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Chesed Programs

Chesed is one of the core values of our Bayit. We serve the Jewish community and beyond annually with various chesed programs. 

Chesed Day
Takes place in Elul before the High Holidays and includes chesed initiatives such as: blood drive, clothing drive, committee fair, Torah learning, tzedakah collection, sefarim sale, mezuzah/tefillin checking and more. To volunteer or for further information contact Yael Oshinsky, Program Associate at

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

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

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, (for women's volunteer group) or Jonny Scheiner (for men's voluneer group).

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

Toy Drive -
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 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

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. 

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

Thu, August 18 2022 21 Av 5782