Oseh Shalom

Helping and Healing

Helping Fellow Members

  • Funeral and Shiva Support – Support fellow members in times of loss with  burial and Shiva minyan details
  • Caring and Support – Help fellow members in need by providing a ride, meal, phone call or other support after the birth of a baby, an operation or other major life event.
  • Green – Help keep Oseh’s buildings and grounds environmentally sound

Healing the World – Tikkun Olam

  • Elizabeth House – Serve dinner once a month at the Laurel soup kitchen, Elizabeth House, no cooking involved. Come out on the first Monday night of the month and work with a small, friendly crew to feed 25-50 guests. Service is from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Older kids and teens welcome. Great way to earn Community Service credit. Contact Melody Magnus for more information.
  • Winter Shelter – Help organize or support a 1 week homeless shelter at Oseh for women and another week for men: cooking, chaperoning, shopping, transport, etc. Older kids and teens welcome. Contact Eileen Hollander for more information.
    Want to know more? Read Winter_Shelter_2020 Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • Help conduct Shabbat Services at Riderwood long term care facilities. Contact Val Kaplan
  • Inclusion Committee – Help Oseh better include people with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. Suggest building improvements and other ways to reduce barriers. Contact Leonard Robinson
  • Support Immigrants:  Join our program to help a wonderful immigrant family resettle successfully in the United States.  We need drivers, English tutors and many others skills.  Contact Eileen Hollander.
  • Social Action – Organize or join social/ethical action programs to help make our synagogue, community and world a better place.  Activities include collecting school supplies for needy children, food and toiletries for the local food banks, collecting holiday gifts for a truly needy families, organizing a walk for the homeless, marching against Genocide, etc. Contact Melody Magnus.
  • Tikkum Olam Suggested Values
  • Process for congregational social action decision-making
  • Social Justice Letter to Congregation February 2020