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Chesed - Community Service

CHESED at B'nai Jeshurun

Join your friends, your community, and Chesed and sign up for a project or two! There are many projects planned for the year Please contact Rachel Schwarz to sign up and get involved! Our active Chesed committee seeks to make a difference in our synagogue and in our community. There are so many ways to get involved: cooking and delivering meals to congregants in need, packing food at the Cleveland Foodbank, lending a hand at the Animal Rescue Village, helping students at E. Prep Village, volunteering at Super Sunday with the Cleveland Federation, and so much more.  We hope you will join us to make a difference in our community.

To make a donation to the Joel Schwarz Memorial Chesed Fund in support of the synagogue's Chesed activities, you can give online, mail a check payable to B'nai Jeshurun Congregation (note Chesed in the memo line) to the synagogue, or contact Paula Botkin at 216-831-6555 ext 132.

Rachel Schwarz - Chair
Lois Novikoff & Nina Rosner - Buddy Chairs


Check back often for NEW dates being added to the calendar! We look forward to volunteering with you and making a difference in our synagogue and community!

July 25 - Clean-up the Hebrew Cultural Gardens
August - Collect School Supplies for Village & E Prep School
October 3 - Kosher Food Pantry
October 10 - Volunteer at Super Sunday
November 1-December 6 - Operation Warm-Up 
December - Volunteer at KFP

February 20-26 - CHESED Week

(November 1 - December 6) 

We will be partnering with NCJW for Operation Warm-Up; a community-wide collection of winter clothing items for those in need. 

A bin will be located in our Gross Atrium where you can drop off new or gently used warm items.  They have asked for the following donations: 

  • New underwear in package. Men’s , women’s, and children; all sizes. Large sizes especially needed. 
  • Pajamas for children, all sizes. Must meet fireproof standards.  
  • Gloves and mittens, especially waterproof for men, women and children.  
  • Hats and scarves for men, women and children  

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​An Amazon Wish List established for the project. Purchases can be made at:  Purchases from the Wish List will be delivered directly to NCJW. 

Sunshine Committee

The Sunshine Committee will be dedicated to bringing warmth, light and sustenance to those in our congregation who have difficulty coming to synagogue. Volunteers will visit members who are homebound and provide support and good cheer.  This committee is meant to increase our synagogue’s connection and bring “sunshine” to those who may feel less connected or in need.

The Sunshine Committee will be under the auspices of the Chesed Committee, adding another wonderful way we care for our congregants and the greater community. To learn more about the Sunshine Committee, contact chair, Robbie Schonfeld, Shani Kadis or Rabbi Rudin-Luria

Sunshine Committee Volunteers: Submit your visit reports electronically here.

Cooking & Meal Delivery

Did you know that CHESED prepares frozen meals that we deliver to our congregants when they need help; whether they are sick, taking care of family in the hospital or just going through a hard time?  B'nai Jeshurun is your family and we want to help.  We are looking for a few more volunteers who can be assigned one week during the year to deliver meals when needed.  For information about our delivery meal program or if you know someone who could use a nice cooked meal, contact Rachel Schwarz.

Mon, January 24 2022 22 Shevat 5782