Oseh Shalom

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For the High Holy Days, only vaccinated members wearing masks can attend in person services.  Unvaccinated children are invited to our outdoor tent services and may use the restrooms in the school wing only.  For Shabbat, in person attendance is limited to 50 members or guests. Some services require pre-registration.  (See the calendar or enews.) All attendees at Shabbat services over the age of 12 must be vaccinated.  All attendees, including toddlers if possible, must wear masks and social distance.

ZOOM: Shabbat Evening Service

January 10, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm

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Join us for a spiritual, musical service each Friday at 8 pm, 7:30 on the first Friday of the month. Guests are always welcome.

Prayerbook: Shabbat Vehagim

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Meeting ID: 441 857 610

A phone option is available by request to the Oseh office and to members only.

Shabbat Evening Service

January 10, 2020, 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Oseh Shalom
7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707

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This Shabbat we are excited to host Cynthia Marshall, a community organizer for the IAF (Industrial Areas Foundation) in Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and now Prince George’s Counties. Founded in Chicago in 1940 by legendary organizer Saul Alinsky, the IAF is the nation’s largest  network of local faith and community-based organizations. Over time, the congregation-based community organizing model of the IAF (and other similar organizations) has proven one of the most (maybe the most?) potent ways for communities of faith to effect social change. Cynthia will speak about her work with IAF, their powerful methods for deepening human relationships, and give us an update of what is happening as the new IAF in PG County is establishing itself.

Cynthia Marshall has been an organizer with Industrial Areas Foundation since 2005. She cut her teeth on organizing in Montgomery County, MD, leading a campaign that won $30 million to build recreation centers in historic African American communities. Since then she has organized throughout Maryland leading campaigns to create a youth conservation corps, winning $17 Million for low-income seniors to receive care at home, and over $200 Million for affordable housing. Before she started organizing, Cynthia was a Wilderness Instructor at Outward Bound. She earned a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and her B.A. at Carleton College. She lives in Columbia with her husband and two children.