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

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 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
  • 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.
  • Tikkum Olam Suggested Values
  • Process for congregational social action decision-making
  • Social Justice Letter to Congregation February 2020