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Mitzvah Moments

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).

Mitzvah Moments Opportunities

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Sha'arei Shalom Beautification
Marin Community Fridges
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program
Donate Your Extra Produce to Combat Food Insecurity
Provide Meals for those in need
Rodef Sholom supports Trans HeartLine 
Mitzvah Kitchen Meal and Challah Delivery                                                                                 
Shabbat Greeter                                                                                                                                                                       
Christmas Dinner for New Beginnings                                                                                                     
Intergenerational Connections                                                                                                                                                 Caring for our Community ~ Chevra Kadisha                                                                                                                              Babies, Blankets and Blessings!                                                                                                                                                              Moreh Derech ~ Welcome our New Community Members                                                                                                    Religious School Volunteer                                                                                                                                                                        Rodef Sholom Habitat for Humanity Team   
                                                                                                                                  REBAR ~ Rodef Enterprise for Building and Restoration

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

NEW! Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery Beautifying Project - perfect for age 5 and older
Next Meeting: Sunday, February 26, 10:30-12:30am
Location: 
Mt. Tam Cemetery
SIGN UP HERE
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. 


Marin Community Fridges - 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. 


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.  Sign up HERE to volunteer. For more about Rodef Sholom's CSA program, and events and opportunities to order your own box  contact Kris Malone Grossman at krismalonegrossman@gmail.com


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. Visit www.extrafood.org/sharethebounty to request a pick-up from
your home or have our volunteers come help you harvest!


PROVIDE MEALS FOR 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 and find out more info here.


Monthly Dinners at Jonathan's Place Adult Shelter - 16 & older- monthly opportunities                                     Congregation Rodef Sholom is proud to support residents of the new 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!   - perfet 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, Director of Community Engagement.


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, Director of Community Engagement. 

Upcoming Events

SundaySun, 19 FebFebruary, 2023

VOLUNTEER: Prepare Bag Lunches for St. Vincent De Paul

Sunday, Feb 19th 8:00a to 1:00pProvide lunches to those who are unsheltered in Marin through the St. Vincent De Paul Dining Room. Each sign up slot is for 5 bag lunches which you will make at home and deliver to Project Leader Lisa Levin by 1 pm so that she can drop them off at St Vincents. Please be on the look out for an email from Lisa after you register with all the details you will need for this project. Bag lunches can also be prepared on Saturday and dropped off to Lisa that evening.

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SundaySun, 26 FebFebruary, 2023

Sha'arei Shalom Cemetery Beautifying Project

Sunday, Feb 26th 10:30a to 12:30pJoin project leader David Shenson 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. This project is for volunteers 5 and over.

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SundaySun, 19 MarMarch, 2023

VOLUNTEER: Prepare Bag Lunches for St. Vincent De Paul

Sunday, Mar 19th 8:00a to 1:00pProvide lunches to those who are unsheltered in Marin through the St. Vincent De Paul Dining Room. Each sign up slot is for 5 bag lunches which you will make at home and deliver to Project Leader Lisa Levin by 1 pm so that she can drop them off at St Vincents. Please be on the look out for an email from Lisa after you register with all the details you will need for this project. Bag lunches can also be prepared on Saturday and dropped off to Lisa that evening.

MORE INFO

 

Thu, February 2 2023 11 Sh'vat 5783