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Weinberg Service Initiative:

Volunteer Opportunities for Gemilut Hasadim, Acts of Loving Kindness

Below, we have provided ways to perform mitzvot while remaining within our spheres of safe social engagement. If you have questions about any of our Gemilut Hasadim activities, please contact Cheryl Snyderman, csnyderman@chizukamuno.org.

Coming Up

Get Your Mitzvah On!

On April 1, 1871, 23 devoted individuals envisioned that their new congregation would perpetuate traditional Judaism by strengthening the faith and nurturing the religious development of its members through adherence to Judaism’s central ideals of Torah (learning), Avodah (worship), and Gemilut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness). Our 150-year history has a deep connection to Gemilut Hasadim and we hope you and your family will join us to ensure this tradition continues for the next 150 years!

The slate of activities for the Day of Service is below. Volunteer registration is at this link here or you may contact Cheryl Snyderman, csnyderman@chizukamuno.org, 410-486-6400 ext. 300. All activities will be outdoors and will take place at Chizuk Amuno unless otherwise noted. 

If you would like to support our projects by contributing supplies, our wish-list can be found  here. or simply drop off these newly purchased or never-used items in our Collection Center in the coat roam: socks, combs and brushes, tissue packets, re-useable tote bags, work gloves, puzzle books, note card sets, fidget toys, small games, fruit snacks, fruit roll-ups, mini cookie or snack bags, small crayon or marker sets, or small drawing pads of paper. We thank Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood and Brotherhood for their support of various projects.


 

Ongoing

Hesed Committee – a sub-committee of our Weinberg Initiative

The focus of this group will be to help address the needs of our congregants. Please help us chart our path by responding to this short survey online.


Haverim


Members of our corps of friends – Haverim – each call a senior a few times per month to check in, catch-up, and stay connected. Would you like to be a Haver?


Greeting Cards


Our Goldsmith and Schechter students have been hard at work supplying us with unique cards to be sent to Chizuk Amuno seniors. If you enjoy writing uplifting, friendly messages, then this is the activity for you!

For questions or to sign up for the above activities, please e-mail hesed@chizukamuno.org or contact Cheryl Snyderman.


Record a Book for Our Preschoolers

Would you like to read a book to a preschool student? Simply record yourself reading a book appropriate for 2 to 5 year olds. Please make sure you are well-lit, your voice is being picked up, and that you leave enough time for taking in the pictures. Contact Melissa Brill, mhalpern@chizukamuno.org, for instructions on uploading your file.


Cleaning Out Your Drawers and Closets During Quarantine?

Here is a chance for you to perform the mitzvah of Malbish Arumim – providing clothes for the poor. Access a sample list (here – PDF) of agencies (our partners) who would be happy to receive a donation from you and give your old clothes a new life.  Before dropping items off, please call ahead to make sure they are currently accepting donations. Items should be clean and free of wear and tear.


Make and Donate Masks

These can be dropped off at grocery stores, medical facilities, and social service agencies. John Hopkins pattern, view here.


Stocking Up?

If going to the grocery store, call your neighbor to see if you can pick up items for them. Not only is this a help to your neighbor, but it lessens the number of people out and about, helping to reduce the risk of contamination.


How else can I help?

Many have asked, “How else can I help?” In addition to mental/physical health issues and financial disaster brought on by the pandemic, we have seen fire, water, and wind-related disasters across the country. If you would like to help by making a monetary donation, we guide you to Charity Navigator’s webpage, Hot Topics, which lists agencies that address COVID-19 and weather-related disasters as well as many other crises.

Tue, October 19 2021 13 Cheshvan 5782