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There are several ways to volunteer and share your expertise at Beth Ahm.  Volunteers provide an invaluable service to the congregation and receive personal reward and satisfaction from the mitzvah of sharing their time.

Below is a sampling of volunteer opportunities.  For more information or to volunteer, contact the identified coordinator. To contribute to the Amy Harvey Volunteer Appreciation Fund, click here.   To inquire about ways you can participate in congregational life, call the synagogue office at 248-851-6880.

Thanks in advance for your good work!
 

Shabbat and Holiday Greeters:  Beth Ahm’s culture is highlighted by the reception people receive when entering the building.  Greeters welcome both members and guests on Shabbat morning and on holidays.  Located by the sanctuary doors, they welcome, answer basic questions, and help people find their way in the building.  The time commitment is 2 hours and greeters can volunteer on a regular basis or be a substitute.  This mitzvah is one that will put a smile on your face and those entering Beth Ahm.  For more information, contact Manny Kalef at mannykalef@comcast.net.


Yad Ezra Deliveries:  Throughout the year, Beth Ahm volunteers assist Yad Ezra by delivering food packages.  Deliveries are on Sunday morning. Two person teams travel throughout the area delivering food packages to those who are housebound.  The time commitment is approximately 2 hours and this is a great mitzvah opportunity for children with their parents and/or grandparents.  For more information, contact Sharona Shapiro at shapirolerner@gmail.com.


Shabbat Lunch:  The Shabbat experience does not end when services end.  Each week volunteers provide lunch so that we can talk, laugh, and build relationships with each other after morning services.  Volunteers are needed for 1 hour on Friday morning to cut fruit and make salads.  Help is also needed on Shabbat for 1 hour to serve and clean-up.  You can volunteer on the frequency and days that are best for you. For more information, contact Sara Zivian Zwickl at sara.zwickl@gmail.com.


Hesed (Caring) Team:  It is nice to know that someone cares.  Hesed volunteers help care for our community by visiting those who are ill, delivering a meal, providing transportation, and most importantly, being a friend.  Serving as a Hesed volunteer is a mitzvah that rewards you and the person you are helping.  The time commitment is up to you.  For more information, contact Nancy Kaplan at nancyellen879@att.net.


Daily minyan:  Morning and night, Beth Ahm hosts a minyan.  Some of the participants are regulars and some are there to say Kaddish for a loved one.  Participation is critical.  Without 10 people, the minyan cannot fulfill its purpose.  The commitment and frequency is up to you.  You can commit to one minyan a month, once a week, or be a substitute.  For more information, contact Rick Emmer at minyan@cbahm.org.  No prior minyan experience is needed and all levels of Hebrew and Judaic knowledge are welcome.


Tikkun Olam/Social Action:  Helping others is the Jewish value and we perform this mitzvah for benefit of our synagogue and the local Jewish and non-Jewish community.  Whether taking action to help an single individual, or contributing to a larger initiative our work makes the world a better place.  For more information contact Sharona Shapiro at shapirolerner@gmail.com.


Ritual:  Beth Ahm is a spiritual and sacred congregation.  We develop the policies which shape the ritual observance within our congregation.  We review ritual practices and programs and then develop actions to enhance our ritual observances.  Contact Rabbi Rubenstein at ravsteven@cbahm.org for more information.

Help Kids Learn to Read:  Do you have some free time to make a difference in a child’s life?  Please join Beth Ahm’s “Reading Team.”  The Jewish Community Relations Council has matched us with the Golightly Elementary School in the heart of Midtown’s cultural district and is in need of “reading buddies” for students in grades K-3.  Experience is not necessary. If you like to read, you can help.  We are looking for volunteers for Tuesday or Thursday mornings.  For more information contact Margi Karp-Opperer at margikarpo@gmail.com.

Adult Education
:  Life long learning is practiced at Beth Ahm.  We assist and guide the congregation’s professional staff in developing unique and creative educational experiences for adults.  Our programs can be one-time learning experiences, short classes, or recurring learning.  Contact Rabbi Rubenstein at ravsteven@cbahm.org for more information.


Family Programming:  With the goal of helping families strengthen their Jewish identities and develop relationships with each other, we assist the professional staff in hosting fun and exciting family experiences.  Our programs are often an entry point into the congregation for guests.  They are also wonderful way for grandparents to share Jewish experiences with their grandchildren.  Contact Tova Schreiber at tschreiber@cbahm.org for more information.


Men’s Club:  Our focus is strengthening the connection between Jewish men and Jewish life. Through educational and social programs, we build brotherhood within our congregational community and strengthen our relationships with Jewish men around the world.  Contact Ron Jebwab at ron@lincorpborchert.com for more information.


Sisterhood:  We are committed to perpetuating Judaism in the home, synagogue, and community.  Through social, educational, and service events, members of all ages bond with each other and our congregation.  Contact Marni Foster at bahmsisterhood@gmail.com for more information.

 
Sat, November 17 2018 9 Kislev 5779