Lend a Hand

Experience the pleasure that comes from working with other congregants on behalf of your congregation.  We have on-going opportunities and others of limited duration. Below is a list of the current volunteer needs.  But please check this page often as the opportunities will change.

Let us know how you’d like to lend a hand by e-mailing office@sholom.net.

High Holy Day Usher:  The responsibility of Temple Sholom’s ushers are to greet congregants and guests, answer their questions and assist the clergy by maintaining the solemnity of the service. Ushers accomplish this by welcoming worshippers, controlling traffic into and out of the sanctuary, distributing prayer books, hearing augmentation devices, large print prayer books, and by assisting those needing special seating arrangements. Ushers also provide information regarding comfort stations, exits, child care and youth programs. Ushers are provided with a manual containing basic information about their duties.  Usually, ushers serve during one of the many High Holy Day services.

Erev Shabbat Greeter:  Greeters’ responsibilities are to welcome worshippers to our Friday evening services, distribute our Shabbat Sholom flyer and any other materials needed for the service and to assist them in obtaining hearing augmentation devices or large print prayer books if needed.  Greeters can volunteer for one or more services throughout the year.

Challah Haulers:  Deliver challah on occasion to a new member or family on a Friday for Shabbat.  A wonderful way to meet others and do a little good work for the temple. Contact our Membership committee.

Be a Buddy:  Remember how you needed a buddy to go into the water at camp?  It can work on land as well and we are eager to create this concept for new members and families.  Volunteer to be a buddy to a new member.  Be the person they can turn to for all things Temple Sholom:  questions, car pools, attending services and events, religious school homework dilemmas, etc.  Meet new members with similar interests and delight in supporting a temple member in “maneuvering the waters.”