HESED: Caring For Our Community
Olam Hesed Yibaneh – Adas Israel Hesed Committee Mission Statement
The Hesed Committee at Adas Israel is committed to fostering a caring, compassionate, and support giving community. Our sacred obligation is to help identify, understand, reach out to, and lovingly support community members in moments of joy, pain, and/or grief.
In this way, we’ll not only pursue fulfilling the immediate supportive needs of Adas members, but also simultaneously build a sustainable community-web of loving kindness that touches all centers and corners of the community.
Acts of Loving Kindness
Hesed Teams –
Hesed In The News!
Hesed Cooking – Spring Event
Come cook for a cause! Can’t tell the difference between a matza ball and a baseball? Don’t worry! No cooking experience is required. At past events, we have added vegetarian lasagna, noodle kugel, vegetarian stew, challah, hamantaschen, honey cakes, and spinach-rice casseroles to our community freezer. The food that is prepared will be used for hesed (loving kindness) activities such as visiting ill or housebound members, those in mourning, helping parents of newborns, and welcoming new members. The recipes we will make at each of the sessions will be kosher pareve or dairy. In addition to focusing on this effort as an act of hesed, each cooking event incorporates kavanah (intention) and Torah learning with one of our rabbis.
Link with Social Action Council
On occasion, as with a prior Bone Marrow Drive, the Hesed Committee and the Social Action Council will work together on a project. The Adas Social Action Council is involved in a variety of interesting and important community service and social justice activities. You can find more information about SAC here.