Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Unless contact information is listed, for more information or to volunteer, please contact Miriam Foss, Director of Gemilut Hasadim, at 410/486-6400, ext. 281 or bWZvc3NAY2hpenVrYW11bm8ub3Jn. We welcome your participation.

Program Descriptions

Weinberg Service Initiative: Volunteer Opportunities for Gemilut Hasadim, Acts of Loving Kindness

Adopt-A-Road
Keep a stretch of Greenspring Avenue clean with quarterly clean ups of roadside litter with Chizuk Amuno Brotherhood. Contact Irwin Golob at 410/560-7422.

Art with a Heart
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. Contact Miriam Foss at 410/486-6400, ext. 281 or bWZvc3NAY2hpenVrYW11bm8ub3Jn.

Clothing Drives
Donate adult business attire for community agencies that directly assist men and women seeking employment.

Food Drives
Assist with the collection and distribution of canned and nonperishable food during Passover and Yom Kippur. Food donations are distributed to community agencies with monetary donations going to the Kosher Food Fund and Ahavas Israel, among others.

Hackerman Patz House
Serve lunch with families whose children are receiving medical treatment at Sinai Hospital. Please contact Frada Wall at ZmFmYXdhbGw2OUBjb21jYXN0Lm5ldA== or at 443/379-0802.

Jared Levy Memorial Garden
Maintain and enhance the benches and garden to be used for quiet reflection by congregants in the Matz Biblical Gardens. Contact Allen Brown at YWJyb3duODZAdmVyaXpvbi5uZXQ=.

Knit One, Learn Too
Knit or crochet blankets for babies in Baltimore and Jerusalem, Israel. Blankets are given to babies who are leaving the hospital.To register contact Miriam Foss at bWZvc3NAY2hpenVrYW11bm8=.

Paul's Place
Help a motivational circle for women at My Sister's Place, a day shelter for homeless women and children. Participants share experiences, listen to one another, and build community in an atmosphere of support and mutual respect. For more information please contact Barbara Grochal at Ymdyb2NoYWxAZ21haWwuY29t.

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 Wechsler at ZHdlY2hzbGVyQGNoaXp1a2FtdW5vLm9yZw==. 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 at 410/358-5979 or YmFuZHdkYXZpc0Bhb2wuY29t or Jenny Baker at 410/602-9885 or YmFrZXJqZW5ueUB5YWhvby5jb20=.

Ronald McDonald House
Cook and/or serve dinners once a month for families whose seriously ill children are receiving treatment in area hospitals. To volunteer to cook or serve or both contact Miriam Foss at 410 486-6400, ext. 281 or bWZvc3NAY2hpenVrYW11bm8ub3Jn.

Race for the Cure
Join the Chizuk Amuno team in the walk-and-run to help raise funds for breast cancer research. For more information, contact Kelly Blavatt at a2VsbHlibGF2YXR0QG1lLmNvbQ==.

Volunteer in Support of Chizuk Amuno

Blood Drives
Volunteer in support of Chizuk Amuno Brotherhood's semi-annual blood drives to benefit local blood banks. Become a donor yourself.

Goldsmith Museum
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. Contact Susan Vick at 410/486-6400, ext. 291 or c3ZpY2tAY2hpenVrYW11bm8ub3Jn.

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. Contact Susan Vick at 410/486-6400, ext. 291 or c3ZpY2tAY2hpenVrYW11bm8ub3Jn.

Home Hospitality
Host out-of-town guests over night for Shabbat and holidays. Contact Rabbi Deborah Wechsler at 410/486-6400, ext. 231 or ZHdlY2hzbGVyQGNoaXp1a2FtdW5vLm9yZw==.

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 at 410/486-6400, ext. 220 or cHBvbGxhY2tAY2hpenVrYW11bm8ub3Jn.

Leading Services
Lead services in the main sanctuary or lead daily minyan. Contact Dr. Moshe Shualy at 410/486-6400, ext. 243 or bXNodWFseUBjaGl6dWthbXVuby5vcmc=.

Medical Professionals on Call
Doctors and nurses are needed to volunteer to be available to assist in case of emergencies during the high holidays as well as Shabbat services. Contact Steve Pomerantz at c3BvbWVyYW50ekBjb21jYXN0Lm5ldA== to add your name to the list.

Minyannaires
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 at 410/486-6400, ext. 243 or bXNodWFseUBjaGl6dWthbXVuby5vcmc=.

New Member Welcomes
Assist the Membership Committee by delivering welcome bags to new members. Contact Cheryl Snyderman at 410/486-6400, ext. 300 or Y3NueWRlcm1hbkBjaGl6dWthbXVuby5vcmc=.

Office Assistance
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 at 410/486-6400 ext. 223 or bXNjaGVyQGNoaXp1a2FtdW5vLm9yZw==.

Pesah Seder
Host a fellow congregant or guest who is in need of a place to share in a seder. Contact Rabbi Deborah Wechsler at 410/486-6400, ext. 231 or ZHdlY2hzbGVyQGNoaXp1a2FtdW5vLm9yZw==.

Shabbat Greeters
Welcome congregants and guests on Shabbat morning as they enter the synagogue. Contact Paulette Pollack at 410/486-6400, ext. 220 or cHBvbGxhY2tAY2hpenVrYW11bm8ub3Jn.

Shivah Corps
Lead services in the home of fellow congregants who are sitting shivah. Contact Jeff Platt at amlwMDc4NEBhb2wuY29t.

Sisterhood Judaica Shop
Volunteer to work in the Judaica Shop selling gifts and ritual items, the proceeds from which benefit Sisterhood programs. Contact Anne King at c2tpbmcyMTMzMEBhb2wuY29t.