A Message from Ahavas Chesed Executive Director

As The World Moves Forward – So Do We

What started 35 years ago as a small community assistance organization in Crown Heights has grown in recent years with the spread of our community around the world, and with the help of new technologies, into an organization that is ready to serve the entire global Chabad community in cases of medical emergency. 

With our 24/7 medical hotline, made possible by a sophisticated phone system, we are the primary point of contact for many around the world in moments of need. Ahavas Chesed is now offering medical specialist referrals in Israel as well as the United States, helping to cover medical and auxillary expenses, and participating in Smachot costs.

In Crown Heights we are operating an ambulette to transport patients to and from medical appointments and treatments, and are offering a daily shuttle service from the neighborhood to NYC hospitals and back. We are also administering a beside hospital visit program, distributing food coupons, and holding regular monthly blood drives – helping to save lives.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without you, Ahavas Chesed volunteers and donors. Here is just a glance at the things we achieved together in the last months:

  • Around 1,500 blood units were donated
  • Over $400,000.00 was collected for specific medical emergency cases
  • More than 200 community members signed up to become volunteers
  • Almost 2000 food coupons were distributed



In order to continue, we need your help. The cost for each of our programs is very high and we are in desperate need for every donation, big and small. Every dollar we receive counts. 

Please consider donating, in the memory or honor of a loved one, to the ambulette fund. Your contribution will go towards the monthly operational costs of the ambulette, or you can donate to one of our other programs such as food coupon distribution.

As always, we are also looking for more volunteers. If you wish to offer from your time for hospital visits, driving patients or other mitzvos,please join our volunteers whatsapp group by adding 347-831-1383 to your phone contact and sending the word “Join” in a whatsapp message.

In a letter before Shavutot תשט”ו, 1995 the Rebbe wrote: “It is surely unnecessary to elaborate on the close relationship between the physical and the spiritual”. In the spirit of the Rebbe’s words I would like to wish to you and your family a Happy Shavuot. May G-d fulfill all our physical and spiritual needs and may we merit the time of Moshiach, when sickness and suffering will be no more.


Rabbi Avraham Lider, Executive Director

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