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 Chesed at UOS
On Dec 24, UOS Chesed celebrated Hanukkah at the Village of Meyerland.  Together, young and old, ages

two to ninety-two, we lit the menorah, said the b'rakhot, sang songs, enjoyed delicious sufganiyot, played dreidel for M&Ms, and visited.  Our children were the biggest hit of the evening.

On Dec. 25, representatives from UOS volunteered at Aishel House making soup and muffins for patients

receiving treatment in the Medical Center and their families. Thank you to Doreen Lerner for coordinating this

2nd annual service project. Volunteers included: Marisa Brown, Harry Brown, Deborah Brown,

Julia Brown, Riva Schneider, Danielle Wininger Ogorek, Glen Mueller, Leah Mueller, Dayan Gross, Rafi Gross, Scott Garfinkle, Sari Garfinkle, Shim Brookman and Judy Brookman


Your Chesed committee has been hard at work.

These are some of our activities.

Would you like to join us in these mitzvot?

If so, please email

We’d love to have you participate!

As appropriate, kids and teens – and not just adults - are welcome to be part of our committee.


· Bikur Cholim

· Shiva visits

· Create, write and mail bereavement cards when a shul member sustains a loss in their family

· Deliver Kaddish: Womens’ Voices to female shul  members who’ve experienced a loss

· Participate as a committee in Yom Chesed at Beren

· Chanukah candle-lighting project with homebound members

· Deliver groceries after surgery for isolated members

· Transportation to medical appointments for isolated members

· Provide food for Shabbos following surgery

· Phone calls to isolated/senior members

· Visits to senior/isolated members

· Widow to widow network

· Participate in the shul’s quarterly Tikkun Olam program

If you learn of any Chesed needs in our community, please be sure to let us know!




The first night of Hanukkah this year is Sunday, December 22nd. Count Me In is excited to be back and making

Hanukkah brighter for others for the 15th year.


Count Me In, Inc. is a non-profit 501C3 corporation, which began as a High School community service project by two local Jewish teens,

Eric Berdinis and Ben Rice and their families when the boys started 9th grade.  Their mission was to collect and distribute 8 NEW, UNUSED Hanukkah gifts to children in the community ages birth-18 years old whose families are experiencing financial difficulties.  A major component of the program is that it is anonymous and allows the recipient parents to provide the Hanukkah gifts directly to their children.


UOS will have the bags in the lobby during the week.



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