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236 Kane Street / Brooklyn, NY 11231 / 718 875-1550

The Mensch Squad

The Mensch Squad is a new Kane Street initiative, which organizes members of our community to support one another in times of need.

It works like this: When a member is ill, homebound, bereaved, or otherwise in need of assistance, s/he contacts the Mensch Squad coordinator, who then sends a message to Squad members. Requests may be made, for example, to provide meals, pay a visit, pick up a pharmacy order, or whatever else is required.

We are inviting all of our members to join the Mensch Squad. There is no specific commitment at this time. If you volunteer, your name will be put on a list and you will receive an email whenever the coordinator gets a request for help. You might be asked to cook a meal, purchase some groceries, or drive someone to the doctor. If you’re available and willing, you’ll respond.

To join the Mensch Squad volunteers, please email our coordinator Julia Hirsch at, and don’t forget to include your phone numbers. If you or your family are in need of support, please contact Debbie at the email address above. If you prefer, you may first conact Rabbi Weintraub at or (718)875-1550 x103.

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