Brooklyn, NY – Several Hundred Attend Chesed Shel Emes 25th Anniversary Dinner [video]


     Chesed Shel Emes presenting an award to the Lieutenant Michael Kelly, Commanding Officer of NYPD Highway Patrol Accident Investigation Squad, on behalf of all the officers serving in the squad, at the Chesed Shel Emes 25th Anniversary Appreciation Dinner on Thursday June 10th in the Renaissance Ballroom (L-R NYS Assembly man Dov Hikind; Rabbi Chaim Boruch Gluck; NYPD Highway AI detective, Lieutenant Michael Kelly; Rabbi Mendy Rosenberg; Rabbi Zvi Gluck; Rabbi Mayer Berger; NYC Councilman David Greenfield)Brooklyn, NY – Chesed Shel Emes, the Brooklyn based organization that attends to the needs of any member of the Jewish community, from the time of their death through burial, held a dinner this past Thursday night, June 10th , at the Renaissance Hall in Borough Park to express appreciation to the many dedicated volunteers, government officials and community members who assist them. With close to 500 volunteers, Chesed Shel Emes takes care of approximately one thousand people every year, many of whom have no family, friends or even an affiliation to the Jewish community.

    Chesed Shel Emes, founded by Rabbi Mendy Rosenberg twenty five years ago, provides numerous services to the community. From the time of petira, Chesed Shel Emes serves the community, be it with a Tahara, removal of lines and tubes from the deceased, working with appropriate agencies to release bodies promptly to assure a timely burial and fighting autopsies and cremations when necessary. Their services are sometimes required for more unusual needs, such as a Tahara in Puerto Rico or chartering a private jet to transport a niftar from out of town. Their Accident Disaster Recovery Team, who worked together with FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, has, unfortunately, cleaned hundreds of accident scenes, ensuring that all blood and any severed body parts are buried together with the niftar. To date, Chesed Shel Emes has buried over 1200 m’sei mitzvah, people who have no one else to bury them. Additionally, they operate a Bikur Cholim in several area hospitals and have a group of volunteers available to learn mishnayos for the deceased.
    The head table at the Chesed Shel Emes 25th Anniversary Appreciation Dinner on Thursday June 10th in the Renaissance Ballroom, (L-R Rabbi Mendy Rosenberg, President CSE; Rabbi Elchonon Zohn, Chevra Kadisha Vaad Harabonim of Queens; Rabbi Chaim Boruch Gluck, VP CSE, Rabbi N. M. Paneth, Deish Rebbe; NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind (speaking);  Fred Kreizman, assistant commissioner of CAU office of the mayor; NYC Councilman David Greenfield; Rabbi Lazer Lipa Berger; Rabbi Shay Krausz, Apta Rav).
    Plaques were presented at the dinner to five individuals, to express appreciation for the invaluable assistance they provide to Chesed Shel Emes. Dr. Stephen Deroux, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner of Kings County, who received the True Kindness Award, told the crowd that as he is just doing his job when he assists Chesed Shel Emes, his award should actually be presented to the many dedicated volunteers who give selflessly of their free time daily. Lieutenant Michael Kelly, Commanding Officer of the NYPD Patrol Accident Investigation Squad and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, praised Chesed Shel Emes’ volunteers, who respond to accidents in any kind of weather, frequently arriving before his own investigators.

    In an interview with VIN News, Director of Operations Meir Berger, who had the distinctive honor of presenting a surprise award to Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who also delivered the keynote address, called the evening “a huge success. While we were prepared for 250 people, extra tables had to be brought in to accommodate everyone. We were honored to see how many volunteers, community leaders and liaisons and representatives of our local police precincts took time out of their busy schedules to attend this milestone event.”

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    NY Assemblyman Dov Hikind speaking at the event.

    NYC Councilman David Greenfield introducing Fred Kreizman, Deputy commissioner of the Mayor’s Community Unit.

    Zvi Gluck, renowned community advocate and member of Chesed Shel Emes speaking.

    An overview of Chesed Shel Emes

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    1. As a member of a local volunteer-only Chevra Kedisha, I applaud the work these men & women do. Those of you who understand how important this Mitzva is recognize the value of our work. It is an honor & a privilege to be entrusted with bringing loved ones to their eternal rest (until Moshiach, may he come speedily, omayn) and to do so under difficult conditions as do Chesed Shel Emes is really Meseiros Nefesh. I am humbled by their dedication.

      May we ALL be out of business mamash now.

    2. Wow
      What a wonderful organization!!!!!!!!

      Does anyone know where I can donate to CHESED SHEL EMES and have a part in this great mitzvah ?

    3. I as a member (#B017) of CSE since it’s incorporation applaud all it’s members, may Hashem give you & your leader R’ M Rosenberg the strenght to continue your holy work.
      It is with pride that I serve as a member knowing that we are the only organization that services our community as a true Chesed with no questions or fees asked.
      A true Chesed shel Emes.

    4. Chesed Shel Emes make all of us proud to be a yid. They are the real example of chesed shel emes, doing so much voluntary work honest and sincere without any publicity. Mendy, Meir Hersh and all the rest of the best, keep it up!

    5. thanks for mandy rosenberg for his all org. like chased shel emes and yad yakkov and yad afraim how many yiddish kinder enjoying his org lats all open the pocket and help him he jut be able to go forward with anther few org what he would love to open just the mone holds back donate today at www. chased shel emes ,com we need him more then he needs us thanks mandy and the vollunder


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