For the last 14 years or so, Dr. Liz Tarshis has led this important committee of the temple in caring for the sick and lonely. Liz organized countless connections for regular visits and phone calls, arranged soup-making nights and deliveries, and led a committee of dedicated volunteers who partner with the clergy team in wrapping our arms around the community.
It is with great excitement and confidence that we formally announce that Bambi Katz is the new chair of the Bikur Cholim Committee. This sacred work has never been more necessary or meaningful, and Bambi brings to the committee her compassion, organizational skills, relationships in many Holy Blossom circles, as well as her natural leadership. The congregants of Holy Blossom can be comforted in knowing that Bambi and the volunteers are here to create a caring community. I will invite anyone in our community – if you or a loved one would benefit from a regular phone call or Zoom … Bambi and her team are ready to make matches! Mazel Tov, Bambi, and our entire community for this wonderful match!
A Note From Bambi:
It is an honour to be named the chair of Holy Blossom’s Bikur Cholim Committee, succeeding Dr. Liz Tarshis, who has chaired this committee for more than fourteen years. Liz and her team of dedicated volunteers have paved the way in being a caring community to our Temple members. I am grateful for all that has been done and look forward to continuing this sacred work, along with the existing group of hard-working volunteers. We are exploring new ideas while maintaining successful ongoing projects. Volunteers are crucial in this task of bringing comfort to those in need. Both former and newly interested volunteers will be warmly welcomed. Please contact Rabbi Goodman ([email protected]) if you can spare some time and want to take up the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim. Not only will you strengthen our community, but the personal gains will also be very rewarding as well.