KM Cares is an initiative that was established by Rabbi and Rebbitzin Krebs to ensure that no member of our community should ever feel alone. 

KM Cares is an initiative that was established by Rabbi and Rebbitzin Krebs to ensure that no member of our community should ever feel alone.  

In line with this, a KM Cares Working Group was set up in June 2010, to assist in co-ordinating and driving this concept forward, believing in its ongoing importance and determined to make it an integral part of Kehillat Masada.  

KM Cares has been involved with: 

  • Providing meals to assist families under varied circumstances 
  • Assisting members who are experiencing financial difficulties (through the Benevolent Fund)
  • Visiting those members of our community who are in hospital
  • Connecting community members in need (through the Rabbi and to ensure complete privacy) to professional people who offer their services pro bono
  • Sourcing furniture and appliances where required for the needy
  • Lift schemes for the elderly for medical appointments 

Other initiatives:

The mailing out of laminated Shabbat Cards to all members

KM Cares fridge magnets with contact numbers of Rabbi and Rebbetzin Krebs (for personal matters) and the Shul office (for general matters)

KM Cares Tzedakah boxes linked to an annual collection campaign. The inaugural collection last year was incredibly successful with the community raising in excess of $10,000. This amount went directly to the Benevolent Fund which was used to assist those needy members in our community  

A new KM Cares initiative has recently been launched to visit those members of our community who are ill in hospital just before Shabbat comes in. Volunteers visit the patients on a Friday morning delivering 2 mini challot, a small bottle of grape juice and a beautiful laminated Refuah Shleima card with the various brachot and words of comfort. It is intended to extend this concept in the future to ill members at home as well.  

In the forthcoming months, KM Cares will be working towards introducing a KM Cares Gift Certificate which members could utilise for different Simchas.  

The above of course could never be successful if it were not for the volunteers. A very huge and special thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who have willingly given their time during their very busy day, to assist in the many worthy KM Cares initiatives. This is a huge Mitzvah and one which is certainly appreciated.

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Sun, 19 November 2017 1 Kislev 5778