The Caring Community
A caring person, a caring community. If you'd like a little ongoing support, call us. If you'd like to speak with someone who has also been through it, call us. If you'd like to be matched with a volunteer who will be specifically matched to you, call us. The Caring Community is here for you.
The Caring Community Program
Are there moments in life when you've been ill, when you wanted a little support, a little concern from someone outside your family circle? Are there moments when you've faced challenges and wished you could talk with another adult, someone who is not your son or daughter, someone who is not your parent? Perhaps there are times when you just want to open your heart when faced with a life transition such as diagnosis of breast cancer, or an illness of a young child, or a death in the family.
Call us at (424) 208-8932 and ask for Phil Wallace.
Our volunteers, or Chavers, come from diverse backgrounds but have one thing in common: we are all Wilshire Boulevard Temple members who wish to be of service. A Chaver becomes a unique friend, there to listen and offer support. They are supportive, empathetic individuals who give their time to extend a hand and lend an ear.
The Caring Community trains volunteers from all walks of life to be of service to individuals and families within our synagogue.
They serve in our program, offering support to Temple members facing difficult life challenges. Chaverim are trained to listen and offer support a few hours a month. Chaverim come with warmth and enthusiasm. They understand and maintain confidentiality. Over 30 volunteers have been professionally trained to serve as Chaverim. We also provide continuing education, with full continuing education credit. If you would like to become a Chaver or learn more about the Caring Community program, please contact Phil Wallace at (424) 208-8932.
Get In Touch
If you or another member of the congregation is facing special challenges, whether grief or a difficult life transition, please call our volunteer coordinator, Phil Wallace in the Rabbis’ offices at: (424) 208-8932.
See and hear Jan Burns and Patty Stein speak about volunteering.