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Chizuk Amuno Congregation


We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we
believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.

We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as
we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.

Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to
offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below.
May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!


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, or Cheryl Snyderman, ext. 300 or We welcome your participation.

Program Descriptions

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

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, or 410-615-7960.

Clothing Drives
Twice a year our Sisterhood spearheads this event. 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 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. Please contact Cheryl Snyderman for further details.

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 Scott 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.

Knitting Havurah
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. Please contact Cheryl Snyderman for further details.

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, or Jenny Baker, 410-602-9885 or

Reading Partners
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.

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

Blood Drives
Cngregation & community-wide Save 3 Lives in 11 Minutes Blood Drive.
Call Warren Gould at 301-602-0017 for more information or to reserve your time to donate. Walk-ins welcome.

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 Linda Katz and Lee Sherman  c/o the Synagogue, 410-486-6400.

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.

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 Marci Scher, 410-486-6400, ext. 223 or

Leading Services
Lead services in the Sanctuary or lead daily minyan. Contact Dr. Moshe Shualy, 410-486-6400, ext. 243 or

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, 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

New Member Welcomes
Assist the Membership Committee by delivering welcome bags to new members. 

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 Ellen Shevrin, 410-486-6400 ext. 220 or 

Shabbat Greeters
Welcome congregants and guests on Shabbat morning as they enter the synagogue. Contact Marci Scher, 410-486-6400, ext. 223 or

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

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,