"All it takes is one person… and another… and another… and another… to start a movement."
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
Bolton Street Synagogue invites you to join us in engaging in the mitzvot of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
Based on members' interests and passion, we have increased opportunities for direct action, focusing primarily on local Baltimore and Maryland issues such as educating our youth, marriage equality, homelessness/hunger/poverty, and green initiatives.
Below is a list of a few of our projects. Please join us in some or all of these endeavors; in addition, please let us know of your own passions and interests All it takes is one person . . . and another. . . . .
* The BSS Casserole Program—Started in 2009 with an initial delivery of 20 frozen homemade casseroles, members at the synagogue and our neighbors in the adjacent Roland Park neighborhood prepare homemade casseroles, which are then delivered to Our Daily Bread in Baltimore the 4th Sunday of every month. Anyone can be part of this once-a-month program that takes minimal effort but provides major impact in feeding the hungry in our city. Recipes can be found here. Click here to sign up for a email reminder and more information.
* BSS volunteers at Barclay School, a K-8 school, located in the Greenmount neighborhood in Baltimore. A number of Bolton Street members are involved in this school. They mentor, do supply drives, read books to the children, etc. In addition, the synagogue hosts a family fun night held in the spring at the school.
* Tikkun Olam for our Children and Youth –Throughout the school year, children participating in religious school and other activities have opportunities to do social action, including a holiday project in December and teen volunteer opportunities. Activities include Mitzvah Day, adopting families connected with the Harriet Lane Clinic during the winter holidays, and making sandwiches for the hungry and homeless in Baltimore.