you are interested in being part of our caring committee, please also reach out to us!
With prayers for good health – now and always,
Nancy, Ellen and Rabbi Emily