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A little bit of kindness goes a long way: Chesed Call for Volunteers

As a community, B'nai Havurah is committed to Gemilut Chesed, doing kind things for others in small and large ways. We believe that acts of kindness hold the potential to embody godliness for both the giver and the receiver.

Members of the Chesed Circle can only do their job if they can call upon the members of B’nai Havurah to fulfill the needs of our community. 

Please click here to sign up for a variety of tasks you are willing to help with over the next year, or click here to download and print a form with the same information that you may mail or scan to B'nai Havurah.

CHESED:  Acts of Lovingkindness at B’nai Havurah

One of the core values at B’nai Havurah is “gemilut chesidim,” acts of kindness expressed through support of our community in times of physical and emotional need.  We may assist with shiva or mourning rituals, provide cards of condolence or convalescence, facilitate urgent meals or visits to congregants in need, and empower congregants to appreciate and utilize the strengths of their individual networks or our larger community.

Congregants who wish to be contacted by Chesed are referred to the committee.  Chesed referrals for lifecycle or personal issues (illness, death/grieving, accident, surgery, hospitalization or extended care) should be confirmed by the congregant, family member or trusted close friend who has been given explicit permission to contact the Rabbi/staff.  The committee is a small group of volunteers who try to promptly clarify what help is needed and what resources are available.  Chesed will then assist the congregant in organizing and accessing their own resources (family, havurah, friends) on a case by case basis.  If these resources are not sufficient, Chesed will reach out to the larger B’nai Havurah community to offer assistance with meals, visitors or other services.

To contact Chesed, call B’nai Havurah at 303-388-4441, or email Rabbi Evette at rabbi@bnaihavurah.org, Becky Epstein, Executive Director at exec@bnaihavurah.org or refer to our list of Chesed volunteers, below, and contact them during the month they are assigned.

 

2020

January                   Not assigned

 February                     Paula Gudder               303-365-2941     sgudder@du.edu

March                        Barbara Shindell          303-921-6141      bshindell@comcast.net             

April                           Lorrie Tishler                720-391-9699     lorrie_edits@yahoo.com

May                           Sheila Bluestein           303-745-5646     sjb5646@gmail.com

June                          Janet Tamaren             859-230-7869      jndavid_50502@yahoo.com

July                           Carol Bubes                  303-877-2773     cbubes@outlook.com

August                       Annie Reilly                  303-809-9137     annreilly081745@gmail.com

2019 - September     Sue Ferguson               303-756-0509     suehferguson@msn.com

2019 - October         Sharon Haber               720-327-5539     sharonlchaim@aol.com

2019 - November      Sarah Goldblatt             303-884-6192     ngoldblatt@dikcou.com

2019 - December      Barb Stephens              303-829-7924     bbspc@aol.com

Chair: Janet Tamaren, jndavid_40502@yahoo.com859-230-7869

Advisor: Bobbie Towbin

HELPFUL RESOURCES

The information in the following resource list is not meant to be exhaustive but rather an sampling of reliable services. B'nai Havurah is not liable for the advice or actions of of any of the listed resources. 

Please contact a Chesed Circle member (see list of below) or the office for assistance.

 

lDIRECTORIESl

211 United Way Denver
Dial 211
http://www.unitedwaydenver.org/2-l-l
FREE and confidential community referral service

Psychology Today
http://www.psychologytoday.com/
Therapist finder

Homeless Shelter Directory
http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/colorndo.html

SAMHSA Treatment Services Locator
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

lCOMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTHl

 

Sheridan Health Services
3525 W. Oxford Ave Unit G-3 Denver, CO 80236
303-797-4260

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/nursing/Sheridan/Pages/Home.aspx.

 

Servicio De La Raza
303-953-5930
3131 W. 14th Ave Denver CO 80204

http://serviciosdelaraza.org/
$25 sessions without insurance, individual/group therapy, ADHD testing, parole community reintegration, youth services, job placement, GED, tuition assistance, emergency food, DV program, HIV/AIDS program

lCRISIS SERVICESl

The Trevor Project
LGBT youth, friends & family members:
1-866-488-7386, http://www.thetrevorproject.org
Crisis Text Line: SMS: text "HERE" to 746741, Chat online

Denver Health Mobile Crisis Services: 303-602-7220
24/7 onsite/phone evaluations, information/referral services to Denver County residents


National Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

The Center for Trauma and Resilience 24 Hour hotline: 303-894-8000
http://traumahealth.org/
Trauma sensitive yoga, children youth and families program, elderly and disabled program, resources and directories

The Blue Bench

Sexual assault prevention and care

https://thebluebench.org/

24-Hour Hotline: 303- 322-7273

Veterans Crisis Line: Active U.S. Military, vets & family
1-800-273-8255 press1, SMS text 838255, Chat online
http://www.veteranscrisisline.net

lSUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENTl

 

Arapahoe House
303-657-3700
https://www.arapahoehouse.org
Outpatient, residential, detox, DUI, outpatient mental health

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
303-322-4440
http://www.daccaa.org/

Al-Anon
303-321-8788
Support for family and friends of alcoholics

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
303-832-3784
http://nacolorado.org/meetings/

Phoenix Multisport
720-440-9175
2233 Champa Denver CO 80205
https://phoenixmultisport.org/
FREE fitness center and activities for those in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol

Many of the resources above were provided through Mental Health First AID, a program of the Mental Health Center of Denver. Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the U.S. and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common treatments.

 
For additional information about Mental Health First Aid, call 303-504-6500 or go to
 

https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/

Sat, March 28 2020 3 Nisan 5780