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Ve'ahavta lere'acha ka'mocha

Temple Beth El is here for all of us.

While we need to separate physically,
sharing our traditions, our hope and our caring
will keep us together! 

Please see below for ways to Get or Give support in our community.

***Please note new ways to help donate Food and Cycle Forward

supplies in the Give support section below!!!***






Caring Circles


Food Banks



Personal masks



Let art brighten your day!
Chalk Drawing or a 
     Kindness Rock


Ways to Get Support

Please let us know what specific ways our community can come together to help you, including if you would like a call from Rabbi Luna. Call the TBE office at 239-433-0018. 

Be connected by a weekly 3-5 person email group or 1:1 phone call . To join call our TBE office 239-433-0018 or write to

Call or write to The Jewish Federation Jodi Cohen 239-481-4449 ext 2 to register.

Click here   or call 239-334-7007, ext. 4

We have homemade fabric masks made with CDC guidelines. To request masks and arrange delivery please call our TBE office 239-433-0018 or write to

Our Confirmation class and other artists are eager to bring you some cheer. To request either your sidewalk/driveway chalk drawing  or a Kindness Rock, including any particular theme,  call our TBE office 239-433-0018 or write to







Donate Groceries








Donate Blood


Making Face Masks










Create Art to Cheer 



Caring Circles  

Helping Pets



Ways to Give Support

Drop off non-perishable FOOD & Cycle Forward   supplies (tampons and sanitary pads) on the steps of TBE

every Tuesday 10-11am PM (strict).  Barbara Gribin and helpers will collect & bring all donations to the 17 sites (food pantries and shelters) already served in our TBE donation program.

Jewish Federation Food Pantry: Suite 101, 9701 Commerce Center Court, Fort Myers 33908. Please contact Jodi Cohen to arrange drop off 239-481-4449, ext 2. They request peanut butter, beans, tuna, vegetables, fruit, cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, toilet paper, paper towels and Publix gift cards. They are also accepting Cycle Forward menstrual supplies, especially pads. 

Harry Chapin Food Bank has 61 programs, including mobile pantries. Cash is preferred, & food is also welcome:  Drop off in Fort Myers: 3760 Fowler St.   M-F  8am - 8:30pm .Volunteers are also needed: 

Please visit . Click on the Find a Hospital button to see a list of hospitals , and how many goggles each would like and how to deliver. Some only want new ones, but others will take used goggles.

Appointments are required. To arrange donation, please call Lee Health Blood Center 239-343-2333, or One Blood 888-936-6283 or go to and scroll to picture of the BIG RED BUS to find where you can donate based on zip code and desired date.

Please consider making masks for both our congregation and friends as well as healthcare workers. All masks need to comply with CDC guidelines. .
You can work independently, or if you prefer to join a group production, contact to be connected to an established chain of people each doing a different production step ( cutting fabric /sewing /lacing). All skill levels are welcome!

To have your masks go to the congregation & friends, please put 2/baggie and write to arrange for pick up

To have your masks go to healthcare providers you can drop them at: 
1. Lee Memorial Hospital, 2776 Cleveland Ave. Ft Myers, South employee entrance from 1-5 PM M-F. Prior to drop off, please call or text Faith Nesselhauf, 239-229-1961.  

2. Lee Health Foundation, at the security tents outside any hospital. 239-343-6950

We need artists to brighten the day of congregants. 

Our Confirmation Class and other artists are needed to create a chalk drawing for congregants that request a message for their sidewalk or driveway.   Another option is to create a Kindness Rock with a personal message for a congregant that requests one. A great project for all ages!To volunteer, write to: to be matched to a request.  Please note appropriate social distancing and safe delivery will be maintained.

Volunteer to lead either an email circle or run a phone tree in a weekly connection with 3-5 people who request the connection.  The Rabbi sends a weekly message that you can incorporate. To volunteer, write to:

Donate cat and dog food. You can order through Chewy or Amazon for direct delivery, or drop off any day 8-5pm at  Gulf Coast Humane Society, 2010 Arcadia St. Ft Myers FL 33916. They are working to distribute through Community Cooperative Food Pantry in connection with Harry Chapin Food Bank. Contact Jessica Purdy Volunteer Coordinator 239-332-0364  ext.301. with any questions.


We are always looking to expand the library of
opportunities to do mitzvot at Temple Beth El.  

We welcome new ideas and feedback.
Contact us at


Wed, October 28 2020 10 Cheshvan 5781