Beth Shalom has created a lending library of medical devices - known in Hebrew as a Gemah - an acronym of Gemilut Hasadim or 'act of lovingkindness'. This is a project of the recently-formed Derekh Tzedek Hesed Committee.

We provide medical devices on loan for folks in need. 
If you have any of the following items that you are willing to donate, or are in need of one of the following items:
- walkers
- rollators
- knee scooters
- wheelchairs
- four-pronged canes
please contact us at
If it is an item we are in need of, we will happily arrange pick up. If it is an item we have in stock, we will happily drop off of your item. We'll keep your information on file, and if and when you or a friend or family member can return, we ask that you please bring it back.

Please do not drop your items off at Beth Shalom as the synagogue is not equipped to accept donations. Instead email to arrange pickup.

We are currently accepting only the above devices. The device should be undamaged and in good working order. We are not looking for crutches. 
For questions, to arrange a donation, or to request a device, email
You may also call the office at Beth Shalom: 412- 421-2288, and leave a message with the receptionist.
Please include your name, phone number, and the device you'd like to donate or are requesting.
To see what devices we have on hand, click here