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Hesed - Mutual Support

Providing Support for Members of Our Community

We all need help.

Even if we don’t absolutely need it, there are times in our lives when a little bit of kind help can make a big difference in the quality of our experiences.

One of the gifts of belonging to a community is that there are always many hands ready to pitch in and help each other out.

The Hesed committee at Bnai Keshet works to coordinate offers of help with those who would most appreciate it. The Hesed committee wants to lend a helping hand:

  • when life turns stressful,
  • when a death occurs,
  • when illness strikes,
  • when you’re housebound,
  • when even a joyous event such as a new baby turns your life upside down.

We truly want to know if there is anything at all that we can do, and we also hope you will consider being on our list of people who can offer a helping hand. Some of the ways you can help are attending a shiva minyan, bringing someone a meal, offering a ride (to medical appointments, shopping, services or BK events) or simply lending an ear.

What you can do.

If you are not already on the Hesed Volunteer email list, please consider adding your name to the list by contacting Beth Fuqua. And, when an email goes out asking for help for one of your fellow members, sign up if you can (even if you don’t know the person needing assistance).

If you are experiencing one of the above life events and could use the comfort of some help from the community, let us know, either by contacting the rabbis, the BK Office, or Beth Fuqua. Similarly, if you know a fellow member in need of help, please let us know.

Finally, if you have been either a grateful recipient of help from BK Hesed or a provider of BK Hesed help who found the experience of caring for a fellow member meaningful, share your experiences with others.

Tue, November 13 2018 5 Kislev 5779