Volunteers are the heart and soul of our congregation! Congregation Shir Ami members volunteer their time and energy to help make Shir Ami the vibrant community that it is, and in return get to enjoy expanded opportunities to make new friends, feel more connected/involved, and to make a difference in our community.
Shir Ami congregational committee members are always working hard behind the scenes to take care of a wide variety of important Shir Ami matters. Current volunteer groups include:
Caring Circle – Kind and caring volunteers in this vital group help provide support to other Shir Ami congregants in times of life’s challenges such as illness, death, divorce, birth, etc. Specific activities include helping to secure a minyan for a memorial or shiva service, sending notes to members on the loss of a loved one, arranging for transportation for a member to attend services or other Shir Ami events, visiting or calling congregants post-hospitalization, etc. If you wish to be a Caring Circle volunteer, or are in need of some Caring Circle support yourself, please email CaringCircle@Shir-Ami.com.
Communications Committee – Technically skilled volunteers in this important group maintain and update the Shir Ami website, write/compile and send out our monthly newsletter ‘The Voice’, manage Shir Ami related information posted on external websites, sent out congregational communications/announcements, help maintain our Facebook page, and more.
High Holy Days Committee – This incredible volunteer group works with the Rabbi to plan and implement key high holy day related activities, such as the coordination of readers, the Rosh Hashanah luncheon, the Yom Kippur break the fast meal, high holy day reservations, and many other important details.
Membership Committee – Amazing volunteers in this central group engage in a wide variety of membership related activities, including awarding Mensch of the Month awards, creating new member certificates and welcome packets, making name badges for members/guests, planning group activities and social outings for members, creating and compiling data from member interest surveys, helping to maintain our Facebook page, following up with member prospects, updating the member directory, maintaining member contact lists, Evite contact lists, yarzheit lists, etc.
Passover Seder Committee – Dedicated volunteers on this key committee plan and coordinate the Passover Seder menu, food catering/cooking arrangements, table set-up details, items to purchase, building services contracts, reservation details, decorations, and more!
Purimspiel Committee – Creative volunteers on this fun committee work with the Rabbi to help implement the Purim play/storytelling theme, musical arrangements, dramatization details, etc.
Rituals Committee – Volunteers in this important group work closely with the Rabbi to provide input and collaborate on various Jewish ritual details, including Shabbat services, Bimah arrangements, Kiddush details, Shabbat crew responsibilities, items to include in the Bulletin, and more.