About Jerusalem Chesed - Machlis
Since 1979, Jerusalem Chesed – Machlis has been hosting spiritually uplifting and extremely meaningful Shabbat & holiday meals in the holy city of Jerusalem.
These Shabbatot and chagim are woven into impressive masterpieces by Rabbi Mordechai Machlis. His inspirational Torah thoughts on the weekly portion, his enthusiastic singing of Shabbat songs, and his clear explanations of the Jewish ritual fall on a backdrop of warmth, acceptance and true caring for all who attend. The plethora of scrumptious homemade food, prepared and served under the talented, loving and dedicated supervision of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis, flows out of the tiny kitchen to delight the body & soul – all for the honor of the Holy Shabbat.
The approximately 200 guests each Shabbat include tourists and travelers, Israeli residents and new immigrants, university, yeshiva and seminary students, the intellectually and theologically curious, the homeless, destitute, poor and lonely and all who seek a Shabbat or holiday experience for either spiritual or physical reasons.
The purpose & goals of Jerusalem Chesed – Machlis include:
- To spread the joy of Judaism through positive and warm experiences.
- To achieve unity by serving as an example of chesed, love and acceptance.
- To expose the entire universe to the singularity and sanctity of Shabbat.
- To demonstrate the true nature of Jerusalem as the
ultimate city of G-d, unity and kindness.
ירושלים הבנוי' כעיר שחוברה לה יחדו
In addition to the Shabbat activities
and festivities, Jerusalem Chesed – Machlis provides personalized
caring and assistance for the many who seek financial, social,
physiological and spiritual help throughout the week.
To many, this is the only home and family that they know.