Hesed (Loving Kindness)

Hesed (Caring Committee)

Hesed translates as compassion, and our Caring Committee is dedicated to helping our congregation be a presence in people’s lives during times of need. Presently, the committee has three foci, providing rides to services and events, organizing minions for funerals and shiva services, and doing bikur cholim, visiting and providing for people who are ill.


If you would like a ride to a Mt. Sinai service or program please contact our secretary, Kellie Messman, kelliem@mtsinaiwisconsin.org  and she will contact our Caring Committee. We cannot guarantee that we can always find a ride, but we will do our best to try and provide one.

Funeral and Shiva Minion

We are blessed to live in an age where many people live to an extraordinary age. One challenge that this presents is that when a person dies there are often very few family or friends who can be in Wausau for the service and therefore not enough people to make up a minion. Our Caring Committee works with families to ensure that there is a minion at the service and shiva. If you would like to be on our list of people who make themselves available for minions, please contact Rabbi Dan at danson.ed@mtsinaiwisconsin.org.

Bikur Cholim

If you are in the hospital and would like a visit from the rabbi, please contact Rabbi Dan at danson.ed@mtsinaiwisconsin.org or 715-675-2560 ext. 12. Our Caring Committee also tries to provide meals for members during their recovery. If you are able to help the committee provide a meal please contact Kellie Messman at kelliem@mtsinaiwisconsin.org or 715-675-2560 ext 11.