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Chesed Fund

Donate to the Chesed Fund


Thanks for your donation to the Chesed Fund.


Chesed Committee




Ongoing through December 18th, 2016

The Island School on E. Houston Street in Manhattan needs your help!

Over 47 percent of the students at P.S. 188 are homeless, many from the surrounding area shelters, and nearly 100 percent are living in poverty. The children lack basic items such as coats, shoes, socks, books, and toiletries. The school teaches grades Pre K though 8th. These students need help getting through the winter and school months.

You can provide in the following ways:

- Below is a list of items requested by the school that may be dropped into the white collection bin on the synagogue plaza. 

- Please designate monetary donations to the Chesed Fund for the purchase of requested items.

The last day for drop off is December 18th before Chesed will deliver your donations in time for the holidays and winter months.

Every little bit will help. It is our hope that your generosity will let the children know that they are part of a community where the Tribeca Synagogue is supportive of them.

Thank you for your donations!

  • Paper Towels
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Tissues
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hairbrush
  • Comb
  • Deodorant
  • Ice packs
  • First aid kits
  • Socks
  • Sweaters
  • Winter jackets 
  • Umbrella
  • Children's book


MLK Weekend Service Project: Transforming Spaces for Older Adults

In partnership with UJA-Federation and the help of volunteers like you, Educational Alliance is doing a dynamic refurbishment of the Sirovich Center for Balanced Living, an innovative senior center in the East Village, during MLK weekend. Volunteers will transform Sirovich by brightening and refreshing some of the Center’s most heavily use dining, art, and multi-purpose spaces. Activities include painting murals, building furniture, and more! Shifts are available on:

  • Sunday January 15 – sign up here for AM shifts or here for PM shifts
  • Monday, January 16 – sign up here for AM shifts or here for PM shifts

For more information, contact Sam Greenberg at or 646.395.4256.



Our synagogue's strength is our community and the connections that we make to one another.  Acts of kindness, chesed, given from one synagogue member to another and from the Tribeca Synagogue to the greater community, remind everyone of why we come together as Jews, as a congregation: in order to make the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time. 

The Tribeca Synagogue's Chesed Committee supports our members in times of need and during times of joy: whether someone from our community is observing shiva, celebrating the birth of a child, or recovering in a hospital, the synagogue, through its Chesed Committee, is there to provide a meal, a visit, or a helping hand. 

In addition, the Chesed Committee organizes community assistance projects for the greater Manhattan community with food drives for the hungry, clothing for the homeless, and other forms of support to those less fortunate.
The Chesed Committee recognizes chesed, tzedakah (charity), and mitzvot (good deeds), as inherent to Judaism. We are excited to be able to add these acts of institutional kindness to our synagogue's core mission. 
We need your participation in two ways: Let us know when you or a fellow synagogue member is experiencing a life-cycle event; and please contribute to the Chesed Fund, so that we may share the kindness with others in our community.  We are seeking donations of $18, or any multiple of $18, which can conveniently be made by clicking on the Chesed Fund Donation button at the top of this page or on the home page.
Thank you for your kind support.

A special thank you to our generous Chesed Fund donors to date: 


Nancy Aaronson
Eitan & Juliana Goldman
Neil Wallin & Eve Goldberg
Paul & Miriam Goodman
Perry Parker
Liz & Jonathan Rodan
Justine Fisher
Joel & April Feffer
Susan and Robert Blakely 
Steve Goldschein

Dolores Wine

Brian & Blair Lichter

Connie Orenstein

Paul Schaeffer

Eli & Yael Weiss

Hugh, Ilene, Klara and Rachel Lipman

Elan Goldwyn

Sylvan & Amy Cappell

Dolores & Gordon Wine

Toby Turkel

Jack and Arlene Ancona

Avi Turkel

Yefim & Zhanna Potash

Susan Farenci

Orly & Alan Klugman





Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Chesed Committee Kiddush 


The Chesed Committee is pleased to announce that Shabbat kiddush on November 19th will be sponsored - and prepared by - Nancy Aaronson and Perry Parker, in honor of everyone who has donated the shul's Chesed Fund. If you haven't already made your donation to Chesed, we encourage you to do so now, in any multiple of $18. We encourage everyone to take part in the privilege of donating to Chesed, honoring the mitzvah of giving and good deeds. 



Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Kol Nidre Food Drive


Please bring a hecksher kosher non-perishable canned good to share. All items will be donated to the Food Bank of the City of New York.




Donations open for Chesed Fund


Donate $18 or more to our very own Chesed Fund and you will be included in a special thank you in our upcoming November kiddush. 


Stay tuned for more information on our drive to benefit the local Island School in late fall, as well as additional volunteer opportunities in our community.   

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