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Yom Chamishi, 29 Tishri 5778

Nevadans for the Common Good

Congregation Ner Tamid is affiliated with Nevadans for the Common Good (NCG).  NCG is a non-partisan affiliation of organizations focused on improving life in Nevada now and into the future, by forming purposeful relationships between clergy, congregations, social service organizations, government officials, and business leaders to build stronger families, healthier communities, and a more just world.  NCG acts to strengthen family and community in solidarity with others, across lines of race, class and religion.

In April, 2015, Congregation Ner Tamid hosted the Elder Care Academy, a collaboration between CNT and the Nevadans for the Common Good.  A direct outcome of this forum is CNT's Caregiver Support Group, in response to the requests of caregivers who attended the Academy.  Caring for a loved one who is ill or elderly and needing assistance can be very stressful and frustrating, and usually results in a sense of sadness and loss that comes from the changes you observe in the person who now needs your help.  The Caregiver Support Group will be an opportunity to share common experiences and glean new ideas from people "who walk in your shoes."  Speakers will be engaged, based on topics requested by participants.  Meetings will be held on Sundays once a month, between 12 noon and 1:30 pm and facilitated by volunteer Jennifer Cohen, RN.  The meetings will begin after the High Holy Days.  If you would like to join the CNT Caregiver Support Group, please call the Temple office at 702-733-6292 and leave your name, phone number and e-mail, and we will contact you with more information.