Oseh Shalom

You must be vaccinated and boostered for COVID19, if eligible, to attend all Oseh services and programs per our COVID policy.

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