Children no longer in Religious School? Recently widowed or divorced or otherwise wondering if you still fit in at Temple Israel? The short answer is ‘Yes.’
If you’re having second thoughts about maintaining your Temple Israel membership, it’s time to consider the many ways for you to remain involved. Our community values the time, talents, energy and experience of all its members. Here are some suggestions for volunteering, whether you have countless hours to give each week, or can only be available sporadically, and for other avenues we offer to enrich your Jewish identity and nurture your continuing connection to Temple Israel.
You’ll find more information on many of these areas right here on our website, however, I invite you to get in touch with me directly so that I may help you find your special niche at Temple Israel.
Tikkun Olam – From feeding the hungry to cleaning up local riverbeds, find out more about how you can help make Ridgewood and our Bergen County community a better place to live .
Tech Support – Calling all techies, the Temple can always use your skill in maintaining our lines of communication.
Chesed – Help take care of those in our community facing special challenges, both emergencies and longer-term, from providing rides to doctors’ appointments to delivering meals to the homebound.
Adult Education – See our broad course offerings for this year! Join us this summer on our communal trip to Israel. Find all the details on the Adult Education page.
Music – Do you sing? Love music? Investigate joining our active choir or participating in some other way in our growing music program that includes Open Mics, concert series and a rockin’ garage band, “The Macabeats.”
Sisterhood/Brandeis Men’s Club – Help plan and attend events, join the Book Club, assist in the Temple Gift Shop… opportunities for social connection and learning are limitless.
Ritual and Sprituality – Learn how to chant Torah and Haftarah; be one of our Torah “drashers,” at our monthly “Nosh ‘n Drash,” giving your perspective on the week’s Torah portion; or enrich your experience at religious services by coming early on Shabbat morning for Rabbi Fine’s insightful Mishnah lesson.
Sports – Whether you ski, play softball, or are strictly an armchair athlete, we’ve got the right team for you.
And Remember, Don’t be a Stranger! Temple Israel Needs Your Continued Membership