Caring Community

The Caring Community of Congregational Emanuel sustains members in times of joy, need, and sorrow. With compassion, respect, and confidentiality, the committee works to transform our Emanuel family into a more cohesive and caring community committed to fulfilling God’s Mitzvot.

The following  Food - Dietary Guidelines have been adopted by Congregation Emanuel when using the kitchen and social hall. Our aim is to create an atmosphere where all the members of the congregation feel comfortable and welcome. Our hope is to cultivate a model of Jewish living through our celebrations, observances, and traditions.

Our Congregation is creating community-wide networks for people to lend support in times of need, starting with the concerns around bereavement and illness.

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If you or someone you know is ill, recovering from surgery, or homebound and would like a visitor, please tell us.


It is a long CEHV tradition: Send us the name(s) of loved ones who are facing illness so that we may support them and you, by inclusion in our communal Mi Sheberakh prayers.

The Mi Sheberakh prayer is one of the central Jewish prayers for those facing the challenge of illness. The prayer includes pleas for both physical and spiritual healing within the community of others facing illness.

Traditionally, the Mi Sheberakh is said in the synagogue when the Torah is read. In modern times, the Mi Sheberakh is often said by professional health caregivers, patients, and loved ones at various times during treatment and recovery from illness of all sorts.