Chesed - Community Service

chesed_at_bnai_jeshurun_logo.jpgEVERY HELPING HAND MAKES A DIFFERENCE

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, helping students learn to read and write at E. Prep and Village Prep Breakthrough Schools, 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.




We are excited to be partnering with E Prep & Village Prep - Woodland Hills (Breakthrough Schools) for the 2019-2020 school year. We are hoping this builds a strong partnership where we will have many opportunities to work with the school and help when needed through collections, reading with students and sharing some of our holiday customs. 

We will kick everything off with a school supply collection. See requested supply list.

Please drop off NEW supplies in the bin located in our Gross atrium through August 19.





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 Committe Volunteers: Submit your visit reports electronically here.




July 21 - KFP (Kosher Food Pantry)
August - School Supply Collection for E. Prep Village
August 18 - KFP
August 28 - Transplant House
September 15 - KFP
September 22 - Super Sunday
October 20 - KFP
November 17 - KFP
November 20 - Transplant House
December 15 - KFP
January 19 - KFP
February 16 - KFP
March 1 - Deliver Mishloach Manot
March 15 - KFP
April 19 - KFP
​May 10 - The Race at Legacy Village
May 19 - KFP
June 21 - KFP


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.