Kayla’s Caring Community

Temple Ohabei Shalom is a caring community, whose members are enthusiastic about helping each other in times of need. In order to solidify that energy and use it in the most efficient and organic way possible, we are inviting you to be part of a unified program of caring that involves all segments of the Temple community working together. We have seen by experience, that when there is a need, we find a way to care for each other.

If someone in your family is experiencing an illness, if you’ve just had a baby and would like a friendly visit or a meal – or if you are otherwise in need of some support – we want to help! If you would like to be involved in helping other congregants, please let us know.

Kayla’s Caring Community provides the following to congregants in need: 

  • Bereavement support (assisting clergy; leading Shivas; supporting logistics)
  • Support for the elderly, chronically ill, and isolated (shopping for basic needs; technology support to access online temple resources)
  • Personal and family support in times of acute need (meals; calls to spouses & other support persons
This program is named  Kayla’s Caring Community in memory of Kayla Maya Soderblom (November 11, 2010 - July 2, 2012), whose too-short life inspired congregational caring that echoes to this day.