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Yad l Yad

Yad I'Yad

Yad l’Yad (Hand in Hand) offers friendly visits to congregants at risk of isolation. The committee was created in the spirit of the traditional Jewish Society for Visiting the Sick (Chevra Bikur Cholim) and provides congregant volunteers with practical and Jewish guidance for conducting this work, expressed by our mission statement:

Jewish tradition teaches, “It is not good for a human being to be alone” (Genesis 2:18); and a healing quality can be found in community, because “the prisoner cannot free himself from prison"  (Talmud Berachot 5b). As Yad l’Yad participants, we strive to facilitate loving kindness through regular connection with and between our fellow congregants at risk of isolation. We commit to learn and grow in our ability to offer a wholehearted presence with each other. 

For more information about referring or participating, contact Lisa Whitmore.

Report a visit.

Yad l’Yad (Hand in Hand) offers friendly visits to congregants at risk of isolation. The committee was created in the spirit of the traditional Jewish Society for Visiting the Sick (Chevra Bikur Cholim) and provides congregant volunteers with practical and Jewish guidance for conducting this work, expressed by our mission statement:

Jewish tradition teaches, “It is not good for a human being to be alone” (Genesis 2:18); and a healing quality can be found in community, because “the prisoner cannot free himself from prison"  (Talmud Berachot 5b). As Yad l’Yad participants, we strive to facilitate loving kindness through regular connection with and between our fellow congregants at risk of isolation. We commit to learn and grow in our ability to offer a wholehearted presence with each other. 

For more information about referring or participating, contact Lisa Whitmore.

Report a visit.

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Congregation Beth Am
  • 26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
  • (650) 493-4661 Contact Us

We strive to live as a holy community whose study and practice of Judaism inspires and challenges us to "do justice, to love kindness and to walk humbly with our God" (Micah 6:8).