Giving Back

Congregation Sha'are Shalom provides our congregants with various opportunities for "tikkun olam", in keeping with a commitment to live a Jewish life by helping to repair the world. Social Action activities at Congregation Sha'are Shalom center around various programs on behalf of the congregation locally, nationally, and globally, as well as in support of CSS members.

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The Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter (LEHS) offers emergency shelter to families, single women and single men. This is a 44-bed shelter with an 89-day program offering intensive case management, life-skills classes and children’s services, as well as providing basic necessities like food and shelter.


Congregation Sha'are Shalom, in partnership with our many friends in the Loudoun community, provides and serves a healthy dinner once each month to shelter residents.

Please click the button below to contribute to this month's meal, which takes place on Tuesday, August 17. There are opportunities to provide entrees, side dishes, vegetables, fruit, and desserts. This is a wonderful chance to share your culinary skills, to get kids involved in giving back, or simply to take the opportunity to make a direct and positive difference in someone's life.

The Sha'are Shalom meals are always deeply appreciated for their variety, deliciousness, and good cheer with which they're served.


All the details on where and how to deliver the meals can be found in the link below. Thank you in advance for your continuing generosity!


Due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, this is again a drop-off only meal.  CSS volunteers will not be serving the meal.

Additional Ways to Help
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Sha'are Shalom's Chesed Committee is one of the hidden gems of our community. They quietly make sure that acts of loving kindness are there when needed.


In these difficult times when everyone is dealing with so much, it can be hard to both reach out for help, or know how to give help.


If you or someone you know is in need - even with something as simple as a friendly phone call, an outdoor visit, or a prepared meal - or would like to know how you can help out, please contact Beth Long, acting Chair of our Chesed Committee.

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Summer Garden Help

Calling all Green Thumbs! Our growing garden would love to have you visit throughout the summer to help it flourish!


If interested, please contact Beth Long