There are many ways to get involved at and through Kolot, and we honor the range and variety of the talents and experiences our members bring to the community.
For starters, learn about the benefits of membership at Kolot Chayeinu, and consider strengthening our community by becoming a member!
Ideally at each each service, two volunteers help with set up, greet everyone who comes, and help put things away after. It's a great way to meet Kolot's worship community. For more information or to shamas at Shabbat morning services, contact Kathy August. To speak with someone about shamasing at Friday night services, contact Cantor Segal. Opportunities also exist to shamas at Shabbat Sheli, Kolot's monthly interactive Shabbat service for families with young children. For more information, contact Cantor Segal.
Donate a Shabbat morning breakfast. Bring your contribution to services by 9:30 a.m. and help with set up. For more information or to volunteer, contact Damon Halperin.
Participating in Services:
Contact Rabbi Lippmann if you would like to write and present a D'var Torah at Shabbat morning services. Write a brief commentary on the week's Torah portion or another theme. Help is available for those new to this process. We are always looking for people who can read or chant Torah for Shabbat and holiday services. If you would like to participate along these lines, contact Rabbi Lippmann. We also welcome volunteers who would like to sing or play an instrument during Shabbat or holiday services. If you know the liturgy or would like to learn it, contact Cantor Segal.
Kolot Committees and Working Groups:
Eitz-Kehilah/Social Justice: Help deepen Kolot's involvement in social justice issues. Contact Chairs Susan Hamovitch or Raul Rothblatt. Kolot's Social Justice Group communicates primarily through a designated Facebook page.
Gemilut Chasadim/Acts of Loving Kindness: Help support Kolot members at times of need, including birth, death, illness, loss, or joy. Contact Cantor Segal.
Multiracial Families Network: Connect with other multiracial families at Kolot for events and holidays. Contact Franny Silverman.
Membership: Help to recruit, welcome, and connect with both current and new members throughout the year. Contact Deborah Steinberg.
Tachlis/Administration: Help us keep things running smoothly! Help to sign people into meetings, do large mailings, make phone calls, organize our office and storage room, and more. Contact Executive Director Sherri Levine.
Education Committee: Help support the CLP program. Contact Director of Youth Education Franny Silverman.
CLP Children's Lending Library: Sit with the library cart before or after family services and programming and help children check-out library items. Contact Director of Youth Education Franny Silverman.
Other: If you have skills you'd like to contribute that don't seem to have an obvious match with the above, contact Rabbi Lippmann.