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Seaside Jewish Community is about community.The many responsibilities we have as Jews include ones of Gemilut Khasadim (acts of loving kindness), Bikkur Kholim (visiting the sick), and Nikhum Avelim (Bereavement Support).These are provided in part by our Confidential Crisis Committee and our Chesed (Caring) Committee

Gemilut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness):

Helping Hands
Helping Hands team members offer support to 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.

Anita Smulyan at 302-703-2900
Bonne Morrison at 302-684-3485

Confidential Crisis Committee
Experiencing an adverse situation due to difficult current economic times? SJC Crisis Committee members will provide their expertise to SJC members for no charge or for a reduced fee depending on the circumstances. SJC takes no responsibility for the advice/service provided. Each situation is held in strictest confidence between the SJC member and the Crisis Committee member. Contacts are:

Robin Fantl for Social Services Aid at 302-448-0845 or
Jennifer Rubenstein for Financial and Budget Services at 302-841-0143 or
Eric Doroshow for Legal Services at 302-934-9400or
Carol Ann Rudolph for Human Resources Assistance at 301-351-3653 or
Florence Levy for Food Pantry Resources at 302-226-3221

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

Pastoral Support
SJC members visit patients at local hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab facilities. We can help families dealing with the death of a loved one. 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 or meal of comfort or a contribution in memory of the loved one. New team members are welcome.

Beth Cohen @ 302-858-2374 or
Cheryl Fruchtman @ 302-227-1056 or
Anita Smulyan @ 302-703-2900 or