Oseh Shalom

COVID Orange Level: Oseh will not host indoor activities except funerals and life cycle events limited to 10 people from no more than two families. Outdoor events are limited to 25 people. The office is open by appointment.

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.
    To support any of these programs, contact us at osehshalom@oseh-shalom.org

Healing the World – Tikkun Olam

  • Social Justice: Visit the Oseh Social Justice Clearinghouse. This site is a one-stop shop to see local social justice events and actions in which Oseh members can take part. For more information, contact osehsocialjustice@gmail.com.
  • 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 program for women and another week for men: cooking, chaperoning, shopping, transport, etc. Older kids and teens welcome. Contact Eileen Hollander or Judy Swanner for more information. Want to know more? Read Winter_Shelter_2020 Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • Shabbat morning at Riderwood Arbor Ridge Facility:  Help conduct Shabbat morning services at Arbor Ridge (Riderwood Village) assisted living/long term care facility in Silver Spring. 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 and 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, holiday gifts for a truly needy family, 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