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ECE CARES is dedicated exclusively to our Early Childhood Education (ECE) community and is an offshoot of Temple Aliyah’s larger Community of Caring.  The objective is for our ECE families to feel supported and cared for on their journey through preschool. This program specifically supports families coping with bereavement, adjusting to newborns, as well as dealing with any significant illness that may arise.  Asking for help can be difficult, but please don’t be shy! We are here for you and want your experience at Temple Aliyah to be one of greatness. Confidentiality is our utmost concern, and we respect if you choose to keep your life events private.

In addition, The Jewish Federation’s Ezra network is an amazing free resource that is available for anyone in the Jewish community.  Social workers, Job Counselors, and Lawyers are available to help as well as postpartum support groups. No referral needed.  More information can be found here:

If an illness/chronic condition flare-up, bereavement, or birth arises in the ECE community, please contact the ECE office and CC us (contact info below).   We will then reach out directly to the family to figure out the level of assistance needed.  We have found that the meal trains are most effective when done centrally by us and are initiated typically when there is a long-term need such as recovery from surgery.  Mealtrain information will be sent to the room parents by the ECE Cares Chair to share with the community or just the specific class of the family or teacher impacted depending on the level of need.  Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Hillary Nusinow – Chair of ECE Cares or 818-203-8292. 

Lisa Cobey Lopez - Community of Caring Director or 818-233-0895

Robin Wayne – ECE Director or 818-346-1552

To learn more about what the Temple’s Community of Caring program does or to volunteer, please visit click here.


New Moms Connect groups provide a warm, compassionate environment for mothers/parents to come together to share personal experiences and feelings while receiving support and feedback from group members and professional facilitators. New Moms Connect helps new mothers/parents and their families overcome feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety while increasing access to community resources and strengthening support networks.

To RSVP or for more information please click here,  call (310) 272-7878 or email


New Dads Connect Support Group

Please join us for a free 4-week online group open to new fathers who are looking for the best ways to support their growing family.  You’ll receive professional support and practical ideas on how to connect with your baby, adjust to parenting, manage stress and keep your relationship strong!  To learn more about the group, please contact: or call 213-332-3421

Thu, June 30 2022 1 Tammuz 5782