More than anything, Beth El is a community thriving with programs, activities and opportunities to get involved with Jewish life and to care for and embrace our community. Our adult congregants are active in Men’s Club and Sisterhood. Our young people join together to celebrate their Jewish identity through the BETY (Beth El Temple Youth) program, and to sing with Rinat Beth El Choir. Those among us suffering from illness or family trauma are supported by a Caring Community with meals, rides and other forms of assistance. Our Social Action group endeavors towards Tikkun Olam with many opportunities to better the community around us and the world we live in. Our music committee organizes wonderful concerts and guest artists for our worship services. Several congregants bring instruments and the songs in their hearts to enrich several Shabbat evening services throughout the year in our Shabbat Unplugged Band. Many of our families form strong bonds together in our Chavurah program. Opportunities to get involved and connect are right at your fingertips here at Temple Beth El.
Here are a few ways to volunteer your time and skills:
- To volunteer on an as needed basis in the Temple office or to help set up Shabbat dinners and other events, please email the office and let us know you are interested, or call 201-768-5112.
- You can share your technology skills by serving on our technology support team. We need good techies to serve on this team, in an as-needed and as available basis. If you are interested please email Jeff Silver.
- You can perform the mitzvah of making shiva by serving on the ritual committee shiva minyan group. Please mail Marty Kasdan if you are interested.
To get involved in one of our temple committees, click on the link to email the chairperson.
Adult Education Develop programs for adults in all aspects of Jewish life.
Caring Community Provide meals, friendly calls, visits and other member-to-member support.
Chavurah Establish and cultivate common interest/social groups within our membership.
College Students Send care packages to member students for Hanukkah and Passover.
Communications Manage overall temple communications within and outside the organization.
Education Oversee Religious School curriculum, policies and activities.
Finance Prepare annual congregational budget; review financial reports.
Fundraising Organize social programs to supplement Temple revenue.
House Manage the building and property of the Congregation.
Israel Develop activities and programs that will support the state of Israel.
Leadership Continuity Identify and develop future temple leaders.
Library Maintain, update and encourage the use of our library collection.
Membership Attract and integrate new and prospective members; retain existing members.
Music Develop programs that enrich the music of the Congregation.
Outreach Encourage the practice of Reform Judaism by Jews, non-Jewish spouses and other non-Jews and encourage their inclusion in our Congregation.
Publicity Placement of ads and general Public Relations work.
Ritual Evaluates and suggests worship and ritual practices in cooperation with Clergy.
Social Action Inquire about and get involved with communal activities and issues.
Youth Advise and support the youth group in developing social programs that will engage the youth of our Congregation.
Or fill out our volunteer form, visit membership or visit our program pages to get involved.