There are many ways that we, as Jews, embrace giving to others. And giving of ourselves– our time and our commitment– is very important. Giving back to our temple and local community by volunteering your time and your heart is personally rewarding and considered a mitzvah. At Temple Beth El, we have many volunteer opportunities. Please let us know what you’re interested in and passionate about!
Contact us to learn more about how you can participate in one of these volunteer opportunities.
Serving as an extension of rabbinic pastoral services, our Caring Community assists with visitation of long-term home-bound and hospitalized congregants. Please let us know if you are available to help with visiting the sick or preparing a meal.
It is a mitzvah for our community to make sure that the bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition. Members of our Chevrah Kaddishah take on tasks of performing the Jewish rituals of tahara (purification) and preparing the body for burial. Each member of the Chevrah Kaddishah is trained and prepared to treat every loved one with dignity and respect. If you are interested in learning more about Chevrah Kaddishah, or you would like to join the group, please contact Susan Jacobs, Director of Education.
The Robyn Farber Leadership Development Program was created by Larry Farber in memory of his sister, Robyn, to ensure a continuous line of future leaders for Temple Beth El. The program sessions are led by TBE’s professional and lay leadership and cover a range of spiritual, educational, and social programming. If you are interested in a lay leadership position, this once-per-month commitment from October through May is a great way to meet peers and discover how your talents and interests can serve our congregation. Contact Laura Bernstein, Executive Director, to learn more about this program.
We are always looking for people who would like to share their warm and friendly nature by helping to answer phones and greet visitors. Flexible hours are available all seven days of the week. Contact Laura Bernstein, Executive Director, if you would like to join our Front Desk team.
Our Discovered Traditions Gift Shop is open during the weekdays, on Friday nights, Sunday mornings during Religious School, and during special events. Although it is professionally managed, we do regularly seek volunteers to help us staff for sales. Dee Kridel, Gift Shop Manager would love to talk to you about volunteering.
GREETERS and USHERS
We are proud to welcome hundreds of congregants and visitors each week to our various Shabbat services, festivals, and other events. Greeters and ushers serve an important role in welcoming everyone and helping people feel comfortable at our Temple. If you are interested in sharing your friendly disposition by being a greeter, please contact Candace Naliboff, Director of Member Services. Please contact Brotherhood member, Howard Seidler if you would like to be an usher.
The Holy Rollers is a group of dedicated men and women who volunteer their time to take care of our six Torahs. Groups are assigned a specific Torah to dust, clean and note where repairs are needed. To join one of our Torah Holy Roller teams, please contact Robin Zimmerman.
No matter your interests, availability, or expertise, there are many ways to give your time to Temple Beth El. There are several committees which are looking for members who want to become involved. Whether you are interested in volunteering your time for one hour, one day, or on an ongoing basis, contact us to join our volunteer community.