Caring

Building a Gemilut Chesed (Caring) Community and Living our Jewish values through acts of loving-kindness
Our Sages tell us that the world is based on three things: Torah, study of our sacred texts; Avodah, serving God through our prayers; and Gemilut Chesed, active loving-kindness towards others. Pirkei Avot 1:2 Through our small, warm community, we bring our members together to acknowledge the joyful moments in our lives, to comfort the sorrowful in meaningful ways, and to help those who need assistance. Although we would like to meet any need, however great, that may arise for a community member, we regret we don't have the resources to meet every type of need. We offer assistance in the areas where we can be effective:
  • Home/Hospital Visits
  • Shiva Visits
  • Meals
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Transportation

what is a chesed community?

Once the Gere Rebbe decided to question one of his disciples: “How is Moshe Yaakov doing?” The disciple didn’t know. "What!" shouted the Rebbe, "You don’t know? You pray under the same roof? You study the same book? You serve the same God? Yet you dare tell me that you don’t know how Moshe Yaakov is, whether he needs help or advice or comforting? How can that be?" Here lies the very essence of our way of life: every person must share in every other person’s life, we must not be alone in sorrow or in joy.

Beit Tikvah gemilut chesed (Acts of Loving Kindness)
committee volunteer contact and preference information

Every member who completes this form does so with a willingness to be called on should a need arise. If you can, please offer to help in more than one way. Feel free to offer your potential availability throughout the years in many categories. Middle and high school-age members may want to consider volunteerism as a way of earning required community service hours.


how to get assistance

To get help, you may call the office at 410-464-9402 and leave a message or email info@beittikvah.org.


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