Ritual Life



Chesed (חסד) is the Hebrew word for "kindness." It is also commonly translated as "loving-kindness," “compassion” or "love." Chesed is central to Jewish ethics and Jewish theology. It is also commonly translated as "loving-kindness," “Compassion” or "love." Love is a central Jewish value, and leads to many particular commandments. Chesed is central to Jewish ethics and Jewish theology.

In this spirit TBS is proud to a have a vibrant Chesed Committee that reaches out with visits, phone calls, and cards to members who are ill, homebound, hospitalized, or otherwise might appreciate the support from the community. Under the leadership of Jack Granowitz and Rabbi Zeilicovich, they are supported by a dozen volunteers whose actions are the essence of chesed.

If you or a loved one would appreciate being contacted by by the Chesed Committee, please provide us with details by calling the office or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (which will be held in confidence by the Chesed Committee)

Social Action Committee

Temple Beth Sholom’s commitment to tikkun olam - repairing of the world - is expressed through the work of our Social Action Committee.

The mission of the Social Action Committee is to engage itself and, by extension, the Temple Beth Sholom community and its members in improving the human needs around us - within our community - both immediate and chronic - and to develop and perform meaningful acts of Tikkun Olam which respond to those needs. The Committee seeks opportunities to perform mitzvot reflecting the ideals of Judaism and welcomes suggestions and involvement from all temple members to assist in fulfilling needs within our community and creating

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relationships with a few key community organizations for a long term commitment of assistance.Some of the past projects that the Social Action Committee sponsored were:

  • pre and post Passover food drive
  • summer food drive
  • cemetery clean-up
  • shelter visit and meal
  • Kol Nidre toiletries drive
  • Mitzvah Day collections and projects


Many more meaningful projects are being planned.




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