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.
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.


Rosalyn Bronstein
Mother of Jon Bronstein
Feb 10
Richard Benveniste
Brother of Daniel Benveniste
Feb 10
David Goldberg
Father of Martin Goldberg
Feb 12
Brent Simpson
Father of Gene Simpson
Feb 13
Harriet Schnur
Mother of Mimi Torres
Feb 13
Jerome Stuhlbarg
Father of Jody Dice
Feb 14
Zoe Orgel
Mother of Andrew Orgel
Feb 14
Samuel Hershfeld
Father of Jan Hershfeld
Feb 16
Leo Boruchoff
Father of Nancy Orgel
Feb 16