Volunteer Opportunities at Beth Shalom
Help the community

Beth Shalom Sisterhood is collecting the following items which will be donated to Columbia Community Care: feminine hygiene products, diapers, diaper wipes, laundry detergent, and toiletries (hotel and full size). Items must be able to withstand sun, heat, and bugs. 24/7 Contactless drop-off in bins are placed at congregants’ homes. Please contact the office for locations.

Help with Yahrzeit and Other Mailings

From the comfort of your home, stamp, label, and otherwise help prepare congregational mailings, postcards, etc. Interested in helping? Contact bethshalom@beth-shalom.net.

Courageous Conversations

Discussions are just beginning to plan our next round of Courageous Conversations that have modeled how we speak civilly and meaningfully across our difference of race, faith and gender. Interested in learning more or becoming involved?  Email rabbi.grossman@beth-shalom.net .

Volunteer Opportunities in the Community
How to Donate Food and Supplies to the Needy

Howard County launched an online tool for residents to find locations and organizations to drop-off product donations including groceries, toiletries, and cleaning products. There are 12 locations currently listed, and each listing includes a contact, hours for drop-off, and a list of needs. To access “HoCo Donation Collection” Click here.  

Calling everyone who sews. Face masks needed.

Federal guidelines now recommend a face covering when going out in public. See the guidelines here.

Can you help? Organizations in our community are accepting home-sewn masks to distribute to organizations or families in need.
Click here for directions to sew a face mask.

 The Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) will accept home sewn face masks for distribution. See more information about COAD and what they will accept here.

Columbia Community Care have distribution sites all over Columbia. Contact ColumbiaCommunityCare@gmail.com  with questions or to request someone pick up donations. Visit their Facebook page for more information.