Chesed

Chevra Kaddisha/Burial Society
Chevra Kadisha ( "Holy Society" ) is a loosely structured but generally closed organization of Jewish men and women who see to it that the bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Halacha (Jewish law) and are protected from desecration, willful or not, until burial. Two of the main requirements are the showing of proper respect for the deceased, the ritual cleansing of the body and subsequent dressing for burial.

BELOW IS A SERIES OF PROCEDURES TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN THE TIME COMES.

FIRST CALL RABBI TOKAYER at 917 239 4435

CHECKLIST
1. Do you need a funeral home?
2. Do you need a plot?
3. Do you need the following services of KJC?
    A. Chevrah Kadishah
    B. Chairs, Sefer Torah, Siddurim, Pushka:  Misaskim 1-877-243-7336 (1-877-CHESED-6)
    C. House Preparation
    D. Shivah Meals
    E. KJC Seudas Havraah (Meal of Consolation)
    F. Minyanim

Please contact us with any other issues.
Julian A. Seewald Male Chevrah Kadishah Coordinator
Carol Seewald Female Chevrah Kadishah Coordinator

If you are interested to become a chevra kadisha member, please call/email the office.
If you require the services of the chevra kadisha please contact the Rabbi through the office.

Anita Weinstein Memorial Bikur Cholim  
Volunteers visit patients at New York Community Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth
Israel Brooklyn on Shabbat afternoons. Please contact Ellen Yager or the office to
volunteer.

Leon Yager Memorial Passover Food Fund
Every year, Kingsway collects money to be distributed before Pesach as Maot Chittim to the needy. In our times of joy, we try to open our hearts and pockets to others who are in need.

Semi-Annual Blood Drive
Organized by Frima Peters & Tzila Russell, the blood drive, which is held in the Kingsway Catering Hall, is a convenient way of performing this tremendous mitzvah, which can literally save another’s life. The Fall Blood Drive will be on November 1st. More details on the Spring Blood Drive to follow.

Mitzvah Fund
Led by Dianne Jaison and Fran Epstein, the Mitzvah Fund provides comfort to members who are sitting shiva by offering a meal for the family. If a meal is not needed, a siddur or chumash is dedicated to the shul in memory of the deceased.

Welcome Committee
The goal of the welcome committee is to make all of our guests feel at home at Kingsway. In truth, everyone at Kingsway is part of the Welcome Committee, as the rabbi encourages everyone before every Kiddush to make the Kiddush a chesed opportunity to greet and talk to someone whom we do not know well.

Global Chesed Initiatives
Expanding beyond the KJC community, we will be running shul chesed missions to assist various organizations, including Masbia, Ateret Avot, Hebrew Free Burial Association, AIPAC Israel support, Habitat for Humanity, amongst others. More details to follow.

 

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