of the Klein Chaplaincy is to fulfill the commandment of Bikkur Cholim,
visiting the sick. No member of the community should be lonely,
isolated, forgotten or abandoned because of illness, infirmities or
advanced in age.
Reaching out with open arms, a warm heart and an understanding spirit,
we make a commitment to share their suffering. As we nourish their
spirits, offer comfort, friendship and consolation, we bring shlemut, a
sense of wholeness and connection to the Jewish community of the South
Bay, and continue the work of Tikkun Olan, repairing and healing our
We deliver 350
Chanukah Baskets to more than 50 different facilities which include nursing
homes, assisted living residences, board and care facilities and home
bound patients. This is the largest outreach program done by any Jewish
organization, such as ours, in the South Bay. We always welcome
volunteers to help with this project.
A new volunteer
training session is available for interested volunteers. Each session is 2 and a
half hours weekly for 6 weeks. Volunteers commit to four hours of
weekly visitation for one year. We are always looking for new recruits.
Trained volunteers are
currently doing weekly visits at eight facilities on Friday mornings.