Congregation Agudat Achim

Hessed Committee / Caring for our Community

Hessed, lovingkindness, is based on the idea that we are all responsible for one another.

Hessed is not merely an emotion or feeling but involves action on behalf of someone in need.

It describes a sense of love and loyalty that inspires compassionate behavior towards another person.

This is the premise of the Hessed Outreach Program.

Volunteers are needed to reach out to people we may or may not know personally. For example, you may check-in with someone living alone who may need assistance of some kind. In addition, there are many resources within our community that we can access to help people stay healthy and connected to our community, including Rabbi Spitzer and Jewish Family Services.

We just need you to say, “Yes, I can help. “

For more information, please contact the synagogue office at 518-393-9211 or write to