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.

Jewish Senior Living: If you or someone in your life is considering transitioning to a senior living community, this Guide to Jewish Senior Living Communities is available as a helpful tool.

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. We also offer meals or bring over groceries during a severe illness, after an operation, a birth or adoption of a child, or a death in the family. Maybe you can occasionally provide rides, visits, etc., for members who can’t drive. Tell us how we can help via a short form. Call Susan Levine or email us at caring@oseh-shalom.org 

Helping Our Oseh Home

Green: Help keep Oseh’s buildings and grounds environmentally sound. Joining our Sacred Grounds team, which promotes using native plants to help local wildlife and more.

Volunteering: Gardening, doing repairs, helping in the office, fundraising, lifelong learning and much more. See options,

To be part of 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. Join the Social Justice Committee to take a more active part in fighting for racial justice, LGBTQI rights, reproductive freedom and more. For more information, contact osehsocialjustice@gmail.com.

Elizabeth House: Serve dinner once a month at the Laurel soup kitchen, Elizabeth House, minimal  cooking involved. Come out on the first Monday night of the month and work with a small, friendly crew to feed 100-125 guests. We service carryout dinner 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

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