The Chesed Committee provides practical assistance and support to KMA members at all stages of life. We organize meals for families with new babies, drive members to doctors’ appointments, and help families with funeral arrangements. Sometimes, we telephone older members just to “check in”; other times, we provide direct, modest, financial assistance. We make a special effort to help our our older members, particularly those who live alone or do not have family nearby. Our goal is to meet the changing needs of our members with love and care.

If you would like to be part of the chessed committee or if there is some way that the Chessed committee can help you, please contact Arlene Alyehs at alyehs.arlene(a) or call 054-737-4422.

Specific tasks include:

Births & Babies

– help with brit & baby naming arrangements

– meals following birth

– follow-up phone calls


IDF & Shirut Leumi

– aliyot & brachot before and after giyus

– care packages and mishloach manot during giyus


 Bikur Cholim 

– hospital and home visits

– rides to/from the hospital

– rides to/from doctors’ appointments

– sending of flowers or balloons

– shopping and errands for those who are ill at home

– follow-up phone calls


Bereavement – Funerals, Shiva & Shloshim

– help with funeral arrangements

– meals during shiva

– help with shloshim services

– support after funerals or shiva abroad

 Financial Assistance

– distribution of social service food packages

– modest financial assistance on a case-by-case basis