Coronavirus Resources

As the world faces this new challenge of weathering novel coronavirus, we will keep this page updated with resources for our community as we find and share them.

Helping the BETC Community:

  • If you are struggling financially due to this crisis, please reach out to Rabbi Sandi Intraub (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). All requests will be kept strictly confidential. If you have the means to do so, please consider giving to "Tzedakah for Coronavirus Relief" through the online donations on the Temple's website here. These donations will go into our Rabbi Tzedakah Funds to help our congregants who are struggling financially due to this pandemic.
  • Need help? Want to help? Please fill out this very short survey to let us know how we can help you. Once we gather the results, we will be back in touch to help our community help each other. We will respect everyone's privacy and only share information as needed.
  • If you or your children would like to write cards to people in our community living alone or in senior living facilities, we know that they would very much appreciate it. Please email Lori Lander at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for names and addresses.

Belmont Resources:

See this link to find out more information about COVID-19 in Belmont, including ways to get help and ways to help others. 

In addition, if you live in Belmont, you can fill out this survey to help, or ask for help in the Belmont community.  Many thanks to our own Amy Kirsch who is helping organize these efforts!

Arlington Resources:

If you live in Arlington, you can fill out this survey to ask or ask for help.

Greater Somerville Homeless Coalition (Arlington partner)

Arlington Eats

Arlington Food Link

Passover is coming!

Watch this space for more ideas from our clergy and professional staff, but for now look at this Passover resource page from CCAR.

CJP Resources:

If the new coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has impacted you or your family financially, the CJP Warmline (1-800-CJP-9500) may be able to assist you.

With one phone call or by filling out a simple online form, trained Warmline counselors can begin to help you navigate available services across our Jewish community. CJP is proud to partner with the following organizations in this critical work: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS), Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS), Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS), Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), and Yad Chessed.

The Warmline has long been a resource for those in need of financial assistance, as well as for services that lead to greater stability, such as mentorship and job search support. During this extraordinary and difficult time, CJP will be working to provide additional support to our community.

Perhaps you are one of the many people in our Jewish community who never thought they would need to ask for help. We hope you will reach out and know that you will receive understanding and support.

JewishBoston.com also has additional information about community resources during the COVID-19 crisis.

CJP has launched the CJP Coronavirus Emergency Fund in order to extend greater support to numerous Jewish social service agencies providing critical services during this time. 100% of the money raised will help community members who are facing hardship as a result of this pandemic.

Viewing Worship Services:

While we continue to work out our own options for bringing services to you at home, you can find streaming services from many other temples including:

We'll continue to provide updates on our own services via email as we set up Zoom and other options.

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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]