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Pastoral Care is a model of spiritual and emotional support in which clergy members support people in their pain, loss, and anxiety, as well as in their joys and blessings. It’s a holistic approach that focuses on guiding, supporting, healing and empowering people to draw upon spiritual resources. It is not psychotherapy and clergy may refer individuals to therapists. Sessions last for 45-50 minutes, are usually limited to three consecutive sessions, and are intended for TBE members only.

To arrange for a Pastoral Care consult, please contact
For pastoral emergencies, such as a death in the family, please call (954) 920-8225.

During this time we know that there are many needs in our community - spiritual, emotional and physical. We also know that we have many resources among us and that while we might not be physically able to gather, we are still “stronger together.”

With that as our principle, the TBE clergy and leadership will be making calls over the next few days to see how we can provide essential services to community members in need. Such support may include assistance ordering food online or by phone, picking up and delivering medications, and helping obtain any other essential items that cannot be ordered online or delivered by the vendor.

The Caring Committee relies on community members offering their time and attention to help. During this intense time, we need people to volunteer… in fact, everyone who can. Please sign up as a volunteer (no specific commitment or skills required) by emailing Sharon Tanenhaus, Caring Committee Chair, at or (954) 604-8666.
TBE is grateful to Sharon and the TBE leadership for their dedication to helping organize this effort.

Food Resources: Individuals who experience food insecurity may need to prepare for quarantine or shutdowns. They should consider going to a digital pantry or ordering food to be delivered. Education is also important – you do not need to be a citizen to receive services at a food bank.


Monetary Resources: HFLS Interest-Free Loans: Hebrew Free Loan Society offers interest-free loans for people who are experiencing temporary financial hardships. Find more information here and please share with anyone who may be affected.

Virtual Resources for Families: In an effort to support families with young children who are quarantined or selecting to do less socializing through playdates or community classes, UJA-Federation, PJ Library, the Foundation for Jewish Camp and The Jewish Education Project have come together to aggregate a collection of high-quality Jewish activities and content that families can engage in together at home:

Stress Reduction:  The Institute for Jewish Spirituality is offering opportunities for anyone who is looking for some moments of calm, centeredness, and clarity. Click here for free offerings and more information.

Information and Links to Other Resources:

May we all find strength within and support from each other during this time and always.

Fri, April 10 2020 16 Nisan 5780