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H̱esed Report
Beth Tzedec
Jan 1st 2014

Information hotline 416-781-3514 ext. 261

Out of the Cold

Out of the Cold is now in full swing. We have been serving close to 175 homeless people each week. There has been a great response from our Beth Tzedec members who have been volunteering their time to help each week. Thanks to the efforts of Beth Tzedec’s Youth Director, Aily Leibtag, many bar/bat mitzvah aged children have been volunteering as well. Our guests thoroughly enjoy interacting with the youngsters, while the children benefit by helping out those who are less fortunate.

Visiting the Elderly

Our program of matching volunteers to either call or visit people living in seniors’residences has been very successful. Those who have been receiving visits are very appreciative, and meaningful friendships have been formed. We are always looking for more volunteers—it is a wonderful opportunity to perform a mitzvah and does not require a huge time commitment.

Games Afternoon – A NEW INITIATIVE

We are trying to kick off a new program on weekday afternoons, whereby people can meet at the Synagogue to play a variety of games, such as Mah-jong, Rummikub, cards or Scrabble. It is a wonderful way to meet new people and socialize. No experience necessary—all you need is a bit of time to share and a willingness to have fun!

Please let me know if you are interested in getting involved by calling the office at 416-781-3511 and leaving me a message.

~Maureen Tanz, Co-Chair, H̱esed Committee