Beth Chaim’s Chesed Program translates a philosophy of love and compassion to all, inside and outside our community, into a program of acts and deeds that help to support and lift each other up in times of need, and at life cycle events.

Every family in our congregation is a part of a smaller group - a Chesed group - of between 6 and 12 families. Members of these groups are there to help each other. A coordinator leads the group and is asked to notify other members if and when a need arises. In addition, families within each Chesed group may get together to celebrate holidays, sponsor a break-the-fast after Yom Kippur, or attend services together. The groups are celebratory in good times at social functions as well as supportive in times of need such as the passing of a parent or family member which may involve delivering a meal, writing a condolence note or helping at a Shiva.

Through our joint efforts of partnership with the Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Membership, our Chesed Program is yet another example of what makes our Congregation so inclusive and special. 


Mourning and Grieving - Funeral and Shiva Information

Zichronah L'vracha

May Her Memory Be a Blessing

Bebe Waltrip
Our heartfelt condolences go to Mat and Ellen Waltrip,
and their children Stephen and Rachel,
on the death of Mat's mother, Bebe Waltrip.
Bebe died Tuesday, February 18th,
at the age of 93, after a long illness.


We've added a new page with prayers to help those in mourning or grieving.  Click here to see the prayers.
To find out how to receive your free candle, click here:  Free Candle.
For a more in-depth look, read, "Chesed"- A Sermon, by Rabbi Chaya Gusfield.
If you would like to make a donation in honor of your loved one, please click here:  Donation.
Dolores DeNevi
Mother of Karin DeNevi
February 23
Darra Silverman
Wife of Brian Silverman
February 23
Jean Birnbaum
Mother of Michael Birnbaum
February 24
Larry Israel
Father of Richard Israel
February 24
Bernard Denenberg
Father of Barry Denenberg
February 25
Joseph Drabkin
Father of Lori Troyanovsky
February 25
Mary Kelley
Sister of Kathie Bleier
February 25
Robert Dorinson
Brother of Mary Day
February 25
Joseph Herlich
Father of Rae Corr
February 26