The Hebrew word “Chesed” translates to “kindness” or “compassion.”
We believe that in the CBST community, you are not alone.
Through CBST Chesed, we hope to bring our members together to acknowledge the joyful moments in our lives, comfort the sorrowful in meaningful ways, and bring companionship to those who are in need.
CBST members know what it means to take care of one another. The AIDS crisis taught us the power of standing by one another when we were at our most vulnerable. We know that community builds happiness and power for survival.
CBST Chesed can help you provide or receive help in the following ways:
- Be in ongoing weekly contact with another CBST member
- Make short-term calls to someone who is hospitalized or recovering from illness
- Reach out to someone in mourning
- Make holiday phone calls
- Reach out during a local or national crisis
- Congratulate individuals and families who have a simcha (a lifecycle event such as a B*Mitzvah, graduation, welcoming a child, etc.)
- Provide limited tech support for someone having difficulty accessing CBST services and programs, or running Zoom-based Shiva minyanim
Please note: Volunteering for or accessing CBST Chesed services is reserved for CBST members. It is not an emergency service.
In case of a pastoral emergency such as a death, please call or text 917-513-0413.