The Chesed Committee offers GJC members numerous opportunities to perform mitzvot of caring for those in our community in need of support. These acts of kindness strengthen our community by building relationships between people who might otherwise not connect with each other. If you are interested in becoming involved with our Chesed Committee, please contact Nina Peskin at

Kesher Program

The Kesher Program provides a simple food package to GJC congregants who are welcoming a new baby, experiencing an illness or mourning the loss of a loved one. Volunteers of all ages are invited to participate in this mitzvah in whatever way they are able: cooking the food, delivering the packages, creating handmade cards, or donating funds.

Bikur Holim Program

The Bikur Holim Program arranges visits to GJC members who are ill or homebound. Volunteers perform a mitzvah as they bring news and fresh energy to congregants who because of age, illness or injury are confined to their homes.