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Contact the Chesed Committee at to help with any of these projects or if you need support

Committee Chair: Debbie Ciner

Members: Rena Gersten, Ayelet Notis,Ari Siegel, Rebecca Neuhaus, Leora Staiman, Ben Shefter

Meals for new mothers

We work to support families with newborn babies by providing home-cooked meals during their first few weeks at home. Click Meals for Moms

We use Meal Baby to set up our schedules.

Bikur Cholim at NY Presbyterian Hospital (168th Street)

We need 2 volunteers every Shabbat day to visit patients the hospital. Patients are local community members who would love a friendly visitor.  Contact Ronit at

Birthday Visits and Calls to Seniors

Help spread Birthday cheer! Sign up to make a call or pay a visit to a local senior on or around his or her birthday.  

Running errands for Seniors

 Help local seniors with errands in the neighborhood. This is a tremendous chesed and something that is easy and meaningful for you and our senior members. 

Rides to visit graves of loved ones

Several members of our community would like to visit the graves of loved ones in Cedar Park cemetery, NJ. Public transit bus no longer runs there, so they have no way of getting there.

The JCC of Washington Heights is looking for volunteers with cars who can drive people over to the cemetery one Sunday, wait as they pay their respects, and then drive them back.  The entire trip should be expected to last 2 to 3 hours.

Please contact if you can help with this tremendous chesed.

Visits to Fort Tryon Nursing Home

Sign up for shabbat visits to patients at Fort Tryon nursing home - a 5 minute walk from the shul.  

Partnering with the JCC

Join the JCC food pantry each week to prepare packages and provide essential support for your neighbors in need - Conact Anat Coleman:

Blood Drives

We host two semi-annual blood drives that have one of the highest RSVP rates and one of the lowest no-show rates according to the New York Blood Center.

Just Dough It!

Challah baking and fundraiser for various causes (seasonal).

Upper West Side Clothing Gemach

Seeking volunteers to help sort clothing once a month.  To make an appointment or volunteer, please email: or call 212-724-2700 x110. Visit their site..

Chanukah Toy Drive

We participate in the Chai Lifeline annual Chanukah toy drive.

Clothing Drives

Several times over the year we collect clothing for distribution to those in need. 

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