Hesed: Volunteer to Help

How to get involved:

IKAR’s Hesed Network:

Join the Hesed Network: IKAR’s Hesed Network delivers care packages, Shabbat baskets, prepared meals, and timely assistance to IKAR members in times of loss and celebration. By joining the Hesed Network in your neighborhood, you’ll receive emails that ask you to volunteer to support fellow IKARites in your community.

Not a great cook? No worries. Signing up for a meal train can be as simple as ordering a meal from a restaurant or sending a food delivery gift certificate.

Have a flexible schedule? Helping a fellow IKARite get to a doctor’s appointment or come to shul is such a meaningful way to contribute (while making a new friend!)

Concerned about taking on too much? We’re so grateful that our Hesed Network already has 100+ IKARites so there are plenty of folks to help out with any given request.

Need more info? Reach out to our Hesed Network Co-Chairs to learn more.

Getting Involved: The Hevra Kadisha is a group of IKAR volunteers who take responsibility for accompanying, caring for, and preparing the deceased for burial. Serving on the Hevra Kadisha is a profound and concrete way to extend love and care to grieving families, while offering one final act of kindness to the deceased community member.  For more information, either about joining or making arrangements, email [email protected]

Shiva Team: IKAR’s Shiva Team is called upon to make a minyan or bring food to a house of mourning. By joining the Shiva Team, you’ll receive emails notifying you of opportunities to show up when it matters most.

Sharing is Caring:

If you own gently used baby clothing or supplies (cribs, bottles, etc.) or home medical equipment (commodes, walkers, shower chairs, etc.) and would like to lend or give them to a fellow IKARite please register them here. If you need any of these kinds of items, you may view the list of available items and make a request here.