Chesed, Hebrew for "lovingkindness," connotes a generosity of heart and outpouring zeal for service and support.
Our spiritual ancestor Abraham is seen as the model of chesed in the way that he opened his tent on all sides for visitors, and ran out to greet and serve strangers even in his old and infirm state!
Members of T'chiyah have access to several structures for community care:
- Neighborhood Groups: localized pods (coordinated by a Neighborhood Point Person) that enable local member-to-member support and mutual aid;
- Chesed Committee: coordinated volunteer support by our lay-led Chesed Committee, providing direct service support and monetary aid through the Chesed Fund
- Support from T'chiyah staff
- Direct pastoral care from Rabbi Alana for spiritual and confidential matters
Non-members of the congregation are welcome to volunteer and solicit support from T'chiyah as well, and will be responded to on a case-by-case basis. For more info on membership, click "Join Us" at the top of the page.