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