The Friendly Visitor Program
The Friendly Visitor Program primarily benefits our elderly congregants by matching them with a volunteer congregant. The friendly visitors receive training and support in order to be well-prepared to conduct visits with congregants who live alone, in assisted living facilities, or in nursing homes.
Although the clergy makes many referrals, temple staff or family members may also request that their loved ones receive a friendly visitor. We maintain confidentiality within the context of a respectful relationship.
If you want to receive visits from a friendly visitor or if you know someone who might benefit from the program, please contact TBEhineinu@temple-beth-el.org.
Hineinu welcomes additional friendly visitor volunteers; if you are interested in participating, please contact Rona at 401.331.6070.
Life Light Pamphlets
Hineinu provides the Life Light Pamphlets displayed daily in the Herman L. Bennett Chapel and on Friday nights in the Silverstein Meeting Hall. These self-help and spiritual essays about life situations such as divorce, illness and death, and spiritual discussions are free for all who wish to take them.
Hineinu has established a series of discussion groups on topics related to caregiving and loss; these sessions are open to any temple congregant. Clinical experts facilitate these groups. For information about the discussion groups’ schedule, check the Temple Beth-El calendar or call Rona at 401.331.6070 for more information.