By Dudley Deshommes-Kohls
My name is Dudley L. Deshommes-Kohls. My husband, Andrew Deshommes-Kohls, and I are gift members at Adath. During this trial period we’ve been exploring various ways to become more involved within the community and to get to know our fellow Adath members. Participating with Hesed has been a great way to start building community, while at the same time fulfilling a mitzvah through performing tzedakah.
by Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz
This April celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Welfare Board (JWB) an organization founded in 1917, during World War I, to support Jews serving in the U.S. military. The JWB continues to provide rabbis of all Movements to serve as military chaplains and supplies the kinds of items that provide religious and general support to Jews serving in our military such as prayer books, Bibles, mezuzot, etc.
When you donate a minimum of $36 or three hours of volunteer time at either STEP, ICA or PRISM food shelves you will become part of Hesed's Giving Circle. You can also gift a membership. Danielle Berkow, a Makomnik, received a Giving Circle membership at Hannukah. Here is her story:
By Danielle Berkow
One of my favorite gifts I received this year during Hanukah was not something you could shop for at a store or online; I became a member of Adath’s Giving Circle. I didn’t specifically ask for the membership, but I had outlined on the wish list that I prefer not to receive material gifts. As a twentysomething, I have more than my fair share of material things. In fact, I’m tired of things. I want fewer things, and I seek to replace them with meaningful experiences and contributions to society.
Adath clergy, staff and congregants share