Our Chanukah celebration was so much fun. Each family decorated a fabric runner to use under their Chanukah menorah. Our Torah School elective class asked us to support their efforts by adorning placemats to be delivered during the holiday for Meals on Wheels clients. As the sun set, we gathered for a beautiful candle lighting followed by joyous singing of all our favorite Chanukah songs.
This event was supported by the tremendous efforts of Michelle Gurr-Barbour, who cut and sewed all of our runners; Judy Rosenthal and Ira Sherbak, who implemented a meaningful tzedakah project; and by a terrific kitchen crew of Dan Benner, Thomas Morris, Don Redman, and Stephanie Siegel.
Jewish BIGPals provides one-on-one mentoring for children by matching them with caring Jewish adults. Big Pals are 19 or older who are carefully screened, trained, and supervised. They provide friendship and enriching experiences for Jewish boys and girls, Little Pals, ages 6 to 16. Little Pals are from families who may have experienced the loss or absence of a parent.
Learn more at www.jfssd.org/bigpals or contact Diane Marks Schachat at (858) 637-3371 or email@example.com.
Traditions Gift Shop is looking for a volunteer or two to give some time to ensure the Gift Shop is open on a regular basis. This is a wonderful opportunity to be right in the “hub” of the comings and goings and a great way to meet people. If you are interested email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (619) 697-6001 ext. 107.
The Braun Library welcomes your involvement, assisting visitors including students and families from our Silverman Preschool and Abraham Ratner Torah School. No experience is necessary. Contact Susan Braun, (email@example.com) Chairperson and let her know you’re interested.
Our congregation has a handful of members who would benefit from a phone call or a visit from time to time. In a joint venture between our congregation, Sisterhood, and Men’s Club, we want to fill this void. If you can make a few calls or plan a couple of visits, please contact us. Yad b’yad, hand in hand, we can make a difference. Email Beth or phone her at (619) 697-6001 ext. 108.
For years Tifereth Israel has held a daily morning minyan. The minyan has been here for those who are reciting Kaddish and observing a Yarhzeit or want to begin their day with prayer and reflection. We are fortunate to have a core of “minyanaires” who attend on a daily basis or several times a week.
Could you help us complete a minyan by attending a minyan service once a month, once a week, or as often as you can? Minyan meets at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays and at 7:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. Our minyan is egalitarian and welcoming. Membership in Tifereth Israel Synagogue is not required to attend. Following services join us for the best bagel breakfast in town, served with delicious coffee and juice. You’ll get to know this special group of fellow congregants and you will be performing a tremendous mitzvah.
You can just show up or let us know your availability by emailing or phoning the office at 619) 697-6001.
An Open Invitation
Tifereth Israel invites you to share your time and talents to enhance our congregational community. Whether you have many hours to offer or just a few now and then, your efforts will not go unnoticed and will certainly be appreciated. Click here to take the first step by filling out our volunteer interest form because we want you, we need you, and volunteering is good for the heart!
Turn in your completed form to Nivi Rahm, Executive Director, and have the best volunteer experience ever!
New Volunteer Opportunities
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