Oseh Shalom
  • Make new friends, take a vacation, enjoy music and food, gain a deeper Jewish spirit and have fun at the 26th Annual Retreat in Cacapon, WV. Register/Learn More.
  • You must be vaccinated and boostered, if eligible, to attend all Oseh services. Level 1: COVID Policy: Masks strongly encouraged but not required.

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:
    • Sending get well cards or condolence cards and making phone calls to members who are ailing or have had a death in the family
    • Providing meals during an severe illness, after an operation, a birth or adoption of a child, or had a death in the family
    • Offering tech support on Zoom, social media or other computer platforms
    • Delivering online-ordered groceries and prescriptions for the house bound
    • Providing rides, visits, once the pandemic is over.

      Tell us how we can help via a short form. Call Susan Levine or email us at caring@oseh-shalom.org 

  • 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 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 or any other factor that might not make them as welcome as we would like. Suggest building improvements and other ways to reduce barriers. Contact Linda Bergofsky 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 other programs that help our immediate community in the greater Laurel area. Activities include collecting food and toiletries for local food banks, and holiday gifts for a needy family. Contact Melody Magnus
  • Tikkum Olam Suggested Values
  • Process for congregational social action decision-making
  • Social Justice Letter to Congregation February 2020