From social justice advocacy, to volunteering opportunities, to missions around the country, we strongly believe in the idea of helping others and consider it a foundation of our community.

This year’s Chesed (Kindness) Initiative will be centered around helping individuals fill their homes and lives with warmth, rebuilding and replacing what was lost, and reaching out to those who need us most.

Chesed opportunities for January.

Winter can be a difficult time for many to keep warm and to have good food on the table. Please help as we work to bring some sunshine to people during these shorter winter days. 

Do: 

  • Help us sort clothing donations at the Interfaith Works Clothing Center on Wednesday, January 12 from 530-7 pm. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. The Center is located at 751 Twinbrook Parkway. The Center requires that all volunteers provide proof of vaccination or a recent negative covid test.  Masks are required at all times while volunteering, and they try to keep people as safely spaced as possible. Please let Candace ([email protected]) know if you are able to volunteer (even if just for a portion of the time that evening) by Monday, January 10 so we can give the Center a headcount. 
  • Help us bring smiles to the residents at Hebrew Home! We would like to organize a virtual talent show, as soon as January if there is enough interest! Please let Jackie ([email protected]) know by Wednesday, January 5 if you would be interested in performing, and we will begin to coordinate. 

Donate: 

  • Help us stock the shelves of Yad Yehuda’s Capital Kosher Food Pantry, the regions only Kosher food pantry. You can either shop and ship directly to the Food Pantry through amazon.com (more details available here) or you can purchase items and drop them at one of the many drop-off locations in the area, including at Kehilat Pardes and Shaloms. A full list of drop-off locations is available here, as well as a list of reliable kosher certifications. Lastly, you can also drop off items with Candace by January 24 who will bring them to one of the central drop-off locations. All foods donated must be non-perishable, in non-breakable sealed containers, well within the “use by” date and with reliable kosher certification. 

Thank you for your continued generosity and support!

Candace and Jackie

Extending Our Wider Family

  • Family Minyans at the Ring House
  • Kids blanket making activity (Linus Project)
  • Mishloach Manot to Ring House
  • Refugee Seder
  • Grandparents Day at Ring House
  • Adopt-a-Family Holiday Presents
  • Chanukah Program with Jewish Foundation for Group Homes

Improving Our Shared Home

  • Tu B’Shvat Neighborhood clean up
  • Good Deeds Day
  • World Homelessness Day
  • Thanksgiving Day Volunteering

Rebuilding the Home

  • Houston Trip
  • MLK Day Dollhouse Build
  • JCADA 5k Team fundraiser

Filling the Home

  • Women’s Clothing Swaps
  • Nourish Now Food Prep
  • Pre-Pesach Declutter Drive
  • Volunteer at A Wider Circle
  • Smart Sack School book drive

What We've Done

Building a Community Playground

Stocking Shelves at Yad Yehuda Kosher Food Pantry

Where We've Gone

Houston Mission Trip – 2018

Trip to Selma, Alabama – 2017

Trip to Whitwell, Tennessee – 2017