Caring Committee

We accomplish our mission by organizing and hosting Tikkun Olam Together events, where congregants of all ages and abilities work side by side on a community outreach/service project; we host a monthly Soup Kitchen and an annual week of NEST to serve the homeless; we prepare and serve meals at JCOC, a homeless shelter in Va. Beach; we provide weekend food in backpacks for low-income elementary school students. Behind the scenes, we send condolence and get well notes and deliver gifts for congregants’ simchas. We support the bereaved by offering assistance of any kind.


Mission Statement

To embody the spirit of tikkun olam, repairing our world,
and to encourage OST congregants to come together in deeds of loving kindness to reflect the core values of our tradition and faith.


Ongoing Events

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OST’s Soup Kitchen

NEST (Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team)


During the cold winter months, the Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team or NEST, coordinates with local churches & synagogues to help support the overflow from city shelters. OST will provide warm, overnight shelter and 8 meals. 

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Bay Saver Program


Our congregation can have a huge impact on the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay by making small changes in our individual homes.

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Quilting Group


Ongoing, every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month

Completed Events  
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Help OST reach our goal of feeding 35 local children from Chesterfield Academy Elementary School.

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Giving with Gratitude

YOU can make a huge difference in someone’s life in very simple ways by donating any of the listed items. Children, adults, and families in our community will benefit from your kindness.