It takes a community to be a community.
What is Hesed?
- Hesed is the Hebrew word for caring and going beyond established boundaries...in other words, reaching out.
- Hesed is:
- Comforting people in times of grief or sickness
- Acknowledging smachot or times of joy
- Bringing happiness and companionship to those in need
- Identifying and filling a need within our greater community
KTI's Hesed Committe is a group of awesome volunteers ALL of whom are active participants. Some of the acts of loving kindness in which we participate are:
Hesed members provide comfort to KTI members and their families in times of loss by either paying a shiva call and delivering a small food basket or, when a shiva call is logistically infeasible, we send a note of condolence. At the end of the shlosheem period, a member of our group makes a phone call to the KTI member to check in, see how they are doing, and see if they need anything.
Hesed members send get-well notes to members and/or their families when someone is suffering from an extended illness or injury.
Hesed volunteers visit our members who are sick and/or recovering in local hospitals or rehabilitation centers (Greenwich, Rye, White Plains, Port Chester, Rye Brook).
Hesed members deliver a gift to KTI members who are celebrating the birth/adoption of a new baby.
Hesed volunteers deliver a welcome bag to new KTI members.
To let the Hesed committee know about anyone who could benefit from these services, please contact the KTI office at (914)-939-1004 or [email protected].