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Our community thrives because of our dedicated and engaged members. We know it can be overwhelming to understand the many ways to get involved, so we made this cheat sheet to help you choose the area(s) that is/are most appealing to you.

Opportunities

CONNECT: Help us actively engage with members of our community.

  • Membership: Help expand our B'nai Torah family by talking to prospective members and welcoming new congregants.
  • Engagement: Help find out more about members of our community and get them involved.
  • Usher/Greeter/Ambassador: At services and activities, make the first face everyone sees a welcoming one.
  • Brotherhood: From softball to poker, men's seder and more, help harness the unique energy of men working together.
  • Sisterhood: Celebrate the power of women through spirituality, study and social opportunities.
  • Young Professionals: Assist with efforts to more deeply engage 20-30 somethings within B'nai Torah.
  • Boomers: Help make connections between members in this demographic and create meaningful programming opportunities.
  • Small Groups: Follow your passion to create a group centered on what matters to you.


CARE: Help us support community members in the spirit of tikkun olam.

  • Social Action: Help to bring people out of homelessness, provide food and supplies to underprivileged students, or create your own vision of how to improve the world.
  • Israel Advocacy: Be an advocate for Israel in the larger community.
  • Inclusion/Special Needs: Help ensure that anyone who wants to can participate meaningfully in our community no matter what their abilities or special needs.
  • Kesher: Provide support to congregants experiencing illness, recovering from surgeries, or celebrating the birth of a child by providing a kosher meal, a caring visit and transportation help. Kesher also prepares and delivers a meal of condolence or shiva platters at a time of loss.
  • Chesed: Whether a family is coming home from a funeral or from the hospital with a newborn, let them know they are cared for by making sure a meal is waiting for them.
  • Chevra Kadisha: Caring for the dead and preparing them for burial is one of the greatest mitzvot in Judaism.
  • Cemetery: Help coordinate our new cemetery section.


LEARN: Help encourage learning about our history, culture and traditions.

  • Adult Education: Brainstorm session topics, recruit attendees and more.
  • Day School Integration: Assist in building stronger connections between our Day School families and B'nai Torah.
  • Preschool: Volunteer in the classrooms, at events and support curricular needs.
  • Religious School/Teen Engagement: Provide advice and feedback on our program, assist at events and much more.
  • Youth Group/Social: Brainstorm programming ideas for youth and their families, volunteer at events and more.


PRAY: Help us create meaningful worship opportunities for our community.

  • Ritual: Work with our rabbis so that daily, weekly and High Holiday services run smoothly.
  • Daily Minyan: Assist with services by attending and recruiting others to join us once a day, once a week or once a month.
  • Lead Services or Read Torah: If you don't know how, we will teach you!
  • Mashgiach (Volunteer or Paid): Help us keep our kitchens kosher.


GIVE BACK: Help us move from strength to strength with your time, talent and treasure.

  • Development: Help raise much-needed capital and annual funds to enhance everyone's experience at B'nai Torah.
  • Life & Legacy: Ensure the future with planned giving and endowment gifts.
  • Leadership: Strong leaders are essential to our success as a congregation; consider volunteering as a committee chair or Board Member or help mentor future leaders.
  • Facilities: Help with hands-on improvements and maintenance or provide expertise managing vendors.
  • Finance: Use your business or accounting acumen to ensure our fiscal responsibility.
  • Office Volunteer: Help with tasks, simple or complex, from answering phones to assisting with mailings, to keep our office running smoothly.
  • Marketing: Promote B'nai Torah programs to the community.

 

If you have any questions or are ready to get involved, please contact Ashley Cohen, Director of Engagement and Outreach, at acohen@bnaitorah.org.

Mon, August 19 2019 18 Av 5779