Volunteer opportunities at Chizuk Amuno range from aiding the poor, feeding the hungry, and visiting the sick, to helping with the needs of our synagogue and schools. Each represents a chance to perform a mitzvah, an essential element of Jewish observance. Each enriches the meaning of everyday interactions and relationships.
For more information or to volunteer, unless contact information is listed, please contact Rabbi Debi Wechsler, ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Cheryl Snyderman, ext. 300 or email@example.com. We welcome your participation.
Perform the mitzvah of shmirat adamah, protecting the earth by keeping a stretch of Greenspring Avenue clean with quarterly clean-ups of roadside litter. Co-sponsored by Chizuk Amuno Brotherhood. To participate, contact Irwin Golob, 410-560-7422.
Art with a Heart
Take part in hands-on art activities to benefit the Baltimore community and to enhance the lives of people in need through visual arts. Ages 8 and up. To participate, contact Claire Freeland, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-615-7960.
Twice a year our Sisterhood spearheads this event. Donate adult business attire for community agencies that directly assist men and women seeking employment.
Assist with the collection and distribution of canned and nonperishable food prior to Passover and Yom Kippur. Food donations are distributed to community agencies and monetary donations go to kosher food funds serving clients in need of assistance.
GH2 – Gilead House Gemilut Hasadim Partnership
Join Chizuk Amuno’s team supporting four asylum-seekers living at Gilead House at St. Mark’s on the Hill in Pikesville. To participate, contact either Margie Simon, or Jennie Rothschild.
Jared Levy Memorial Garden
Maintain and enhance the benches and garden used by congregants and students for quiet reflection or outdoor learning in the Matz Biblical Gardens. Contact Allen Brown at email@example.com.
Knit or crochet blankets for babies in Baltimore and Jerusalem, scarves for Baltimore’s homeless, or twiddlemuffs for patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Sessions meet monthly. Contact Cheryl Synderman, ext. 300, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Operation Welcome Home
Join us as we welcome home our troops from military service overseas. Volunteers meet at BWI airport and help pack goodie bags, cheer returning soldiers and thank them for their service. Dates are set 1-3 weeks in advance of incoming flights. We are developing an email list for people whio are interested. If you want to be informed of these welcoming opportunities contact Rabbi Deborah Wechsler at email@example.com. This project is suitable for adults and children of all ages.
Our Daily Bread
Help serve breakfast one Sunday a month to hungry men, women, and children at this downtown Baltimore soup kitchen. Contact Wendy Davis, 410-358-5979 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jenny Baker, 410-602-9885 or email@example.com.
If you have just one hour in your week, you can make a real difference in a child’s success in school and life. Reading Partners is a national organization with a presence in several Baltimore schools. To volunteer or for more information, contact Fran Glushakow Gould or 443-691-0133.
Ronald McDonald House
Cook and/or serve dinners once a month for families with seriously ill children who are receiving treatment in area hospitals. To volunteer to cook and/or serve, contact Heller Kreshtool or 410-241-2592.
We express special gratitude for funding for our Gemilut Hasadim program from the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Gemilut Hasadim Endowment Fund of the Chizuk Amuno Foundation, Inc.
Volunteer in support of Chizuk Amuno Brotherhood’s semi-annual blood drives to benefit local blood banks. Become a donor yourself. Call Warren Gould, 301-602-0017 to reserve your special time to donate life-saving blood.
Act as a docent for Shabbat tours and for visiting groups to the Museum – a place of discovery and inspiration that preserves the history of one of America’s oldest synagogues. Need a contact, it’s not Rabbi Wechsler or me.
Hendler Learning Center
Act as a docent for special tours and for visiting groups to the Learning Center, which provides an excellent chronology of Jewish history. Need a contact, it’s not Rabbi Wechsler or me.Hosts
Serve as an usher during services on Shabbat and holidays by distributing programs to congregants and by orienting guests as they enter the Sanctuary. Contact Paulette Pollock, 410-486-6400, ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead services in the Sanctuary or lead daily minyan. Contact Dr. Moshe Shualy, 410-486-6400, ext. 243 or email@example.com.
Medical Professionals on Call
Doctors and nurses are needed to be available to assist in case of emergencies during the High Holy Days as well as for Shabbat services. Contact Steve Pomerantz, firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list.
Attend daily services in the morning and/or evening and fulfill the mitzvah of providing for a minyan so that services may be conducted. Contact Dr. Moshe Shualy, 410-486-6400, ext. 243 or email@example.com.
New Member Welcomes
Assist the Membership Committee by delivering welcome bags to new members. Contact Cheryl Snyderman, 410-486-6400, ext. 300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work in the synagogue or school office to answer phones, assist with mailings and special programs, shop for supplies, and provide other assistance. Contact Marci Scher, 410-486-6400 ext. 223 or email@example.com.
Welcome congregants and guests on Shabbat morning as they enter the synagogue. Contact Paulette Pollack, 410-486-6400, ext. 220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead services in the home of fellow congregants who are sitting shivah. Contact Jeff Platt, email@example.com.
Sisterhood Judaica Shop
Volunteer to work in the Judaica Shop selling gifts and ritual items, the proceeds from which benefit Sisterhood programs, the congregations, and our schools. Contact Dixie Leikach