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Caring and Chesed

Caring and Chesed (Loving Kindness) Committee

The mission of the Caring and Chesed Committee is to enhance our sense of congregational community by reaching out to individuals with tangible expressions of caring and chesed as Jewish communities around the world have done for generations.

The UVJC/Kol Ha’Emek’s Caring and Chesed Committee aims to help build our sense of community by reaching out to members in a variety of ways. All of our outreach, whether it be small, simple gestures or more complex efforts, is meant to show caring as well as reflect the values of respect and confidentiality. Especially in a time when so many of us are staying close to home, our work helps us connect as a community in meaningful ways.

What are some of the things we do?

  • Welcome new members with visits and packages;
  • Send cards in times of celebration and in times of recuperation;
  • Provide refreshments after funerals;
  • Make phone calls and visit members from time to time;
  • Assist with occasional chores, including food deliveries, driving, and more.

The Soup Group now is part of the Caring and Chesed Committee, and we have chicken, vegetarian, and vegan soup on hand for delivery! We produce Kosher soup, then store it in the Roth Center kitchen for pick-up. Soup is available to anyone in the Jewish community, member or not. Although the Roth Center has been closed during the pandemic, we can still make arrangements with Chris in the office to pick up the soup of your choice.

If you know of someone who would appreciate some caring and chesed, or if you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Committee Chair Roberta Berner (603-790-8365 or bernerabel@aol.com) or Co-Chair Laura Harris-Hirsch (603-252-1127 or lauralebanon@gmail.com).