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Mitzvah Moments is Rodef Sholom's initiative to continue the work of fostering a community of chesed (lovingkindness) and connection through opportunities for all to make an impact in our world. We are meeting the moment we are in, and creating a range of opportunities for action, advocacy, and volunteering throughout the year. We invite all in our community to participate in any of the actions that speak to you, or to create your own meaningful ways of engaging with tikkun olam (repairing our world).

Every year in October, our community comes together for Mitzvah Day,  an incredible day of tikkun olam and connection! For Mitzvah Day 2022, 300+ individuals of all ages came together throughout Marin and virtually to complete service projects. Stay tuned for details around Mitzvah Day 2024!
Learn more about Mitzvah Day

Mitzvah Moments Opportunities:

Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery Beautifying Project - perfect for age 5 and older
Location:  Mt. Tam Cemetery
Join project leader David Sheson for this heartfelt volunteer opportunity at Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery in San Rafael. Volunteers are needed to help clean up and beautify this holy place for our community. 

Sign Up Here

Marin Community Fridge - perfect for all ages - weekly opportunities 
Congregation Rodef Sholom is partnering with Venetia Valley School and old  Gallinas Children's Center,  Bay Marin Church,  with support from  ExtraFood and FEED Sonoma,   host a Community Fridge to provide food for our Santa Venetia neighborhood. Volunteers will  sign up to stock or clean the fridge—sign up HERE . After you sign up you will receive more detailed directions.  The fridge is open 24/7 , located at 160 N. San Pedro Road, at the rectory offices of Bay Marin Church.  We invite you to stop by anytime. 

Sign Up Here

Volunteer to Support our New CSA program - Opportunities weekly 
Help support our  Community Supported Agriculture program and connect with congregants on Shabbat mornings from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Volunteers' tasks include distributing farm boxes during pick-up at the temple, and delivering produce boxes to congregants' homes in Marin.  To volunteer or to learn more about Rodef Sholom's CSA program, contact Kris Malone Grossman at
 To order your own CSA box, click here. 

Donate Your Extra Produce to Combat Food Insecurity
Do you have a fruit tree or vegetable garden that produces more than you can eat? Share the Bounty makes it easy to donate your homegrown produce to people facing hunger. Request a pick-up from your home or have our volunteers come help you harvest!
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PROVIDE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED - perfect for all ages - monthly opportunities 

Bag Lunches for St. Vincent De Paul Dining Room
St. Vincent De Paul is feeding more Marin County residents than ever.  Join our monthly project and make 5 - 10 bag lunches at home to supplement their services. Bag lunches are to be delivered to Project Leader Lisa Levin.  
Sign up to make bag lunches

Monthly Dinners at Jonathan's Place Adult Shelter - 16 & older- monthly opportunities                                    
Congregation Rodef Sholom is proud to support residents of Jonathan's Place (formally Mill Street Shelter) by providing dinner once a month on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Due to new rules from the Health Department, this food may no longer be cooked at your home. We are also looking for a few volunteers (over 16) who will help in the Jonathan's Place kitchen and they will receive the food, prepare the dinner, serve it and help to clean up. Click here for more information and to sign up.

NEW! Monthly Brunch at Jonathan's Place Adult Shelter 16 & older - monthly opportunities  
Volunteer to prepare and serve monthly Sunday brunch at Jonathan's Place. Click here for more information and to sign up.    

Rodef Sholom supports Trans HeartLine - for all ages - monthly opportunities 
This team of congregants provides much needed meals every 6 - 8 weeks to support those healing from gender confirmation surgery at the Trans HeartLine Home. Click here to find out more about this program. To join our volunteer team providing meals, please Sign up HERE .

Mitzvah Kitchen Meal and Challah Delivery  - for all ages - weekly opportunities 
Volunteers needed to deliver challahs and meals to congregants who are celebrating, in mourning or recovering from illness. These meals and challahs are delivered on Thursdays and Fridays.  To join our team of drivers and bring some joy to our community, contact Laurie Kimball, Administrative Assistant.

Shabbat Greeters - for those 13 and over - weekly opportunities 
Volunteers are needed for Shabbat Services on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.  Shabbat Greeters will welcome our guests and provide direction.  Services are now held in the Atrium, Kurland and Gallery spaces of the Osher Marin JCC.  Sign Up HERE for this unique opportunity to get to know your Rodef Sholom community in a relaxed and fun way.

Intergenerational Connections 
A new project that creates new bonds between community members

Connecting Congregants — For all ages — Ongoing Opportunities 

We recognize that many of us living in Marin do not have extended family around. Sign up to be matched with each other for intergenerational friendship, support, sharing, and fun.

Help New Parents - for volunteers over 21  - ongoing opportunities 

Do you miss being with babies and toddlers? Volunteer to help a congregant with little ones who might need a few hours of help once in a while.

Email Moji Javid, Director of Community Engagement to get involved.

Babies, Blankets and Blessings!   - perfect for knitters of all ages - ongoing opportunities 

Calling knitters of all ages ! Knit blankets at home that are gifted to families with new babies in our community. Email Marci Dollinger to get started.

Moreh Derech ~ New Member Welcome Team  - for adult volunteers - ongoing  opportunities 

Rodef Sholom prides itself on being a warm and welcoming community. This team helps to welcome and support new congregants through their first year with our community. We do this through phone calls, emails and invitations for them to joins us at Rodef Sholom services and events. Email Moji Javid to become part of the welcoming committee.

Religious School Volunteer    - for parents and grandparents - ongoing  opportunities

Our Religious School community is always made stronger by parent and grandparent participation. Let us know if you would like to step in and help with greeting on Sunday mornings, being a room parent and much more. Email Aviva Lev-David, Religious School Director, for information and to participate.

REBAR -Rodef Enterprise for Building And Restoration - For volunteers 21 and over - as needed 

Calling all contractors, electricians and those who are handy around the house.  This project matches volunteers with congregants who need a "hand" with small jobs in their home.  Like installing ADA-compliant doors or ramps for the disabled, installing smoke/CO detectors, minor plumbing, door repair or replacement, exterior downspout work, cleanup jobs, etc.  To join our REBAR Team, contact Moji Javid.

Rodef Sholom Habitat for Humanity Team - for volunteers 17 and over  - as needed 

We have a longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity and have been involved in builds in Novato, San Francisco and the East Bay.  Join this team to help build homes and make people's dreams of home ownership become a reality.   To join this team, contact Moji Javid

In the Bin
Throughout the year, we collect different items needed in the community. Start a new routine: bring something for the bin with you every time you come to Rodef Sholom! The food bins are out all year, and non-perishable goods are always welcome donations. Click here for what we're collecting on a monthly basis.

For EVEN MORE VOLUNTEER opportunities with our Community Partners, click HERE.

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