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Social Action Tikkun Olam

You shall open your hand wide to your brother,
to the poor, and to the needy of your land,

Deuteronomy 15:11

The Har Shalom SATO Committee is dedicated to helping those in need within our greater community. Throughout the year, the SATO Committee provides opportunities for congregants to help others who are less fortunate. Our programs include:

  • Offering a grant to a Har Shalom high school student to enable him or her to develop and implement a social action program.
  • Increasing Project Linus meetings for blanket-making.
  • Adding a gift-wrapping evening.
  • Continuing to hold Mini-Mitzvah Days.
  • Continuing to assist Stepping Stones Shelter with meals and support.

If you have questions for the SATO Committee, please send an email to SATO@harshalom.org.

Monthly Collection

Our “Item of the Month” program offers us a chance to help a wide variety of organizations. Each month, we will focus on a specific organization, provide information about the group, and collect items for which they have expressed a need.  Collection receptacles will be located in the main lobby, Religious School and Sherman ECC sections of the building. Please share in Har Shalom’s commitment to helping others. We can make a difference.

Month Items to be Collected Organization
September Non-perishable food items Manna Food Center
October New and gently used kitchen and bath towels of all sizes and new and gently used Judaica Jewish Foundation For Group Homes
November Non-perishable Thanksgiving food items Fisher House – Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Holiday Giving Project and Montgomery County Volunteer Center
December Gift cards for the Holidays for food – pharmacy – and clothing Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and A Wider Circle
January Hats & scarves and warm socks Montgomery County Men's Shelter & JSSA
February Convenience foods and kid friendly foods Manna Food Center and JSSA Kosher Kitchen
March Hametz (include macaroni groggers) / Non-perishable Kosher for Passover foods Children's National Medical Center
April Toys for children of all ages Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence
May Cell phones – (No longer needed or broken) Hearts and Homes for Youth / Stepping Stones Shelter
June Household cleaning supplies & new and used household supplies Hearts and Homes for Youth / Stepping Stones Shelter
July New and slightly used CDs and DVDs Montgomery County Child Welfare Services and Stepping Stones Shelter
August School supplies Discount:
Wed, December 13 2017 25 Kislev 5778