Our community is at its strongest when we care for one another in times of need.

Hesed (loving kindness) comes in many forms: reaching out in times of loss or hardship, delivering a meal, running an errand, or extending a Shabbat invitation. Sometimes we need hesed, and sometimes we’re in the perfect position to offer it to another. Olam Hesed Yibaneh- Let’s build a world, and a community, of loving-kindness.

Volunteer to Help

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

In Need of Support

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IKAR’s Hesed Team helps connect IKARites with a trained chaplain and pastoral care provider from our community. Whether you’re experiencing illness, grieving a loss, or struggling to find connection, the Hesed Team offers a listening ear and compassionate presence through calls, virtual meetings, and in-person visits. If you’re in need of physical support, like a meal train or errand, let us know, and the Hesed network is ready to help.

Support Groups

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In community, life’s challenges need not be faced alone. Finding a support group to turn to can make a real difference. Guided by trained facilitators, these groups offer a safe space to navigate the complexities of life with folks just like you.