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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TBA Cares…How Can We Help?
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)
- Food Pantry Locator: westchestercoalition.org
- Lifting Up Westchester, White Plains. To volunteer or make an in-kind donation please contact: Nancy Inzinna Phone: (914) 949-3098 x 9735 Email: email@example.com Serves the Open Arms Men’s Shelter and Samaritan House Women’s Shelter.
- YMCA Tarrytown will accept donations for its male residents.
- Jan Peek House, Peekskill, Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill(CCHOP)
- Feeding Westchester Every $1 donated provides 4 meals for children, families, and seniors struggling with hunger in our community. You may also donate non-perishable items.
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.
|Briarcliff Manor||914-941-6560||BriarcliffManorNY_Recreation/Senior Citizen Services|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tips and Info from around the WebHome Safety Checklist for Seniors
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: email@example.com or (914) 761-0600 x143
Judy Fink, LCSW, Director, Geriatric Services, firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 761-0600 x340
Alzheimer’s Association: alz.org (800) 272-3900
Patricia Gaston, LMSW, Care Consultant, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter: email@example.com or (914) 253-6860