Chesed is Hebrew for "lovingkindness." It connotes a generosity of heart and outpouring zeal to be provide 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!
Our Chesed Fund serves to provide monetary assistance to T'chiyah members who need some extra support - whether due to a new baby in the family, the recent loss of a loved one, an emergency financial crisis, or other challenging situation .
Money from the Chesed Fund may be used to provide meals, supplies for a shiva or life-cycle event, direct financial aid or a loan, or other forms of support on a case-by-case basis.
Requests for support from the Chesed Fund can be made by contacting T'chiyah staff, who will liaise with the lay leaders of our Chesed Committee to respond to the request.
As we cope with the effects of the spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19, we anticipate that our community members will need some extra support.
Please GIVE WHAT YOU CAN to ensure that our community is well-equipped to sustain one another through a period of work interruptions, financial instability, restricted mobility and mandatory physical distancing.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact T'chiyah staff directly.