The CHAI (Congregational Help and Information) Program was created in response to the recent recession. Most of us have been impacted by the economic recession and most of us know people who have been. Because so many people have been impacted in major ways (eg. lost their jobs, the threat of losing their homes, unable to pay bills) Temple Aliyah made a commitment to reach out. 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.
For more information about resources or to volunteer your help you can contact Jeff Bernhardt.