Shaare Emeth strives to fulfill the Jewish value of gemilut chasadim, acts of lovingkindness, by recognizing and responding with compassion and love to significant moments of both joy and pain in the lives of Shaare Emeth members.
Shiva Committee: Members visit houses of mourning and deliver a book of healing prayers and readings.
Roshei Minyan: Leaders of worship. Members lead shiva services in congregants’ homes.
Bikkur Cholim: Visiting the sick. Members send notes of healing and well-wishes to congregants who were in the hospital.
Simcha Notes: Notes of Joy. Members send notes of congratulations to people who are celebrating a simcha (such as a special birthday, anniversary, or birth of a new baby).
Holiday Bags: Members put together and deliver holiday bags for some of our senior congregants in celebration of Jewish Holidays.
Welcoming Shabbat: Members greet Shabbat worshipers to Temple on Friday night and introduce them to others during the nosh.
Chesed Calls: Members are assigned a particular member to call once or twice a month to check in on them and see how they are doing.
If you are interested in becoming involved with this committee, please contact Barb Kramer at [email protected].
If you know of a congregant who could benefit from any of the services listed or may have additional needs, please email or call Debbie Bram, Director of Jewish Life and Learning 314-692-5308 or [email protected].