The Mi Shebeirach List: a note from the Chesed Committee

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Chesed, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The healing power of our community is available to us in many ways. One of them is during the Torah service.  As part of the healing prayer, in the Mi Shebeirach, we mention the names of those who are ill, injured, in distress or recovering. During that prayer, the community prays for physical, psychological and/or spiritual […]

An Interview with Laurel Zien, Chesed Committee Co-Chair

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Chesed | No Comments

by Bill Lazarus Laurel Zien, co-chair with Hedy Straus of Kehilla’s Chesed (Lovingkindness Committee), remembers her mom’s generous spirit. “If Ditty was wearing a coat and you said something like I like that a lot, she’d say, ‘Here, take it.’ Anything in her closet you were welcome to have.” About seven years ago, after her […]

Ditty’s Closet Update – Fall 2015

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Chesed, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

by the Chesed (Lovingkindness) Committee Several new items have been “donated” to Ditty’s Closet this past year, including a beautiful, brand-new, large-wheeled wheelchair, for which we are very grateful. Items that are frequently borrowed include:  walkers with brakes and a seat, a shower transfer bench that bridges over a bathtub, an ice machine for post […]

Chesed Cookbook Project

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Chesed | No Comments

by the Chesed (Lovingkindness) Committee CookbookOne of the major ways our Kehilla Community takes care of one another is through….food! Meals are both heart and body warming, enabling us to support one another in both good times and bad. When members post Chesed requests for help with meals, some people immediately know what to do, […]