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Chesed Committee Activities

                                                                                                  As members of Ohr Kodesh, we seek to support each other as we meet life's many challenges. 

Whether a few minutes of conversation or a large coordinated effort, we hope to lift spirits, alleviate isolation and reinforce connections among the OKC family. Our committee works with individual members, synagogue committees and the synagogue staff to identify needs and organize responses.

Meals ● Transportation ● Visits ● Calls                  ● Personal Notes ● Greeting Cards for Ill Children ● Prescription Deliveries      ● Doctor Appointments

We also have an online community of volunteers: The OK Chesed Committee’s Lotsa Helping Hands (LHH). The LHH site makes the mitzvah of chesed easy! New volunteers are always welcome. These activities require only one-time commitments, such as buying some groceries for a home-bound family when you are already planning a trip to the store, or doubling your dinner to provide a meal for a fellow congregant. If you have time to throw some extra pasta on the stove, or would like to purchase a meal for a family, but can’t quite find the time to drop it off yourself, the Chesed Committee can help arrange logistics.

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As a spiritual community, Ohr Kodesh prides itself on our efforts to generate a sense of connectivity among our members. During this High Holiday season, the Chesed Committee is seeking Ohr Kodesh members to help make calls to reconnect with their fellow congregants to check in, wish each other well, and further build a sense of community as a “kehillat kodesh”. For additional information about this initiative, please contact Elisabeth Boas.  

Loaves of Love
The Chesed Committee is seeking to help those in our community who are homebound, elderly, or otherwise isolated who would appreciate bringing in Shabbat once a month with a delivery of fresh challah. The Loaves of Love initiative is a wonderful way to show those who cannot actively participate in the ritual and programmatic life at Ohr Kodesh that we care and are thinking of them. If you know of someone whom you think would enjoy receiving a monthly Shabbat challah, and/or wish to participate in the distribution effort, please contact Sarah Kagan

Sun, September 24 2023 9 Tishrei 5784