Chesed - Loving Kindness

Chesed is a member-to-member network where, by doing acts of loving kindness, we help those in our Mishkan Torah community who are experiencing life's challenges.

We are building an emotionally safe, caring environment where we can both share our needs and actively support and help each other in times of need, within the constraints imposed by the capacity of our Community.

We help in four categories: transportation to and from Mishkan Torah for services and events as well as to local medical appointments, meals after unexpected life challenges, friendly visits/phone calls, and bereavement support with the Funeral Practices committee.

Beyond the Chesed services set forth above, our volunteers have offered additional services such as help with computers, shopping, errands, carpentry, lawn mowing and snow shoveling, to name just a few. A full list of these services can be found on in the Chesed Community Bulletin Board, which can be found in this document. The document also provides information on services provided by Prince Georges County and Montgomery County.

If you have a specific need, or any kind of personal or family crisis, please call on the Chesed Committee. We are here to help. You can contatct the Chesed Committee at Chesed@mishkantorah.org. Or if you wish, you may contact any of the members of the Chesed Steering Committee: Daya Solomon, Maureen Callanan, Rachel Glick and Rachel White,Linda Spevack, and Rabbi Saul Oresky.

Beyond the Chesed services set forth above, our volunteers have offered additional services such as help with computers, shopping, errands, carpentry, lawn mowing and snow shoveling, to name just a few. A full list of these services can be found on in the Chesed Committee Resource Guide under the heading Chesed Community Bulletin Board. In addition, the Chesed Committee Resource Guide provides information on services for transportation, meals, and other needs of the disabled, ill, and elderly in Prince George's County and Montgomery County.