Ten-Yad ve’ten bracha … Helping hands are a blessing …

If you or someone you are caring for is facing critical illness, please contact us at info@tenyad.ca and we will assess how we may be able to assist you.

Call For Volunteers:
In response to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, Ten Yad is attempting to adapt to the potential increased need for its services. As such, we are seeking additional volunteers who would be willing to pick up and deliver meals to those facing critical illness. Together we are hoping to limit the spread of the virus while still providing the care we are known for, therefore, all drop offs would be left at the recipient’s door in order to reduce the risks of further transmission. If you are available to pick up and deliver meals and are in a low risk category, please send your name, phone number, availability and neighbourhood to info@tenyad.ca. Volunteers will be risk-assessed prior to delivery requests and guidelines on Public Health Agency of Canada’s website regarding Covid–19 prevention and symptoms will be reviewed.

Ten Yad of Ottawa is a grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to undertaking acts of Chesed run entirely by and through volunteers. Our mission is to help individuals and families within the Jewish community during life altering situations, such as during the period immediately following a birth, or G-d forbid an illness. In some cases, our efforts are directed towards offering support for those families whose challenges may be complicated by the requirements of strict adherence to Kashrut and Sabbath observance. We have also worked with a family’s “Circle of Support” to facilitate catered meals. In every circumstance, our efforts are directed towards making a difficult time just a bit easier to manage.

Our goal is to relieve the stress on individuals and families during challenging or extraordinary times. The more volunteers we have, the more help we will be able to provide. Ten Yad of Ottawa is an unaffiliated, independent organization, but we seek to work with other community organizations to meet common goals. There is an important role for all and we believe that everyone’s contribution makes a difference. We hope that you will be moved to “Ten Yad”… to “lend a hand”.