Chessed Alaska
Chessed is a Hebrew word which means 'loving-kindness.'


Welcome to Chessed Alaska.

Chaplain Ruthann Crosby Cleeves

Chaplain Ruthann Crosby is a published author who holds both a BA and MA in Jewish Studies from Gratz College in Pennsylvania—one of the oldest and most distinguished Jewish colleges in the United States. For over twenty years, Chaplain Crosby has worked as a cultural liaison on behalf of the Jewish community, helping to open doors of understanding, as well as new perspectives on the Jewish Scriptures to the world at large.

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Chessed News & Announcements


Register For JLI’s New Course: The Dilemma

When confronted with dilemmas so complex, your gut tells you to do one thing, and your brain tells you another—what do you do? Apply mind-bending, brain-twisting, hair-splitting Talmudic reasoning to solve real-life modern dilemmas—situations that actually happened yet seem impossible…

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Return to Gan Eden

We are excited about a new class coming soon for our online students called Return to Gan Eden.  This series explores why Hashem created man and His desire for relationship with us.  We will learn about the nations He brought forth and the laws that G-d…

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Some Depth on Daniel

  We are going to start airing a class that Chaplain Crosby is currently teaching on the book of Daniel.  In the Jewish Bible the book of Daniel is located in the Writings.  Chaplain Crosby will show us some depth found in the original Hebrew language that doesn’t get revealed in the…

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Blessings From Bereishis

  (Genesis 1/1 through 6/8)   We have started airing a series for our students in Everyday Chessed on Parshah Bereishis.  As Chaplain Crosby translates some of the original Hebrew text that the Torah was written in, hidden gems come to light.  We learn how Hashem started creation with blessing, by beginning the creation…

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Matters Of Importance

Here At Chessed Alaska we are dedicated to what matters in conjunction with current events and the needs of society.  We are involved with children in need here in Alaska as well as other places in this world.  We encourage you all to get involved in your local area and you can also help us with donations by clicking the link below.  Thank you for your interest in Chessed Alaska, B’ezrat Hashem