Chesed Initiative

Are you a warm, friendly, dedicated volunteer who wants to make a difference in a fellow congregant's life? Are you willing to make a personal call or visit to comfort and support a congregant who has lost a loved one or been ill? These caring touches – acts of loving kindness – make all the difference in the world to those receiving them. If you want to strengthen our synagogue community through acts of loving kindness, than Ahavath Achim's new Chesed Initiative needs you! This committee will work with our clergy, staff, and lay leaders to connect members who need help with members who want to do good deeds! For more information about the committee, please contact Nancy Levine, Co-Chair, at Other committee co-chairs: Vicki Benjamin and Marshall Levine.

Additionally, if you know of a congregant who is facing personal difficulties related to health, loss, or grief, please contact Fern Schorr at or 404.355.5222 to let us know. Help us reach out to members in need. We welcome your help and time with this important project.

Yad b'Yad (Hand in Hand)

The Chesed Initiative is launching a new program, Yad b'Yad (Hand in Hand). This will be a six-month pilot program in which volunteers will be paired with congregants who would benefit from having a regular 'friendly visitor' spend time with them. Training for all volunteers will be provided by Jewish Family and Career Services (JF&CS) here at the AA. If you would like to learn more, please contact Miriam Habif at or 404.603.5749.