Social Action

Tikkun Olam (“repairing the world”)

Shaare Tefila is committed to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, and provides members, young and old, numerous opportunities to get involved locally and globally.

People Helping People
Shaare Tefila is partnering with Olney Help (, a local organization which has been providing short term emergency assistance to greater Olney area residents for over 40 years.
Assistance includes:

  • Three-day food supply
  • Donations of limited financial aid in times of crisis
  • Access to resources

On Monday, January 20, 2020 we will partner once again with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center & the Greater Olney Interfaith Clergy Association, serving as the Olney-based satellite site for Montgomery County’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. 

Events for this year:

Kol Nidre Food Drive to support Olney Help (

Holiday Baskets for needy families in the Olney area. This year we will be doing baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Greater Olney Interfaith Clery Group Thanksgiving events:

  • Faith Walk – TBA
  • Thanksgiving Service – TBA

For more information on Shaare Tefila’s Social Action activities or to volunteer to help please contact Lisa Hedgepeth.