Olney Help Needs You!

Donations to Olney Help are Needed for Children During the Summer!
Please Bring the Following Items to Shaare Tefila for Olney Help:

1. Canned Sloppy Joe sauce
2. Canned meats/fish, ie. chicken, beef stew, tuna, chili
3. Pasta sides
4. Helpers (hamburger, chicken, tuna)
5. Shelf stable bottled juice
6. Instant Potatoes
7. Canned pasta
8. Canned fruit of any kind
9. Cold cereal (adult)
10. 1-2 lb. bags white rice
11. Cake/cookie/brownie mix and frosting
12. Condensed soup

Chavurot

Chavurot

Many Chavurot (friendship circles) were formed (and more are being formed) through the auspices of the Shaare Tefila Membership Committee. While many Chavurot members are empty nesters, a typical Chavurah has approximately 7 couples, all of similar age and geographic locations.

A Chavurah decides independently how often to meet, where and what programs to have. Activities have included: serious topics of discussion, theater parties, eating out, eating in, a day at the races, a tour of the newly renovated DC Historic Synagogue at Sixth and I Street. Chavurot are unified in that there are no officers, no dues and no minutes. Chavurah is purely a social construct created to foster closer relationships within the greater Shaare Tefila community.

Chavurah members attend and sit together at many regular Shaare Tefila Congregation activities, e.g. Friday night dinners, holiday celebrations, social functions. A Chavurah acts as an extended family, being there in good times as well as bad. Solid friendships are forged that last a lifetime.

For more information about chavurot, email info@shaaretefila.org.