Ten Yad of Ottawa is a grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to undertaking acts of Chesed that is 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 a death or illness. In some cases, our efforts have been 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 have been 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”.