TBA Cares

TBA Cares is our Caring Committee.

We reach out to families experiencing illness, difficult times, or death.  The TBA Cares team helps members of our Temple Beth Abraham community in many ways, such as providing meals to families in mourning or arranging transportation for the elderly to and from worship services and/or doctors’ offices.  We reach out to congregants who are celebrating the birth of a child or grandchild, to teenagers who are graduating or who just received their driver’s license. Occasional meals and visits are extended to our homebound congregants.

We use donations made to TBA Cares to help congregants who have experienced a loss in their family.  

Donate funds for a shiva meal or supplies here:  


If you wish to volunteer for TBA Cares, or if you are in need of help, please contact Melissa Baer tbacares@tba-ny.org

TBA Cares…How Can We Help?

This page contains links to other Internet websites and information provided by companies and persons not affiliated with TBA or TBA Cares. Such links should not be considered endorsements or referrals for any products, services, or information contained therein.

A WJCS and UJA initiative, – The COVID Relief Hub, (formerly known as Upward-NY) is designed to assist Westchester Residents and New Yorkers across the 5 boroughs and Long Island, with the far-reaching impact of the pandemic.

Through the WJCS Hub, clients can access career services, mental health counseling, kosher home delivered meals and referrals to community resources to assist with food insecurity, cash assistance, financial counseling and more.

Where to Donate Items

Temple Beth Abraham is often asked about where people can donate items.  We have compiled this list to assist you.  *denotes a Jewish organization:


  • Men’s, Casual: Midnight Run, Dobbs Ferry (there are boxes in the Temple Coat Room).  And they can always use new (in package) underwear and socks.
  • Women’s, Career: Career Closet, Briarcliff Manor (in Briarcliff Congregational Church)t
  • Children’s: Kids’ Kloset.  Clothing can be gently used or new; underwear and socks must be new in the package.  Kids’ Kloset accepts seasonally, appropriate, clean clothing.
  • All: Organizations that accept clothing
  • Salvation Army (Tarrytown)
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (will pick up at your home)



 Westchester Pandemic Older Adult Community Resource Guide 

The Center for Aging in Place offers this informal senior services/referral directory and online resources for Westchester County amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with thanks for the help of DOROT Westchester, RSVP of Westchester, Volunteer New York! and Nonprofit Westchester.  Click here to download the file.

Do You Know What Services Your Town Offers Specifically for You?

Many towns in Westchester offer special services and benefits for senior citizens (including buses, activities and senior centers). We have put together this list of websites and contact information, for your information. If your town is not listed, call Village Hall and ask for the Recreation Department.




Ardsley 914-693-8012 ArdsleyVillage.com/Parks-Recreation
Bedford 914-666-7004 BedfordNY.gov/Recreation
Briarcliff Manor 914-941-6560 BriarcliffManorNY_Recreation/Senior Citizen Services
Dobbs Ferry 914-693-7792 DobbsFerryRecreation
Greenburgh 914-693-8985 GreenburghNY/Brochure
Hastings 914-478-2583 HastingsRecreation.org
Irvington 914-591-7736 IrvingtonNYGov
Mt. Kisco 914-666-8766 MountKisco.org/Recreation/Seniors
Ossining 914-762-1350 Ossining.com/Depts/SeniorServices
Pound Ridge 914-764-8201 Pountridge.com/Neighbor2Neighbor
Scarsdale 914-722-1160 Scarsdale.com/Recreation/Seniors
Sleepy Hollow 914-366-5109 SleepyHollowNY.gov/Recreation/Seniors
Somers 914-232-0807 SomersNY.com/Seniors
Tarrytown 914-631-8389 TarrytownGov.com/RecreationDept
Tuckahoe 914-337-8487 Tuckahoe.com/Seniors
White Plains 914-422-1423 CityOfWhitePlains.com/ActiveOlderAdult

Westchester County 2-1-1

What is 2-1-1? (click on the title to go to the 211 website)
United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public to find the answers to a variety of Health and Human Services related questions. You can call or search this database about everything from basic needs like food, clothing and shelter, to volunteer opportunities, legal services, drug treatment, employment support, childcare, eldercare and more.

Whether answering to a natural disaster, a personal emergency or to furnish tools to foster independent lives, United Way’s 2-1-1 seeks to help those in need wherever they live. 2-1-1 can give callers up-to-date information on emergency shelters, road conditions, etc.

Burning Building? Call 9-1-1 Burning Question, call 2-1-1
2-1-1 is a partnership of all of the United Ways in the counties in which it serves. Along with financial support from each United Way, 2-1-1 is funded by local municipalities, private foundations, local corporations and individual donors. Interested in supporting 2-1-1? Please contact panderson@uwwp.org.

Tips and Info From Around the Web

Home Safety Checklist for Seniors

Housing Tips and Advice from The National Aging in Place Council

Boomer’s Roadmap for Aging in Place: How to Prepare Today for your Senior Years

Preventing Falls at Home

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors | A Home Design Guide

Exercise and Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

14 Ways to Help Seniors Avoid Isolation

Canine Caregivers for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Senior’s Guide to Using Computers and Software

Economic Security for Seniors Facts

Home Safety and Security for Aging-in-Place Seniors

Dental tips for Seniors

Aging and Eyesight

Substance Abuse & Addiction In the Elderly

Elder Care

Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS): www.wjcs.com.  WJCS is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit human services agency that supports 20,000 Westchester residents annually to meet challenges and achieve personal success.  Services include mental health treatment, a network of literacy, learning and youth development initiatives, residential and non-residential programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism, services for older adults, and privately funded programs for the Jewish community.

Jane Slevin, LMFT, Coordinator, Pathways to Care and Center for Jewish Programs: jslevin@wjcs.com or (914) 761-0600 x143

Jennifer Convissor, LCSW, Partners in Caring Social Worker, jconvissor@shamesJCC.org or (914) 366-7898 x1162.  Jennifer is onsite at the Shames JCC on the Hudson

Judy Fink, LCSW, Director, Geriatric Services, jfink@wjcs.com or (914) 761-0600 x340

Alzheimer’s Association: alz.org (800) 272-3900

Patricia Gaston, LMSW, Care Consultant, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter: pgaston@alz.org or (914) 253-6860

The Law Offices of Robin P. Freimann: Robin P. Freimann, JD, PhDElder Law, Trusts and Estates, Medicaid Planning: rfreimann@elderlawandtrusts.com or (914) 428-4140

Sue Groppe OTR/MS, Geriatric Care Manager/Occupational Therapist, elderservicesny.com or (914) 779-0031

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