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ILLNESS

All of the clergy at The Temple are available to offer comfort and support during times of illness. Because of medical privacy laws, the hospital or caregiving facility will not notify us directly when a congregant is there. Please let us know if a relative or friend is ill, in the hospital, or in need of reaching out from our clergy. There are several ways to contact us:

  • Call The Temple at 404-873-1731 and ask for one of the clergy or Lisa Ellinger.
  • If you know about surgery or hospitalization in advance, call or email so we can check in with you.

Mi Shebeirach (Prayer for Healing) List

If you would like to have a name read during the Mi Shebeirach prayer at services, please call Lisa Ellinger at 404-873-1731. Out of respect for our members’ privacy, we will not put a name on our list without a request. Also, during our services, we invite anyone present to share names of people who are in need of healing.

Caring at The Temple

Caring at The Temple is our way of involving all of our members in the pastoral care of the community. In addition to the involvement of our clergy, members of The Temple reach out to fellow congregants during times of hardship.

For example, we deliver chicken soup to members who are bereaved, ill, recently discharged from the hospital, or celebrating the arrival of a new child. We also hope to start making blankets for those undergoing lengthy treatments or other circumstances.

Bikur Cholim (Visiting the Sick)

Trained volunteers can be matched with congregants to visit based upon their availability and the congregant’s need. Anyone who expresses interest will undergo extensive training before being paired with an ill congregant.

We are always in need of volunteers to be on our email list to deliver chicken soup in their ZIP code, to participate in our Bikur Cholim program, and to help with blankets or any other ideas. Please help make The Temple a caring congregation, and experience the joy of doing a mitzvah.

Tue, May 21 2024 13 Iyar 5784