Caring Community

It is our mission at PJTC to enhance and nurture the spirit of community within our congregation by addressing the emotional and/or special needs of all our congregants throughout their individual life cycle events.  Every member is called upon to help celebrate, support and/or comfort others in need within our congregation.

Our support network is coordinated by our clergy, the spiritual care team and the Membership Assistance Committee, known as MAC.Together, they visit our sick and homebound congregants and deliver gift bags at Rosh Hashannah and Pesach.

The Caring Community Program reaches out to members of our congregation who need a little extra attention.  We support the Clergy team with visits to hospitals and care facilities where congregants are getting treatment.  We phone and visit people who are homebound, living with illness, recently bereaved, providing care for a loved one, going through a difficult family or job transition . . . anyone who, for whatever reason, could use a sympathetic listening presence.  We also organize various one-time and ongoing programs, assist with rides to events, and provide information about community resources.  Along with MAC, the Membership Assistance Committee, the Caring Committee reaches out to congregants when there has been a death in the family;  our clergy and the support network – with love and respect – assist in the preparation for burial and comfort the family in mourning. The support network brings food to families in mourning, organizes the Shiva Minyan and helps care for the needs of our members. Volunteers, questions and suggestions are always welcome.

Join the PJTC Support Network

Help us grow our community of loving kindness. We help congregants by visiting those who are ill or homebound, making Shiva calls, attending a Minyan, sending a card, preparing a meal and so much more.  Whatever your talents, we always need more help.  For more info email us.

Claire GorfinkelIf Someone is Ill or Needs Help

If you or someone you know is ill, recovering from surgery, or homebound and would like a visitor, please let us know so we can help.  Contact Claire Gorfinkel at 626-798-1164