What’s Your Chesed Hack?

What's Your Chesed Hack?

Have you always wanted to do chesed (kindness) on a really big scale but didn't have the time or money to do so?

Now you can!

Torah Live's new video series on the topic of Chesed and Loving Kindness offers you the opportunity to fulfill your dream. Watch this video to find out how.

 

By sharing your chesed idea, it will be seen worldwide and inspire thousands of other people to do the same. Thus your act of chesed will be spread to people and places you could never reach on your own.

The top voted #chesedhack will entitle the winner to a $180 Amazon Gift Card, and the winning entry and contributor will be featured in the upcoming Chesed series, a 22-part video about loving kindness and character development. The drawing will be held on January 31.

Post your chesed hack below.


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David Corman
David Corman

There’s an older man in my shul who lives by himself. I sometimes help to arrange Shabbos and Yom Tov meals for him so he has a place to go.

Mia
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Hi. I’m Mia and I’m 12 years old and I go to Pelech High School in Jerusalem
I make bead animals and figures and sell them in my online shop so that I can help families with children who have autism to get the support that they need.

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Michoel Green
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Michoel Green

I have helped people who would like to hear the weekly Dvar Torah from our Rav, receive it via email. As such, even if they weren’t in Shul — they can still learn the timeless lesson.

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Aviva B
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Aviva B

A neighbor of mine has a gemach for basic over-the-counter meds, like Tylenol. You just pay her the cost of the medicine, so that she can go and replenish her stock. It’s proven to be a lifesaver when your child is running a fever at night or can’t fall asleep because he’s teething – but the pharmacy is already closed.

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Aimee Cohen
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We distribute Emuna booklets and other Torah materials as well as Kavana Kards to individuals, shuls, schools and Jewish businesses so that everyone can benefit from these wonderful teachings and tools.

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Heni Stein
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Heni Stein

Kindness Coins For over 3 years, I have been giving out kindness coins to strangers. Whether I am in the grocery store, or another store, or just walking down the street, anytime I see someone do something kind for someone else or do something kind for me, I give them a kindness coin. It is amazing to watch them smile as I explain that they need to pass this on to someone else and explain to that next person they also need to pass it on. Whether you have a kindness coin or you use some other item, the whole… Read more »

Atara
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Atara

I go once a week to volunteer at The Friendship Circle and give parents and families with children with special needs a break. I think it’s really important to find something you love and stick with it! Make a commitment so that nothing else with get in the way and stop you. I go back and volunteer every week because it’s sometbing I feel to passionate about and never miss a week! Make it a constant chessed that you can keep helping people week after werk

Baruch Meir
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Baruch Meir

The halachas of saying Amen are not always so well known or followed. Many people answer too early or too late. I ask people to listen to the person in shul saying the brocha and they can hear how many people say too soon. Then I ask them if they can imagine how many millions of Amens a day could be said properly if only we pay attention to say them at the correct time. That’s many millions of Amens every day, day after day. Then think about the many billions more Amens correctly said in a year and the… Read more »

Chaya Rubens
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Chaya Rubens

There is a poor man who lives on the main road and everyday I take him a sandwich and cookies and try to cheer him up. On Shabbos I gave him Challah. I also told him that he cannot stay like this as it’s winter and freezing cold and spoke to the shop keepers on the street and told them to also contact the local council and now Boruch HaShem he is no longer there. I’m now on to the next person who also sleeps on the main road but he doesn’t communicate but will work a way to help… Read more »

Solomon Schlussel
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Solomon Schlussel

I had the Zechus to donate a kidney. But there is an amazing story to it. I am just writing part of the story where a woman’s life was saved by wanting to donate her kidney, and two weeks before surgery they hospital did a scan and found she had a growth that was pressing a main blood artery and would cut it off completely. She was more concerned for the person having to receive her kidney. Just that day after a two and a half year journey I was oked to donate and they had my numbers already and… Read more »

elisheva
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elisheva

#chesedhack I have a Jewish Library in my basement and people from community come and check out books! I have an OPAC (online public access catalog) that emails patrons when their books are due and they can check out what they need to return. We have over 1200 books sorted by genre and are open about once a week.

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Rafael Aryeh Smith
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Rafael Aryeh Smith

Teaching simple magic (using free items found in life) for FREE, approaches many fronts at once. In the beginning: When you have to sit 3 hours at an airport waiting for your flight to be called, you have a captive audience. I did anyway. That’s where I came up with this concept. You see close-up magic (not stage, but rather inches away from people, making it even more captivating) would take years of practice with may victims (volunteers). But an airport? Within seconds, I would hear the crying of a 4 or 5 year old (how long can a child… Read more »

Yehuda Neuberger
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Yehuda Neuberger

I might launch a program to make Torah accessible to many thousands of people of all ages and religious background by creating a new type of innovative visual medium by which Torah can be taught and learnt… oh, hang on, that’s been done somewhere… My other Chesed hack would be to ‘give an ear and a smile’ – every day spend an extra minute or two with someone, be it the neighbour, the colleague, the guy in shul, the customer, the supplier – let them talk to you, sympathise with them or be happy with them as needed, and spend… Read more »

Judy Schreiber
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Judy Schreiber

So many…
Will start with one small one…& add as time & strength allows.
When cooking …cook another as many portions of the dish …as time, money & כוח allow…
& deliver yourself or via your children…
Or even …I have particular user-friendly…taxi-driver …who delivers Chesed things for no money…then it is also his Mitzva…
Used clothes to people who need.
Or…
Freeze & deliver in your own time…

BOB STERN
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BOB STERN

I can’t vote for any of these chesedhacks.

They are all too good to slight.

So My vote is for everyone of these.

Ruthy Bron
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Ruthy Bron

I do Bnos and Kids Group as chesed for my shul.
I have many different themes and I find games that have to do with the Parashah. I engage the girls in discussion topics such as Lashon Hara, we sing songs like Lecha Dodi, and we say Perakim of Tehillim as a chesed for others to do. All you need to do is get those creative juices flowing, think of a program, and go to shul during davening and entertain some kids. I do it with love, heart and passion, and the girls look forward to it so much.

shira Goldenberg
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shira Goldenberg

I will do all sorts of things to earn money, and using that money, donate it to world builders, which is a charity where they go around the world and build things that are missing. For example, they go to Kenya and they build a well.