JewishCharlotte Emergency Response Fund
As the COVID-19 crisis rapidly evolves, we are humbled by the generosity and responsiveness of our caring Jewish community. The JewishCharlotte Emergency Response Fund is intended to help address the most immediate and pressing community needs. The escalation of COVID-19 calls for a coordinated, streamlined response to support and enable our local beneficiary agencies to meet the demands created by this unprecedented pandemic.
If You Can Help, We Need You
We are looking for compassionate congregants to reach out to our Temple Beth El family during this challenging time, particularly those in our community who are isolated and vulnerable. Our goal is to continually check on all members to make sure they are ok and to gather information about those needing additional support or care. To help, please contact Candace Naliboff.
Jewish Family Services Support
Jewish Family Services is committed to offering numerous services, resources, and activities. They are in the process of adding more programs and will share additional information as it becomes available.
Looking for ways to volunteer or resources for how to find assistance for yourself or others in the greater Charlotte area? Click here to learn more – the CharMeck Responds Coalition, of which Temple Beth El is a part, is made up of many faith partners, nonprofits, businesses, and other community organizations that are committed to making sure all the members of our community are cared for during this unprecedented time.
Main Line: 704-366-1948 Religious School: 704-749-3046 Clergy On Call: 704-576-5073
Monday, April 6: What’s Happening Online
Friday, April 3: Celebrate Passover with Temple Beth El
Thursday, April 2: Weekend Update
Thursday, March 26: Video Message from Evan Wilkoff, Board President
Message from Clergy & Staff
Temple Beth El’s building is closed. Our staff is running the functions of the synagogue remotely. Our staff will hold regular weekday hours from 9:00am-5:00pm.
We are all challenged by the coronavirus, whether it be disruptions in our daily lives, heightened concerns about vulnerable populations, or concern over our own health in the weeks ahead. This is a moment that is different from what any of us have experienced before and as such, it can be frightening. Our Jewish tradition guides us to try and offer comfort to all those in need and to participate in our community to try and minimize further spread of the disease. We are all responsible for one another. As Rabbi Hillel taught, “If I am not for me, who is for me; and if I am only for myself, what am I. And if not now, when?
May we go from strength to strength!