The chesed committee at Tiferes Bais Yaakov, a student-run initiative, offers the students an opportunity to provide assistance to organizations and families throughout our community. Our students spend several hours a week working with special needs children and adults, visiting the sick, playing music at retirement homes, tutoring students, serving as mother’s helpers, and much more.
The Ontario Ministry of Education requires a minimum of 40 hours of community service throughout the 4 years of high school in order to receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The students at Tiferes Bais Yaakov go way beyond that requirement. The girls are encouraged to be aware of and understand their responsibility in supporting and strengthening Jewish communal organizations. They are enthusiastic about learning the role they can play throughout the greater Jewish community.
Some of the organizations that our students have been involved with are:
- Bikur Cholim – “Bikur Cholim could not accomplish so much without the yearly assistance of your (TBY) students who help in the most organized and dedicated way!” Lily Heller, president
- Chai Lifeline
- Friendship Circle
- Mother’s Helper
- Sunshine Club – “We would like to thank the girls of Tiferes Bais Yaakov for attending and entertaining the women of our community at our Sunshine Club. The choir was inspiring and uplifting and truly enjoyable for all who were present.”
- Shining Stars
- Tomchei Shabbos
- “Yedidos” Program – “I am constantly impressed by the sensitivity and thoughtfulness heaped upon my son by the girls…I met so many wonderful girls with so much love that was showered on my child. For that, I am grateful.” – Marcy White (mother of child in “Yedidos” program)
“The girls invest so much love and energy into making my son and the other kids happy…These girls represent the very, very best of Yiddishkeit. I see them as the paradigm of Jewish living and Torah values…I feel very blessed to know them and to have them share in our journey with us.” – Laura Rosen Cohen (mother of child in “Yedidos” program).
- And many others.