Hineinu refers to a mitzvot network for members of the Beth-El community to provide supportive services for one another in times of need. Hineinu enables and empowers members of the temple community to reach out and assist each other by performing traditional mitzvot, or acts of kindness and caring.

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 hineinu@temple-beth-el.org Hineinu welcomes additional friendly visitor volunteers; if you are interested in participating, please contact Jenn 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.

We invite you to send us the name(s) of loved ones who are facing the challenge of illness, that we may support them, and you, by inclusion in our communal Mi Sheberakh prayers.

Mi Shebeirach avoteinu v’imoteinu,
Avraham, Yitzchak v’Yaakov, Sarah, Rivkah,
Rachel v’Lei-ah, hu y’vareich et hacholim
[names]. HaKadosh Baruch Hu yimalei
rachamim aleihem, l’hachalimam ul’rapotam
ul’hachazikam, v’yishlach lahem m’heirah
r’fuah, r’fuah shleimah min hashamayim,
r’fuat hanefesh ur’fuat haguf, hashta
baagala uviz’man kariv. V’nomar: Amen.

May the one who blessed our ancestors, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah, bless and heal those who are ill [names]. May the Blessed Holy One be filled with compassion for their health to be restored and their strength to be revived. May God swiftly send them a complete renewal of body and spirit, and let us say, Amen.