Use the resources below to help develop a Caring Community within your congregation. One of the keys to success is in tailoring each program to the specific culture of your congregation. For
direct personal guidance on "next steps" we suggest that you contact
Rabbi Edythe Mencher, Sacred Communities of Caring
Faculty, (firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.650.4296).
Creating Caring Committees Sacred Communities of Caring URJ Faculty member Rabbi Edythe Held Mencher answers questions on the how and why of creating a caring committee in your congregation, including:
Becoming a Kehillat Chesed Creating and Sustaining a Caring Congregation (Revised Edition) by Harriet Rosen with Rabbi Richard Address, Marcia Hochman and Rabbi Lisa Izes Based on several years of developing and monitoring these programs, this guide will help your synagogue begin a Caring Community program and transform itself into a spiritual communal family.
Seekers of Meaning Baby Boomers, Judaism, and the Pursuit of Healthy Aging by Rabbi Richard Address In his newest and most personal work to date, Rabbi Richard Address, who has devoted his career to helping transform synagogues into caring communities, explores how the notion of a caring community can be transformative for individuals, particularly baby boomers struggling with issues of aging and mortality.