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Caring Community Program

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. Every member is invited to help support and comfort those 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:

  • Deliver gift bags at Rosh Hashanah and Pesach.
  • Deliver necessities and Jewish resources to those who are not capable of acquiring them personally.
  • 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.
  • Coordinate pen pal relationships between homebound members and USY members
  • Assist with rides to events
  • Provide information about community resources and happenings
  • With love and respect, assist in burial preparations for burial, Shiva minyanim and comfort families in mourning
  • Respond to individual member needs with special one-time or ongoing initiatives

If someone is ill or in need of 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. All communications will be kept in confidence.


Join The Support Network

Help us grow our community of loving kindness.  Whatever your talents, we always need more caring volunteers.  For more information, please email us. [link to email:]

To Speak with the MAC Chair, contact Claire Gorfinkel at 626-798-1161 or

Tue, January 26 2021 13 Shevat 5781