During the week of November 19, 2017, Sarah Shapiro, Shleimut Social Work Consultant will be onsite at Beth Israel during the following hours:

  • Sunday, November 19 - 10 am to 12 noon

Family Caregivers- your feedback is needed!

November is National Family Caregivers Month. The Associated’s Caring Commission/Aging Subcommittee is hosting focus groups the weeks of November 27 and December 4, 2017 and we are looking for family caregivers to share your experiences, needs, and ideas. We’re seeking caregivers (not professional, paid caregivers)  for family members, loved ones and friends. The person receiving care may live in or outside of Baltimore.

Groups will be held at the Edward A. Myerberg Center (3101 Fallstaff Road) or the Jewish Community Services Building (5750 Park Heights Avenue) and will be led by a third-party facilitator. There will be multiple sessions (each approximately 60-90 minutes long) at varying times. GIFT CARD RAFFLE before and after each group! More details to follow, including specific information about date/time.

Please note that strict confidentiality will be maintained!

If you are interested in participating, please send an email with the subject “FOCUS GROUPS” to

In the body of the email, please include:

-          First and last name

-          Email address

-          Cell phone number

-          If you are caring for:

1.      A parent living in or outside of Baltimore

2.      A spouse/partner

3.      A sibling

4.      A person (child/adult child) with special needs/disabilities

Thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to hearing from you!


Health. Healing. Wholeness. Hope.

Turn to Beth Israel when you need support and guidance. With our innovative Shleimut program that addresses our congregation's total health, to referrals to local agencies and other care, we encourage you to rely on your Beth Israel family.

Life is complex. Sometimes you need a place to turn for answers. Beth Israel is one of the only Conservative congregations in the United States to offer Shleimut, an initiative that provides members with access to an on-site social worker and nurse-all in an effort to promote health, wellness and healing within our Beth Israel family.  

From managing a physical illness to helping navigate the many changes in our lives, find the answers and support you need with this valuable program, available to all Beth Israel members.

Contact our Shleimut nurse Anita Meddin, RN, at 410-654-0800, ext. 264, or our Shleimut social worker Sarah Shapiro, LCSW-C, at 410-654-0800, ext. 263. All calls are confidential.