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. 
Tamra Grelck, daughter of Neil and Bobbi Bernstein, is recovering from heart surgery at Stanford Hospital. We hold her in our prayers.  For anyone that would like to support the family during this time, they have been using a meal service that accomodates their dietary needs and gift cards can be purchased - CLICK HERE


Mourning and Grieving - Funeral and Shiva Information



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.
No Shabbat services on June 28 - July 6th
Yahrzeits for June 14th Shabbat Service
Leonard Meyers
Father of Fran Patterson
June 3
Elinor Hamlin
Mother of Susan Homer
June 4
Jacob Lubinsky
Father of David Lubinsky
June 5
Beatrice Mazer
Mother of Marc Mazer
June 5
Melvin Johnson
Father of Rick Johnson
June 6
Arnie Fertel
Father of Amy Miller
June 8
Fred Schenk
Father of Terri Brown
June 9
Regina Yudien
Mother of Jody Yudien
June 11
Betsy Boruchoff
Mother of Nancy Orgel
June 12
Victor Adelson
Father of Bonnie Adelson
June 12
Ella Goodman
Mother of Elaine Lederman
June 15