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Caring Community

The LBT Caring Community reaches out to members of our Temple community in many ways.  Members of the Caring Community perform many mitzvot, including visiting the sick and bringing them food, comforting the bereaved, supporting families who have recently welcomed a new baby into their homes, and writing notes to congregants who have celebrated simchas.

Remember to let us know if you, or a loved one, or a member of the congregation is going through a time of great joy, sorrow, or illness.  Our Caring Community and LBT clergy want to be there for you in your time of need or celebration.

The Healing Blanket Project

The Healing Blanket Project began as an outgrowth of a congregant knitting group started in 2012 at the temple.  After knitting scarves for women survivors of heart attacks and hats for premature babies in the NICU, a group of congregants wanted to develop a project for people in need at Leo Baeck Temple.  The project was formally launched at a Yom Limmud workshop in 2013.  Dozens of men, women, and children began knitting squares to create blankets to be distributed by the LBT Caring Committee and Clergy to our congregants in need of comfort and healing, both physically, and spiritually.

The project was the vision of Felicia Park-Rogers; and with the help of Wendy Glickman and Janet Grundfest it has become a vital element of LBT members caring for and reaching out to each other.  We are currently circulating five blankets throughout our community.  This project took on even more energy when it was brought to the Women’s Retreat in 2014.

In addition to knitting, the women at the retreat designed and decorated fabric squares which were beautifully crafted by Serena Brooks into the Healing Blanket Quilt now hanging in the Fett Contemplation Chapel.  Rabbis Chasen and Timoner and Cantor Kates launched the quilt and the healing blankets at a beautiful Shabbat healing service in the LBT outdoor chapel in June 2014.

To participate in knitting and to receive a packet with the pattern and prayers for healing, visit the office of Cantor Linda Kates or email her at lkates@leobaecktemple.org.

We offer so much gratitude to the members of Leo Baeck Temple and especially LBT Women for their loving and purposeful contributions to this project.