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Pastoral Care

Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills is here for you in your times of simcha, joy, and sorrow. We encourage you to call the Temple Office or any of the clergy to share what is going on in your lives so we can be there with you in challenging and uplifting times. We want to be there for you whatever you’re experiencing. So let us know by calling our clergy office at 310.288.3742 or emailing us at [email protected].

Mitzvah Crew

We are growing our team of community members who provide outreach to other congregants in times of need. From checking in with a phone call to delivering care packages and new baby baskets to making a meal for someone recovering from illness, these volunteers help make our community a real community. By signing up, you’ll stay in the loop of opportunities to help out your fellow congregants when you can. You can participate as much or as little as you are able! Sign up here or call Kelley Courtney, Clergy Assistant, in the Temple office at 310.288.3742.

Our Outreach

From simchas to times of sorrow, we support our community in many ways.

Baby Baskets
Families love our Welcome-to-the-World gift basket. How exciting to welcome a brand new member to our community!

Wellness bags
When notified by the clergy that a member is ill, we deliver a Care Package filled with comforting items.

Sympathy Cards
We send personal notes of comfort and encouragement to our members suffering from illness or a recent loss.

New Member Baskets
Joining a new community is exciting and sometimes daunting – so many new people, experiences and ways to get involved! We welcome new members with a thoughtful collection of introductory goodies so that they quickly feel connected to our community.

Aging Parents Support Group
Caring for aging parents can be a difficult time as we become the caretakers for our parents. Whether you have just started caring for your parents or just need a place to talk, we’re here.

For more information on any or all of this information, or to volunteer with the Caring Community, please contact Reba Simon at [email protected].

Ezra Network

If you’re dealing with economic problems, the challenge of helping an elderly parent or a teen in trouble, you’re not alone. An Ezra Network professional (Social Worker, Legal or Job Counselor) is available to meet with you confidentially, one-on-one, to help with financial assistance and government program eligibility, as well as other services and referrals. It’s all here for you – private – and it’s free.

  • Appealing Disability Claims
  • Children/adults with Special Needs
  • Divorce and Family Issues
  • Domestic Violence Resources
  • Drugs and Alcohol Addiction Resources
  • Eviction
  • Family members with Mental Illness
  • Grief Counseling
  • Home Foreclosure
  • Legal Referrals
  • Navigating support systems
  • Financial Issues
  • Emergency Cash Grants
  • Other Counseling and Counseling Resources
  • Parent Support Referrals (classes, groups, resources)
  • Unemployment
  • Support Groups
  • Networking and Job Search related workshops
  • Job counseling

Working with synagogues, The Ezra Network is an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles in partnership with Jewish Family Service, Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and JVS.

For more information, please contact our social worker, Nina Reinis, at 323.600.5722 to make a confidential appointment.