Beth Chaim’s Chesed Program translates a philosophy of love and compassion to all, inside and outside our community, into a program of acts and deeds that help to support and lift each other up in times of need, and at life cycle events.

Every family in our congregation is a part of a smaller group - a Chesed group - of between 6 and 12 families. Members of these groups are there to help each other. A coordinator leads the group and is asked to notify other members if and when a need arises. In addition, families within each Chesed group may get together to celebrate holidays, sponsor a break-the-fast after Yom Kippur, or attend services together. The groups are celebratory in good times at social functions as well as supportive in times of need such as the passing of a parent or family member which may involve delivering a meal, writing a condolence note or helping at a Shiva.

Through our joint efforts of partnership with the Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Membership, our Chesed Program is yet another example of what makes our Congregation so inclusive and special. 
 Chesed Needs are Currently Posted in the Weekly Happenings.

 Mourning and Grieving - Funeral and Shiva Information

Annual Yahrzeits remembrances are posted here on our website. If you would like to include the names of your loved ones, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we wlll add them to our database. 
Weekly Yahrzeits are read at the Friday Shabbat Evening Service.
To find out how to receive your free candle, click here:  Free Candle.
For a more in-depth look, read, "Chesed"- A Sermon, by Rabbi Chaya Gusfield.
If you would like to make a donation in honor of your loved one, please click here:  Donation.


September 25 - October 1, 2022 

Roy Abramowitz
Father of Mark Abramowitz
Sept 25

William Dodge
Father of Lisa Goldberg
Sept 25

Harriet Churgel
Mother of Ellen Waskey
Sept 26

Lillian Straus
Mother of Frances Birnbaum
Sept 26

Sol Malvern Dorinson
Father of Mary Day
Sept 26

William Bikoff
Father of Richard Bikoff
Sept 26

Arlene Sarver
Mother of Diane Sarver-Davidson
Sept 27

Donald Rosenberg
Father of Dave Rosenberg
Sept 28

Howard Blankfeld
Father of Deborah Blankfeld
Sept 30

Ellen Wechsler
Mother of Marc Wechsler
Oct 1