Chesed, (which means “kindness” in Hebrew), is a family social action group. We work to teach our children about the wonderful world of helping others through monthly, age appropriate activities. Chesed started at TAE in 2001. It was a recipient of the Union of Reform Judaism Fain Social Action Award recognizing exemplary social action programs.

What Is The Commitment?

Chesed activities are scheduled periodically throughout the year, usually on Sundays after religious school. We often meet with sack lunches or order a pizza, then jump into our event. Not every family can make every event, so we are very flexible! Some events require advance registration and fill up quickly.

What Is The Goal?

If you’ve ever heard yourself say, “My kids don’t realize how lucky they are,” join Chesed. By exposing your children to a wide range of social action opportunities, you teach them – not through guilt or fear but through positive action – to feel empowered to help those in need.

Is There A Cost?

We ask for a nominal $25 contribution per family to help pay for supplies for our activities.

What Are The Activities?

Chesed events cover many different areas of need, from helping the homeless to socializing with the elderly to beautifying the environment. Chesed is parent-run and inspired, so if you have any ideas, feel free to bring them up!

Who Should I Contact With Questions?

Families interested in learning more about Chesed are encouraged to contact Cantor David.