At times of illness, loss, hardship, or convalescence, SinaiCares can facilitate visits in the home, at a senior residence, or at a care facility. SinaiCares trained volunteers make visits to members who have been ill, experienced a loss, or just need some extra support or companionship. SinaiCares volunteers partner with our clergy in the sacred work of g’milut chasadim, performing acts of loving kindness; bikur cholim, visiting the sick; hiddur p’nai zaken, honoring the elderly; and nichum aveilim, consoling the mourner. The Kathie Rabinovitz SinaiCares Program was established in loving memory of Kathie Rabinovitz, a Temple Sinai member devoted to helping those in need.
SinaiCares also arranges roundtrip rides through our ride service companies to Temple Sinai for services, programs, and events, delivers challot to members on the Shabbat of sholoshim (the end of the first 30 days of mourning), and facilitates bringing members together with families who are hosting Passover Seders and Yom Kippur break-fasts. Temple Sinai clergy and lay leaders conduct worship services and lead programs designed to comfort at times of need and during life transitions, such as Shabbat Healing Services, and SinaiCares volunteers visit senior residences to conduct Shabbat and High Holiday services.
To find out more about SinaiCares, if you would like to volunteer, or if you know of someone in our community who could benefit from SinaiCares, contact Karen Auerbach, SinaiCares Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.You can also contact Karen or any of our clergy directly at (202) 363-6394.
SinaiCares is always looking for volunteers to make visits, deliver challot, or help with other SinaiCares programs. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity please contact Karen Auerbach or Rabbi Adam Rosenwasser.
Please join us for our first ever SinaiCares volunteer get together! Current volunteers will have the chance to share stories about their experiences and learn from each other, and prospective volunteers can hear more about volunteer opportunities with SinaiCares. We will also be putting together Shanah Tovah bags that volunteers will deliver around Rosh Hashanah. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Karen Auerbach at email@example.com.
If you are in need of some special care or know someone who does, please contact the Temple Sinai office at (202) 363-6394. Our clergy and SinaiCares volunteers are available to visit you on an occasional or regular basis. We are also glad to give you referrals to social service agencies or other professional support.
• Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA) • Iona Senior Services • Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA)
SinaiCares Committee Co-chairs
Laura Govoni-Sibariumlgovsib@comcast.net(301) 588-4435
Tara Sonenshinetsonenshine@earthlink.net(301) 928-3197
Karen Auerbachkauerbach@templesinaidc.org (202) 363-6394 x 215
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