We Care and We Are There!

Hello, temple family.  We, Karen Bernstein and Jen Gillet, are so excited to be the chairs of the Caring Community of Temple Beth El.  We’d like to re-introduce ourselves and tell you a bit about the Caring Community.  Karen is a music teacher at Plainview Old Bethpage School District and mother of two children, Marty and Claire.  Jen is also a mom of two boys, Jacob and Alex, and is an Administrative Director at Brant Lake Camp in the Adirondacks.

The Caring Community is a group of dedicated members who want to help those going through a rough patch due to illness, a death in the family, or other circumstances.  We help by delivering meals like soup and challah and/or other comforts.  We also offer an ear to listen, and in non-COVID times, we can offer rides to those who may need them to and from doctor’s appointments or procedures.  The Caring Community provides assistance and a lifeline in times of struggle.  We’ve all been there and know how important an extra helping hand can be, and we want to be that for you!

We, of course, can’t do any of this without the help and support of our volunteers.  If you are interested in being one of our helping hands, please reach out to us.  We’d also like to invite you to join us at a Caring Community meeting (in person or via Zoom) on October 17th, December 19th and/or April 3rd.  Contact Karen or Jen directly for more information at wanahavea@gmail.com and jennyg626@gmail.com.

If there is a way the Caring Community can be of help to you, your family, or if you know of a fellow TBE partner in need, please call the temple office at (631) 421-5835 and they will pass along the information to us.  We’re here to lend a hand. Remember, TBE cares, we’re thinking of you.  We Care and We Are There!