Go beyond yourself.

We’re building a powerful community of kindness ambassadors around the world through interactive programs, impactful events, and simple ways to get involved. 

Our Mission

Just One Chesed is a global movement of giving. We inspire and educate people to make chesed the driving force in their lives, providing them with the tools and resources to make giving easier than ever.

Our Tools

Technology

Our mobile app, online chesed directory, and advanced volunteer management software streamline the chesed experience for organizations, schools, and volunteers.

Education

Our school programs and online community empower people around the world to integrate chesed into their daily lives.

Networking

Our personal connections and database of reputable organizations allow us to serve both volunteers and organizations as an all-in-one chesed hub for the Jewish world.

Our Story

The seeds for Just One Chesed were planted in 2010, when Jerry Latinik was looking for a way to lift the spirits of his community in Chicago, where many people were suffering from the effects of the financial crash of 2008. Together with a few friends, Jerry put together a “Shabbos of Achdus” (unity) for seven shuls. Despite the fact that none of the organizers had much money to work with, everyone agreed that the event was enormously successful. 

“I realized that there are so many more ways that we can give, even without money.
We can give the biggest thing of all, which is giving of ourselves.” 

Following that experience, Jerry was motivated to create a central hub connecting those in need with those who want to help – even if all they had to give was a single act of chesed. Working off the simple but profound concept that one act of kindness can change the world, Just One Chesed was officially born in 2016 as a one-stop-shop for all things chesed. Since then, it has grown to serve individuals, families, communities, schools, and organizations who want to do their part in making the world a kinder place – in the easiest way possible.

Our Team

JERRY LATINIK

Founder & CEO
After years of success in the business and startup world, Jerry turned his entrepreneurial skills and management experience into his real passion: making the world a better place. Jerry is the Founder & President of Special Care, a healthcare company that he built from the ground up, and he has always been involved in promoting kindness in his local Jewish community. He is passionate about inspiring and enabling others to help those in need. Born in Chicago, Jerry currently lives in Efrat, Israel, with his wife and 3 children.

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JOE KLEIN

Chief Operating Officer
Joe is enthusiastic about working in and connecting between different types of organizations, ensuring that they all operate as smoothly as possible. He worked at Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh in Jerusalem as a rabbi and teacher, as well as recruiting new students, running events, organizing trips, and managing the program for second-year students. Joe received his Semicha under HaRav Aharon Bina and HaRav Zalman Nechamia Goldberg. Originally from Woodmere, NY, Joe currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Rebecca, and their two children.

WAYNE GLUCKMANN

Project Development Manager
Excited about tech and passionate about kindness, Wayne is dedicated to combining the two to help people in need as efficiently as possible. Before making aliyah, Wayne founded and operated a chesed organization in South Africa through which more than 200 volunteers visited the sick, distributed food to the needy, and supported partnering chesed organizations. He also founded two micro-location start-ups that provide indoor navigation and monitoring services. Originally from South Africa, Wayne now lives in Israel with his wife and three sons.

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RIVKI GAYNOR

Marketing Manager
Rivki loves to be creative for a good cause. Working for over 10 years for Camp Nageela Midwest both in the summer and year-round, Rivki has a strong love for the Jewish community. Rivki attended Michlalah in Jerusalem and got her Masters in Marketing from the Sy Syms School of Business. She is excited to use her passion, skills and experience to grow the chesed movement. Originally from Chicago, Rivki and her husband now live in Jerusalem.

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DAHLIA KRAVETSKY

Director of Chesed Match Operations
Dahlia uses her strong background in sales, healthcare, recruitment, and outreach coordination to manage Just One Chesed’s online directory of global chesed resources. In addition to building connections with organizations around the world, she is also the Lead Case Manager for individuals who contact Just One Chesed directly with sensitive cases. Dahlia also manages the organization’s Chesed Days program, helping families, gap year programs, and companies plan meaningful chesed experiences in Israel. Originally from South Florida, Dahlia made Aliyah in 2014.

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COLLEEN BAMBERGER

Data Collection for Chesed Match
Colleen does data entry and research for Chesed Match, growing the database of organziations to help users find the help they need as easily as possible. Her role combines her appreciation for organizational systems and chesed; she worked for many years in Israel and South Africa as an administrative assistant in legal firms and has been actively involved in chesed organizations all her life. She organizes a hosting system for IDF soldiers serving on her moshav, as well as meals for community members in need, including the sick and mothers after birth. A mother of five and grandmother of three, Colleen made aliyah from Pretoria, South Africa in 1989 with her husband and then-ten-week-old daughter.