‘On The Go’ to transport seniors to 10 synagogues during High Holy Days
SAN DIEGO (Press Release) –On the Go, a program of Jewish Senior Services Council delivered by Jewish Family Service, will offer free rides to individuals 60 years of age and older in need of transportation to High Holy Day services at participating synagogues in San Diego.
Synagogues include Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Beth El, Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Dor Hadash, Ner Tamid Synagogue, Temple Adat Shalom, Ohr Shalom Synagogue, Temple Emanu-El, Temple Solel and Tifereth Israel Synagogue.
On the Go consists of three components offering both group and individual transportation. Through the Rides & Smiles® program, volunteer drivers provide individual transportation for older adults to medical and personal appointments, synagogues, and the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center. On the Go Shuttles provide group transportation to Jewish Family Service’s Older Adult Centers, religious events, shopping centers, lunch destinations and other cultural outings and events. On the Go also offers exciting organized excursions to locations throughout San Diego County and surrounding areas.
“This is the most holy time for members of the Jewish faith,” said Rabbi Aliza Berk of Jewish Family Service.
The Jewish High Holy Days are observed during the 10 day period between the first day and the 10th day of Tishrei, the seventh month on the Jewish calendar (Rosh Hashanah – beginning sundown on September 8, 2010; Yom Kippur beginning Sunday, September 17, 2010). Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, a time of family gatherings, special meals and sweet tasting foods. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the most solemn day of the Jewish year. It is a day of fasting, reflection and prayers.
“This is the time of year when people in the Jewish community come together for rejuvenation and prayer, and we want to do everything we can to provide transportation to older adults who wish to participate,” said Brenda Bothel, Director of Transportation for Jewish Family Service. She added, “Older Adults particularly can find themselves isolated, and On the Go can help by picking them up and delivering them to a place of worship, and returning them home again.”
For additional information, please contact On the Go at or call 1-877-634-6537.
Preceding provided by Jewish Family Service