Hesed (Loving Kindness)

“Religion isn’t about believing things. It’s about what you do. It’s ethical alchemy. It’s about behaving in a way that changes you, that gives you intimations of holiness and sacredness.”  —  Karen Armstrong

bowl of chicken soup2Project Chicken Soup

TBT’s Project Chicken Soup is our way of reaching out to members of our congregation who are in need of a bit of “tlc”! Our Delivery Mensches have been seen dropping off Challah at the home of a family celebrating a baby’s first Shabbat, or bringing a bowl of Matzo Ball soup to someone recuperating at home, or bringing a meal to a member of our community in a hospital or convalescent center. They drop “thinking of you” cards in the mail, and may make phone calls just to make sure all the members of our community are looked after. It is a huge commitment of Caring, but… isn’t that what being in a Jewish community is about? We give… and we receive. We invite you to be a Mensch; a Chicken Soup Delivery Mensch.

Medical Equipment Lending Project

What if you need to temporarily use a wheelchair or a walker to make your life easier during your recovery? What if you need a shower chair or commode after surgery?

The Social Action Committee sponsors the Helping Hand Project that offers such medical devices for use for several months. The service is especially helpful for post surgery or after an injury when the need is not ongoing.

You are welcome to call Ruth Schwartz 24/7 if an emergency comes up. If she doesn’t have the item, she will try to connect you with a congregant who does. Ruth’s telephone number and email address are listed in the TBT Annual Directory.

We are grateful to our TBT members who have donated their equipment to the project or who make their devices available. Because of a limited inventory, our Helping Hand program is intended for TBT families.