BHC Cares strives to support our congregants wherever they are and whatever their challenges. Our members and staff help and support each other. All of our efforts can be found on this page, and are classified by type of assistance. INFO: Carol J. Caplan, BHC Cares Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rabbi Sachs-Kohen, Director, 410-764-1587.
Congregants and family members can be supported by our community at a time of loss. BHC member Robert Cohen, PhD, PA, is the facilitator. The group will meet for six consecutive Sunday mornings. Click here for a schedule of this semester's meetings. INFO: Carol J. Caplan, BHC Cares Chair, email@example.com, or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.
Caregivers Support Group
We provide the opportunity for caregivers to share with each other their challenges and triumphs, their needs and hard-found wisdom. Whether one is a spouse, parent, sibling or child of someone who needs care, many of the issues are the same. BHC member Benjy Dubin leads this support group. INFO: Carol J. Caplan, BHC Cares Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-764-1587, ext. 270.
BHC Cares coordinates visits by our clergy and lay leaders to BHC members who live at North Oaks, Roland Park Place and the Atrium, in addition to our clergy’s ongoing attention to members who in need of support. INFO: Iris Powell, email@example.com or 410-764-1587, ext. 224.
Volunteers call congregants who are unable to get out. A simple call can let homebound members know they are not forgotten. INFO: Lynette Berman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-484-6853.
Sharing Shabbat is a program that brings Shabbat Services to residents of local assisted living homes and senior living communities. Congregant volunteers lead a short Shabbat Service with participation by the residents. Currently services are held at: Arden Court (first Saturday monthly, 1:30 PM), Springwell (first Saturday monthly, 3:30 PM), and North Oaks’ Autumn Ridge Health Center (first Friday monthly, 3:30 PM).
Would you like to volunteer for this mitzvah? The time commitment is an hour every few months. Leading the service is simple even if you have limited experience, don't sing or don't read Hebrew. INFO for Arden Courtr & Springwell services: Sid Bravmann, 410-952-6352. INFO for North Oaks service: Sue Brown, email@example.com.
Offer a gesture of love by providing meals to fellow congregants at difficult life moments. For example: those who have lost a loved one, brought home a new baby or who are recovering from illness. INFO: Sharon Edlow, firstname.lastname@example.org.
BHC Cares offers a variety of educational programs and speakers throughout the year. Topics include health care, aging, accessibility and inclusion. INFO: Carol J. Caplan, BHC Cares Chair, email@example.com or 410-764-1587, ext. 270.
The following groups and programs are coordinated by outside groups and proudly hosted at BHC.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; it is self-supporting through contributions. INFO: aa.org.
GreySheeters Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for GSA membership; GSA is self-supporting through our own contributions. The primary purpose is to stay abstinent and help other compulsive overeaters to achieve abstinence. INFO: greysheet.org.
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating, binge eating and other eating disorders using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions. OA is not just about weight loss, weight gain, maintenance, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. INFO: oa.org.
Small Home Repairs
Our caring, talented and generous congregants offer to help other BHC members with small home repairs. INFO: Sidney Rankin, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-764-1587, ext 270.