Community Outreach / Community of Caring

“These are the deeds without measure which yield fruit in the here and now and continue to yield fruit in the time to come: Honoring father and mother; performing acts of loving kindness; going early to the house of study morning and evening; providing hospitality; attending the sick; rejoicing with bride and groom; burying the dead; meditating in prayer; making peace between one person and another. And the study of Torah equals them all because it leads to them all.”  (Talmud, Shabbat 127a)

The Community Outreach Committee facilitates programs which encourage and enable members of Temple Aliyah to become involved in the community at large at the local, regional, national and international levels. The Community Outreach Committee fosters collaborative relationships with other groups and organizations towards the above ends. The committee is responsible for programming Mitzvah Day as well as monthly activities and collections which benefit those in need. The committee oversees the Community of Caring program, the Jewish World Watch Committee, Interfaith programs and other programs which speak to the mission of Community Outreach.

Community of Caring

Temple Aliyah’s Community of Caring is committed to offering support and caring to our congregants and their loved ones. The Community of Caring Committee meets regularly to create and maintain volunteer teams which reach out to those in the Aliyah family who are in need of support and to those celebrating happy occasions as well.

Community Outreach / Social Action

The Community Outreach Committee plans and runs social action programs and collections, often partnering with community organizations to make a difference.

Inter-Religious Activities

Temple Aliyah is proud to partner with S. Bernardine of Sienna Church and the Mohammedi Center to offer our communities opportunities to engage in conversation and social action with each other.

Congregants in Need

With a strict sense of the importance of confidentiality, the CHAI program provides communal resources and matches congregants with specific needs with others in the congregation who have the expertise to help with those needs. The CHAI program, administered by Jeff Bernhardt, Community of Caring Director, also helps congregants who meet the criteria to apply for one-time only grants from the Jewish Federation.

Jewish World Watch

Temple Aliyah is proud to be an active member of Jewish World Watch and our congregants participate in several actions and events.

Mitzvah Day

Join us for this meaningful day of action.  Click above for more details.


A list of the programs that happen throughout the year.