Adas Israel invites anyone interested in creating a caring community to become involved in the many activities of the Hesed Committee. The committee focuses on Acts of Loving Kindness to help meet life challenges among our members. Hesed is a vital part of building community at Adas. One day you might be helping someone in our community. The next day you might need help yourself and the community is there for you. Hesed provides both the joy of giving and receiving. If you have any questions please contact Hesed Committee Chairperson, Rae Grad (email@example.com).
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
Building on our vision of creating a caring community at Adas Israel, the Hesed Committee is a collaborative effort of our clergy, staff and volunteers to reach out to Adas members who are alone, convalescing and/or infirm or newly arrived. Our goal is to ensure that all members of our community have an opportunity to have regular, friendly and personal contact with fellow congregants. The resulting relationships enrich the entire community.
Hesed Committee volunteers will meet periodically with Rabbi Holtzblatt and others on our clergy team to learn more about the mitzvah of gemilut hasadim (giving of loving kindness), and Torah lessons to underscore the importance of this work. The Torah has a lot to say about this topic. At these learning sessions, volunteers can discuss their experiences connecting with other congregants and to create fellowship among themselves. From time to time, guest speakers are invited to address the group on different topics.
Hesed Teams –
Guided by our clergy team, our Hesed volunteers have many ways to become involved in Hesed activities. There is something for everyone. You can help as little or as much as your schedule allows. There is an activity for YOU. Sign up now!
If you share your bread with the hungry,
And relieve the afflicted soul –
Then shall your light rise in the darkness
Ad you shall raise up the foundations of many generations.
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