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Chesed is one of the core values of our Bayit. We have a long history of responding to situations as they arise, as well as serving the Jewish community and beyond with our various chesed programs throughout the year. 

Please click here to find out ways to support Ukraine.

Rabbinic Discretionary Fund
The Bayit Rabbinic Team is here to help community members in times of need.  This process is confidential and discreet.
If you are in need of assistance or know someone who is, please feel free to speak to any of our rabbinic staff members.  If you wish to support this invaluable fund please donate here. 

Bikkur Cholim
We support community members when they are not well and could benefit from a friendly visit. If you or someone you know would like visitors or if you would like to volunteer please contact Rabbanit Bracha at rabbanitbracha@thebayit.org.

Meals (Shiva/Sick)
Bayit volunteers organize meals for those in need in our community. To volunteer and join our Shiva/Comfort Meals WhatsApp group please contact office@thebayit.org.

Chevra Kadisha
At one of the most challenging times in life for family members left behind after a loved one's passing, Chevra Kadisha is there to make sure that Jewish rituals and laws are followed with love and respect. If you would like to volunteer please contact Shifra Landowne, shifra@gmail.com (for women's volunteer group) or Jonny Scheiner ycbstl@gmail.com (for men's voluneer group).

Clothing Drive - thebayit.org/cd
A biannual drive that takes place before Rosh Hashanah and before Passover. Items may be dropped off during the drive only.
Clothing are donated to Furniture Assist.

Clothing Swap - thebayit.org/swap
A biannual swap that takes place the night before the clothing drive. Items must be gently worn and clean and can be dropped off during the swap only. 

Blood Drive - thebayit.org/bd
A biannual drive that takes place in September (on or close to 9/11) and in February.

Toy Drive - thebayit.org/toydrive
A drive that takes place during the month of Kislev (leading to Chanukah). Toys are donated to Chai Lifeline and are given to children who are undergoing medical procedures and whose immune systems are compromised. 

Meals for New Parents
Bayit volunteers organize meals to support parents who have welcomed a new baby. To volunteer please join our email list. When you join our email list, you are committing only to receive notifications about opportunities to support new parents with meals, and you can sign up for a meal only when you've available! Contact Shira Billet sbillet@gmail.com to join.

Caring Callers
A group of Bayit volunteers established during the Covid pandemic to make calls and check in/connect with neighbors in our community.
To volunteer or for further information please contact the Caring Callers Committee caringcallers@thebayit.org.

 
Respite Shelter on Tuesday Nights
 

The Bayit collaborates with the Living Room / Safe Haven in the Bronx to provide beds for the homeless once a week at the Bayit. The Living Room / Safe Haven is operated by Bronx Works and provides social, health, and medical services to individuals prior to their arrival to the Bayit. Volunteers are needed to set up the beds, serve and clean up dinner and provide camaraderie to our guests. Overnight volunteers are  needed to spend the night at the Bayit to ensure the welfare of our guests. Please sign up here if you would like to volunteer. If you have any questions please email shelter@thebayit.org.


Chesed Day
Each year before the High Holidays, we hold a Chesed Day with various activities (such as: blood drive, clothing drive, committee fair, Torah learning, tzedakah collection, sefarim sale, mezuzah/tefillin checking and more) and a Get Involved Fair. There is no need to wait for Elul to get involved! Please reach out to the contacts listed above or to Yael Oshinsky, Program Associate at yael@thebayit.org.

We always welcome feedback on how we can improve and look to join new chesed initiatives. Please contact Rav Ezra Seligsohn at ravezra@thebayit.org with any concerns/suggestions you may have.

Tue, November 29 2022 5 Kislev 5783