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, […]