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Gemilut Hesed Project

The Rabbi Myron S. Geller United Synagogue Fuchsberg Center Gemilut Hesed Project

“Everyone is in need of loving- kindness” (Bereshit Rabba 60:2)

The United Synagogue Fuchsberg Center Gemilut Hesed Project connects United Synagogue members visiting Israel with a choice of meaningful volunteer opportunities based on individual interests and time availability. The projects include assisting seniors, serving meals in soup kitchens, assisting physically handicapped youth and adults, preparing and delivering care packages to soldiers, helping developmentally disabled adults, lending a hand at the coalition for Israel’s missing soldiers, and much more.

As part of the Gemilut Hesed Project, the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center collects supplies for distribution to various social service agencies in Israel. The staff at the Center can arrange for visitors to deliver the supplies to these agencies, to meet the dedicated people involved, and to learn about their work. Visitors who are pressed for time can simply bring the supplies directly to the Center, and participants in Center programs will be happy to deliver them.

The following items are needed for distribution:

  • Clothing — for Ethiopian children in an absorption center.
  • Toys and games — for a clubhouse for children battling cancer and for Ethiopian children and children in women’s shelters.
  • Used and new eyeglasses — for a non profit clinic.
  • Used wedding dresses and new make up — for needy brides.
  • Small gifts and presents — for children hospitalized after terrorist attacks.
  • Clothing for babies and children — for Jerusalem’s needy.
  • Used and new clothing for adults — for Jerusalem’s needy.
  • Dental supplies — floss, toothbrushes, small toothpastes, latex gloves- for a free dental clinic.
  • Toiletries and new makeup — for women at a women’s shelter.
  • Small travel supplies — little deodorants, disposable razors and shaving cream, packages of hard candy (kosher) and thermal underwear – for care packages for soldiers.

For more information, please contact the United Synagogue Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center at Israel@uscj.org, telephone 972-2-625-6386 or drop by our office at Beit Rapaport, 8 Agron St., Jerusalem.