Chesed at North Shore Hebrew Academy is near and dear to the hearts of all of our students. From blood drives and clothing drives to volunteering in a soup kitchen at Channukah or organizing a run to support a classmate, our students love to be involved in doing whatever they can to help the community. They learn about themselves, mature and develop a stronger sense of responsibility, and get a clearer picture of how they can affect others and in turn the world.
CHESED 2018 - 19
On Sunday December 16th, a group of North Shore students volunteered at Friendship Circle at the Chabad of Great Neck. Not only did they make the kids smile, but they made our students smile as well. Special shout out to Eliana Hakimi for doing an amazing job in coordinating this activity and for setting up the "whatsapp" group so that every person attending was in touch. Afterwards, our students had the opportunity to share their favorite moments and experiences from the day's visit.
CHESED DAY 12/4/18
Every student participated in this amazing day of Chesed in many different ways:
9th grade was here packing challah kits for Masbia
10th grade was here packing latke kits for Masbia
11th grade was here doing a "Hackathonfooddrive" to raise money for Masbia using their laptops and social media.
12th grade- half the boys went to Masbia to prepare food for tonight's dinner and half went to Tomchei Shabbos (another food pantry type of place to work in the warehouse).
All 12th grade girls went to IVDU, Yachad's special needs elementary school, made Chanukah cookies and celebrated with the girls.
Check out the great photos of their efforts!
On Sunday, October 21, 21 students with Mrs. Gold braved the cold and the strong wind to walk at Jones Beach in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. They donated over $800 for the cause not only from the walk but also from selling wrist bands and other items. It was a great success, and the students felt energized by their donation!
The first of many Chesed projects began this week with a visit from Yachad's IVDU (Individualized Vocational Development Unit) - a high school for students with special needs. North Shore's 10th grade hosted the IVDU students and planned many fun and engaging activities they were able to do together. Check out some of the photos from their visit.
While part of the 10th grade was with the students from IVDU, another group had the honor of spending time cleaning up the Silver Lake Cemetery in Staten Island, which is part of the Hebrew Free Burial Association. Rabbi Levy led the group in Kaddish for all of the Jews buried at the cemetery and they spoke about the importance of Kedushat Hazman, the holiness of time. It took a little longer than anticipated to arrive there, but with with number of students and their dedication and passion, they made their thirty minutes worth about twenty-five hours of work! Amazing, amazing example of Chesed!