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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

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 our  Director of Gemilut Hasadim, Cheryl Snyderman at or 410-486-400 ext. 300.We welcome your participation.

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Program Descriptions

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

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 Claire Freeland for details and to volunteer.

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. Contact Cheryl Snyderman at or 410-486-400 ext. 300.

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

Knitting Havurah
Knit or crochet blankets for babies in Baltimore and Jerusalem, Israel. Blankets are given to babies who are leaving the hospital. To register contact Cheryl Snyderman at or 410-486-400 ext. 300.

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 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 or Jenny Baker at 410-602-9885 or

Ronald McDonald House
Cook and/or serve dinners once a month for families who’s seriously ill children are receiving treatment in area hospitals. To volunteer to cook or serve or both contact Cheryl Snyderman, or 410-486-6400 ext. 300

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. Contact Warren Gould,, or  301-602-0017.

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.

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.

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

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 at 410-486-6400 ext. 223 or

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

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 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 at 410-486-6400, ext. 243 or

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

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

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

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

Shiva Corps
Lead services in the home of fellow congregants who are sitting shiva. Contact Jeff Platt at

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