Community at Kehilat Shalom

 

DIN! Make a little noise in the world… for good!

Kehilat Shalom’s social action / social justice committee (DIN!) provides information on volunteer opportunities and social justice events within the synagogue and in the larger community. If you are interested in participating, have feedback on current projects or ideas for additional activities contact Billye Roberts, DIN! Coordinator, billye.roberts@gmail.com

Kehilat Shalom is proud of its long time tradition of a yearly Mitzvah Day when the congregation comes together to work on projects that benefit our synagogue community and the larger community.

As a member congregation of Interfaith Works Kehilat Shalom provides meals to one of its homeless shelters for women, and our Craft Club is working on making quilts for all the beds at this shelter.

Synagogue members help sort food at Manna Food Center. We also hold multiple collections during the year for food, clothing, school supplies, and other needed items.
 

Action in Montgomery

Action in Montgomery (AIM) is a coalition of faith-based congregations organized to identify social justice issues in Montgomery County and work to develop solutions to those issues. Kehilat Shalom is a founding member of AIM and has been in the forefront of the Congregation Based Community Organizing movement, which is now a major part of the social justice agenda of congregations around the country. Through AIM, Kehilat Shalom has improved the lives of people throughout the county by making progress on important issues such as housing, education, community centers, pedestrian safety, and transportation. To learn more about AIM, please click here.

 

Community of Kindness

When one of our congregants is in need of assistance, the Community of Kindness mobilizes to support the congregant and the member’s family. Whether it is providing leaders and participants for a shiva minyan or meals and transportation for someone who is ill, the Community of Kindness is there for our members in need. If you know someone in our community who needs help, please contact us at mail@kehilatshalom.org or 301-869-7699.