Chesed Caring Community


Get Involved word cloud on a white background.Temple Emanuel is a caring community that provides support and assistance to its members in times of need. If you or someone you know in our community is in need of help, support, a friendly visitor, guidance or referrals, we are there for you. If you are able to volunteer your time or expertise in support of those in need, please contact one of our chairs below.

Our Chesed Caring Community encourages our ability to support each other through the cycles of life by fostering relationships among Temple Emanuel members, including visits, calls, notes, rides to synagogue, and other activities that connect our community.

For more information:

Lynette Polatin
Judy Taub
Ruth Sherman
617-965-6245
617-505-6629
617-244-8322
lspolatin@gmail.com
judithtaub@yahoo.com
shermra@yahoo.com

Do you know someone who needs a caring visitor?

Elderly daughter visiting his disabled mother at homeOur Chesed Group connects people through the power of community …

  • Whether you need help yourself
  • Whether you are caring for a loved one, an aging parent, a child with special needs or a veteran.
  • Whether you want to volunteer to help a friend or others

We can help.

If you or someone you know is ill, has a parent or loved one who is lonely, homebound, or has a chronic illness and would like a telephone call or visit from one of our congregant volunteers, please contact Joan Mael at 617-558-8101.


Shabbat and Holiday Hospitality

Kosher? Live in walking distance to Shul?
It’s a mitzvah to host out of town guests for Shabbat.

Congregation volunteers provide Shabbat hospitality (meals and/or lodging) to out-of-town guests of bar/bat mitzvah families who would like to be within walking distance of the synagogue, or other visitors who drive but would like to have a traditional Friday night meal.

If you can provide temporary accommodations, please contact Lynette Polatin or Judy Taub.


Ride to Shul

Are you looking for a ride to Shul? Are you unable to get to Temple Emanuel services because you lack transportation?

Please contact Lynette Polatin of the Chesed – Caring Community Committee at 617-965-6245 for assistance. To register, please fill out this rform.


Senior couple sitting on bench in autumn parkCJP Senior Direct

Do you need to find the right living arrangement for a Jewish loved one in the Boston area? Need a little guidance about elder day care programs? We’re here to help.

Our eldercare professionals are experts on all the issues facing seniors – from assisted living to kosher meal programs. We can tell you the services designed for Jewish elders and the best care available for all seniors.

Call us today for a free consultation. We look forward to helping you!


Seminars for Later Life

Informational programs when we are caring for our parents or planning for ourselves presents:

This Seminar for Later Life is a forum for discussion. Come hear experts present. Come discuss your own situation.