Hesed: In Need of Support


IKAR’s Hesed Team


Support with emotional/spiritual wellbeing

IKAR’s Hesed Team is a new initiative aimed at helping connect IKARites with a trained chaplain from our community. Whether you’re experiencing illness, grieving a loss, or navigating a touch stretch, Hesed Team Chaplains offer a confidential listening ear and compassionate presence through in-person visits, phone calls, and Zoom meetings.

Hesed Team Chaplains will respond sensitively and privately to those who request support.  Additionally, our chaplains will proactively reach out to IKARites within the first year of mourning, offering additional touchpoints along the journey of grief.  Together with the ongoing pastoral care offered by our clergy, the Hesed Team extends loving support when it’s needed the most.
Request Support from the Hesed Team

Rabbinic Support
As always, our rabbis are here for you and available to help you navigate the ups and downs of life’s journey. To schedule a meeting with Rabbi Morris Panitz ([email protected]), Rabbi Ronit Tsadok ([email protected]), Rabbi Hannah Jensen ([email protected]), or Rabbi Deborah Silver ([email protected]), please email them directly. To schedule a meeting with R’ Brous, please email [email protected]. In the case of a rabbinic emergency, please email [email protected] or call 323-634-1870 x 118.

Support with Physical wellbeing

If you are in need of meals, check-ins, or help with errands, the Hesed network is here for you! We generally support those who recently had a baby, are going through an emotional or physical hardship, or lost a loved one. Email [email protected] if you are in need of physical support.