Bikur Cholim/Jewish Visiting Workshops

...a series to create more thoughtful and intentional caring communities for our congregations.  A collaboration of Jewish Family Service and Hebrew Union College. Workshops will be led by Hebrew Union College Rabbinic students.

You can be a vital link in connecting your congregation to your fellow congregants who are homebound or in residential care. Bring the message that they are remembered by you and by the Jewish community.

A visit from a fellow congregant can brighten the day of someone who is homebound or in residential care.


To make it easier for congregants to connect, Jewish Family Service and Hebrew Union College have teamed up with area congregations to invite the community to a free series of Bikur Cholim /Jewish Visiting Initiative training workshops.

 

“While learning new things, you could become part of a more thoughtful and intentional caring group that brings the hopeful message, ‘You are remembered by your Jewish community.’ It’s possible that you’ll also learn something about interacting with someone in your own family who is struggling with illness,” said Pat Rosenberg, Jewish Family Service Bikur Cholim coordinator.

 

There will be fun activities and thoughtful, practical suggestions offered at all three workshops which will be taught in March, April and May by Hebrew Union College rabbinic students Eric Mollo, PJ Schwartz and David Spinrad.

 

They will cover the topics “Effective Communication Tools: How Much Talking? How Much Listening?,” “Supporting the Stranger: Jewish Texts & Practical Tips” and “Residential Care Communities: Thoughtful Suggestions for Visiting.”

 

You are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops. The first one, on effective communication, will be held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Adath Israel Congregation in Amberley, with a simulcast at Beth Israel Synagogue in Hamilton. More information can be found at jfscinti.org.

 

Co-sponsors for this series are Adath Israel Congregation, Beth Israel Synagogue, Congregation Beth Adam, Northern Hills Synagogue, Temple Sholom and The Valley Temple.

 

Rabbi Irv Wise, Adath Israel Congregation's senior rabbi, said, “I strongly encourage our congregants to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to train to visit the sick, be with their families and support those in need. These mitzvot are extraordinarily important and immeasurably fulfilling.”

 

For questions or to RSVP, contact Pat Rosenberg 513-766-3362 or prosenberg@jfscinti.org.

 

Schedule of Bikur Cholim Workshops

You are welcome to attend all sessions

Effective Communication Tools:
How Much Talking? How Much Listening?

Monday, March 18, 11 am - 12:30 pm

 

Two Locations:

Adath Israel Congregation (513) 793-1800

3201 E. Galbraith Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Host: Rabbi Irvin M. Wise

 

Simulcast:

 

Beth Israel Synagogue (513) 868-2049

50 North 6th Street, Hamilton, OH 45011

Host: Rabbi Eric Slaton

 

 

Speaker: Eric Mollo

Supporting the Stranger:

Jewish Texts & Practical Tips

Thursday, April 18, 11 am - 12:30 pm

Temple Sholom (513) 791-1330

3100 Longmeadow Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Host: Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp

 

Speaker: PJ Schwartz


Residential Care Communities:

Thoughtful Suggestions for Visiting

Sunday, May 5, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Northern Hills Synagogue (513) 931-6038

5714 Fields Ertel Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249

Host: Rabbi Gershom Barnard

 

Speaker: David Spinrad


The Bikur Cholim trainings are offered through the Jewish Visiting Initiative partnership of Jewish Family Service and the Clinical Pastoral Education program of Hebrew Union College.

 

The workshops are co-sponsored by Adath Israel Congregation, Beth Israel Synagogue, Congregation Beth Adam, Northern Hills Synagogue, Temple Sholom, and The Valley Temple.

 

RSVP to Pat Rosenberg (513) 766-3362 or prosenberg@jfscinti.org