Bring Idea #18 To Your Community!
JTA and The Fundermentalist, the Forward and its Sisterhood Blog, eJewish Philanthropy, Jewcy, Jewschool, the Jewish Federations of North America, and 31 Days, 31 Ideas, have partnered to publish one new idea each day of February from 28 different Jewish thinkers in an effort to produce new ideas that can enhance the Jewish community.
Read Idea #18, “A Day of Empowerment for Jews Facing Serious Illness,” by Sharsheret Founder and Executive Director Rochelle Shoretz:
“As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I’ve been on the receiving end of the Jewish community’s response to serious illness for almost 10 years. We are an incredibly charitable people; over the years, I have been inspired by the lengths to which we will go to encourage Jewish men, women and children to help the sick. We train our rabbis on sensitivity in speaking with ill congregants. We teach our young ones the mitzvah of bikur cholim, or visiting the sick. We encourage our community members to set up prayer groups to recite tehillim (psalms) and chesed organizations to prepare meals and offer childcare. I am grateful for all that the community has done for me, and for all those facing serious illnesses. But I think we can be doing so much more for ourselves.” Click here to read more.
To bring Idea #18 to your community, contact Rebecca at [email protected].