Caring Community

To contact our Caring Community,
please call the Temple Office at (562) 434-0996


Our Caring Community Committee provides Temple Israel members an opportunity to realize the mitzvah of performing acts of G’milut Chasadim (deeds of loving kindness), especially during difficult situations, such as when members experience the loss of a loved one. We fulfill a sacred mission simply by offering support and bringing people closer together. Our aim is to find wholeness and meaning in lives, both as individuals and as a community. All Jews are enjoined to perform this mitzvah. Therefore, we are all members of the Caring Community Committee.

On The Death Of A Loved One For The Bereaved & Those Who Wish To Provide Comfort

This information is not only for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one, but for all those who wish to provide comfort to the bereaved. Also included are actions that, if performed prior to death, will make the “business of death” less painful. View our Caring Community brochure to get information on the following topics:

  • Assistance provided for memorial gatherings
  • How to prepare for the death of a loved one
  • Jewish ritual practices of death and mourning
  • How to comfort individuals and families who are bereaved
  • How to become a Caring Community Volunteer

Caring Community Brochure