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Volunteering is a satisfying way to engage in our community, to establish a meaningful connection with Emeth and with fellow members, and to meet a vital need.

“It is not what one says, but rather what one does, that makes a difference.” Ethics of the Fathers 1:17

“The paradox of volunteering is that the more we give, the more we are given” The Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Credo in The Times June 2005

Volunteer Form

Please contact volunteer@emeth.net to learn more about any of the following tasks or to volunteer. You can also contact the committee chair directly.

Support Education Programming and Youth Activities:  Help our kids develop.

  • Join Education Committee
  • Help with Family Shabbat Dinners
  • Substitute teach:
    • Hebrew School
    • Religious School
  • Help with Kids’ Purim Carnival
  • Help with Chanukah Party

Communications: Utilize special skills and develop new ones.

  • Join Communications Committee
  • Edit Kol Emeth (newsletter) articles
  • Write Kol Emeth articles
  • Develop or edit Brochures
  • Write newspaper articles
  • Take photos for Kol Emeth and our website
  • Provide website content
  • Provide content to Facebook and/or other social media
  • Provide technical consultation to our Administrator as needed

Sisterhood: Enjoy the camaraderie of other women while supporting Emeth in many ways.

  • Join Sisterhood
  • Help with Mah Jongg tournament
  • Through Rachamim, reach out to shut-ins and support members in need
  • Help with Sisterhood Passover Seder
  • Help with Rosh Hashanah Oneg

Membership: For those who are warm and welcoming.

  • Help with summer ice cream social
  • Mentor a new Emeth family
  • Invite a prospective family for coffee or a meal

Ways & Means / Fundraising: Put  ideas to work and help our money grow.

  • Join Ways & Means Committee
  • Promote and engage members in Amazon Smile program
  • Help with Wine Tasting fundraiser (spring or fall annually)
  • Help with one-time fundraising events
  • Share your fundraising ideas and help implement them

Tikkun Olam (Social Action/Social Justice): Help those in need in our broader community.

  • Join Tikkun Olam Committee
  • Participate in current Tikkun Olam programs (check with committee)
  • Serve Monthly (third Thursday) at the Lord’s Table(Gilroy)
  • Participate in annual Lord’s Table Christmas lunch program

Support  Emeth Community Events  (Social, Holiday, or Festival): Do you love a once-a-year project?

  • Join Social Events Committee
  • Coordinate Community Dinner/s (held approximately 4x annually)
  • Help with Adult Purim Party
  • Help with Passover Seder
  • Help with Community Candle Lighting
  • Help with Progressive Dinner

Support  Worship /Shabbat Activities

  • Be a Shabbat Host: This is a wonderful way to honor a loved one on their Yahrzeit. Our “Shabbat in a Box” makes hosting easy (and you have the option to co-host). Contact admin@emeth.net.
  •  Join Ritual Committee
  • Set up the sanctuary for High Holidays
  • Usher for High Holidays
  • Chant from the Torah
  • Saturday morning services
  • High Holidays
  • Be a lay leader in Rabbi’s absence
  • Provide lay cantorial support

Our Building: Perfect for those whose minds are overloaded with work and family.

We own our own building. This is a blessing and  a responsibility:We pay for weekly gardening and custodial services; however, we must rely on volunteers for routine kitchen and building interior tasks.

  • Join Building and Grounds Committee
  • Participate in quarterly maintenance days
  • Assist with weekly trash and recycling (Note this is a great teen community service project;.)
  • Assist kitchen coordinator with routine maintenance tasks (ask what would be helpful).

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