Community Engagement - Volunteers Needed

Community Sponsorship that we actively participate in and support via fund raising, volunteering for, knowledge and awareness, hospital visits and social support, and community initiatives.

Social community engage ment is incredibly important and is one of the factors that improves people's quality of life by simply engaging with those whom are disadvantaged and allowing them to participate in the community.

We encourage inclusion, and believe that if eveyone in Sydney spent just one day a month to go out and engage with their community and provide various levels of socio/economic efforts from holiding hands with someone in hospital, to telling someone stories and listening to others.

Other activities include organising picnics for them and their carers to allow access to the community and have those disabled (and their carers) be able to engage and socialis, to break out of deperession and isolation.

If you would like to make a difference to your community and get involved with a disadvantaged group of society, then please call our offices to discuss volunteering and helping out at our events!

Just a few of the causes we engage with to support the community:

  • Parkinson's NSW;
  • MS Australia;
  • Carers NSW;
  • Autism NSW;
  • Alzheimer’s NSW;
  • Disabled Sports Association;
  • Community and Sporting groups;
  • AFL Clubs NSW;
  • Riding for the Disabled;
  • Salvation Army;
  • Canteen NSW;
  • Leukaemia Foundation;
  • Starlight Foundation;
  • Tennis Australia.

Announcement - Volunteers Needed

Motor Neurone Disease - Support Groups & Social Support.

A person's risk of developing motor neurone is 1 in 300. Motor neurone disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do.

RSVP: Please call a team member for further details.


Parkinson's Disease - BBQ Picnic & Fundraising

Parkinson's disease is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. As the disease worsens, non-motor symptoms become more common. The symptoms usually emerge slowly. Early in the disease, the most obvious symptoms are shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty with walking.

RSVP: Please call a team member for further details.


Bikkur Cholim Team - Members Needed.

The Bikkur Cholim Team needs about ten members. If you feel you can help join us for coffee and cake this coming Tuesday 9 May at 8pm at the home of Rose and John Temple.

Associate Professor, Jeffrey Cohen, who is a Certified Board Chaplain with considerable hospital visitation experience, will give us an induction into pastoral care.
If you are interested but unable to attend please RSVP or contact us directly.

Bikkur Cholim Team - Caring & Sharing

How many times have you heard congregants say?

"No one visited my parents when they were in hospital".
"Mum is confined to home and she is very lonely."
"So-and-so would like to talk to someone."
"I don’t have family and no one invites me for Shabbat".

We have a team lead by Rabbi Yehoshua Niasoff who are committed to Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick) and connecting with members of our kehillah who have pastoral needs.

Contact a member of the team if you would like someone to visit.

Rabbi Niasoff - Ext. 7
Karen Fried (Office Manager) Ext. 0
John Temple (Volunteer) - Ext. 3

The way forward...

We are moving to a change in the way the Shule operates, with members voluntarily taking on more responsibility for different areas. For example, Rabbi Niasoff and John Temple are already responsible for visiting the sick and providing bedside social support (and would welcome other help).

In our youth activities, Pam Seidman and Bev Michaelis are recruiting young locals with madrichim experience to run and revamp our youth program.

Garry Lavan and William Maynard will plan our discussion program for Shavuot. We will be asking the kehillah to assist with other activities of the Shule. And we will soon form a committee to select a new senior rabbi.

We all want our congregants to stay loyal to South Head, to contribute to it both socially and financially - with their time and for others to see our shule again as a wonderful and vibrant community and congregation. We will work together to rebuild and renew our shul.
Should you have any questions or wish to reach out, please call or email.

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Rose Bay, NSW 2029
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