Social Action

Adat Shalom is dedicated to pursuing justice in every aspect of our lives and communities. Our extensive and diverse social action activities stem from the congregationally developed Tikkun Olam Guidelines and are realized through the enthusiastic, thoughtful contributions of our members.

We offer many opportunities for you to help repair the world, including:
• participating in learning with discussion groups on current topics, like racial justice and justice within our own congregation;
• sponsoring a refugee family;
• working on direct service projects to alleviate hunger and homelessness;
• pursuing environmental responsibility; and
• advocating for issues like marriage equality, gun control and a living wage as well as participating in rallies, marches and other in-person activities.

You can volunteer for a single activity, ongoing projects or even domestic and international service missions. Opportunities are available for all ages and abilities. Family-based and intergenerational projects encourage sharing across different groups. We work with the Torah School and Youth Committee to develop activities for student groups. Montgomery County Student Service Learning (SSL) hours are available for projects with a community component. Explore all the different social action activities by clicking the topics on the left column and/or read our Social Action brochure.  Complete this form to indicate your areas of interest and a social action representative will contact you.

We constantly evaluate and explore ways to improve our social action efforts. The recently completed Long Range Plan survey surfaced many ideas we will examine in the coming months including immigration, criminal justice reform and collaboration with other organizations. If you have ideas and would like to join the Social Action Committee, feel free to contact the co-chairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Social Action Opportunities

For more information on the Social Action Committee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For information on a specific project, please, contact the project leaders directly. See the Social Action Opportunities page for details. Read the Social Action Brochure here. Read the latest Social Action Newsletter here.

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