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. 
CURRENT CHESED NEEDS
 
Kelley Cohen recently had hip replacement surgery and a mealtrain account has been set up to help her family with meals while she recovers.  Please click her for more information and to sign up - CLICK HERE
 
 
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
 
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.
 
WEEKLY YAHRZEITS OBSERVANCES
 
 
Sara Golde
Mother of David Golde
April 14
 
Frieda Fishman
Mother of Martin Fishman
April 15
 
Nancy Perlman
Sister of Julie Perlman
April 15
 
Ruth Novak
Mother of Sandy Shalon
April 17
 
Dorothy Rozen
Mother of Susan David
April 20
Kenneth Levy 
Father of Sandy Shalon
April 22
 
Bernard Goodman
Father of Elaine Lederman
April 24
 
Charles Birnbaum
Father of Michael Birnbaum
April 24
 
Arnold Kaplan
Husband of Sheila Kaplan
April 26
Harvey Mizes
Father of Jim Mizes
April 27
 
Elaine Begun
Mother of Ken Begun
April 27