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Seaside Jewish Community is about community. The many responsibilities we have as Jews include those of Gemilut Khasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness), Bikkur Kholim (Visiting the Sick), Hakhnasat Orkhim (Hospitality), and Nikhum Avelim (Bereavement Support). These are provided by our Chesed (Caring) Committee.

To get involved, contact our Chesed/Community Service Committee chairs. Their names and contact information are listed in our newsletter under About Us > Newsletter.

 

Gemilut Khasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness):

Helping Hands

Helping Hands team members offer temporary support to SJC members who are ill, grieving, homebound, or just need a helping hand. The support available includes sending cards, visiting people at home, preparing and delivering meals, picking up groceries and prescriptions, making small repairs around the house and running errands. New team members are welcome.

Rosh Hashanah/Purim Gift Bags

In the last few years at Rosh Hashanah and Purim, those members who have experienced life challenges are provided a thoughtful gift bag.


Bikkur Kholim (Pastoral Visitation) & Nikhum Avelim (Bereavement Support)

Pastoral Support

SJC members may be available to provide pastoral support for SJC member families dealing with a death of a loved one or a visit when a member is in a local hospital or rehab facility. SJC’s Religious Leader is available to help families through the rituals and processes surrounding death, including funeral and burial, Shiva, and notifying the Seaside Jewish Community, while other members of the pastoral support team take care of providing a Shiva tray, meal of comfort, or refreshments for a local Shiva or Memorial Service.

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