At Etz Chayim, we enourage members to become a member of the community by participating and volunteering. We have no cantor, so members sing, lead services and read Torah. Many congregants learn to read Torah as an adult and then enjoy reading at a Saturday morning service. Members can also participate by sponsoring an Oneg and editing Torah commentaries for the Bar/t Mitzvah.Members also volunteer to be on the board, chair and be members of committees and social groups.
The Mitzvah Chavurah reaches out to fellow congregants who need assistance. The Mitzvah Chavurah provides support by bringing meals, running errands, organizing a Shiva minyan, providing rides, and helping out in whatever way they can. Chairs: Liz Shane and Sue Weber
Attend or Lead Services – your participation is important, whether you attend services or take the next step to become a lay leader. You can add your own flair and intention to how we sing and pray. We hold services every Shabbat at 7:30 pm on Friday and 10:00 am on Saturday.
Contact: Rabbi Chaim Koritzinsky
Read Torah During Services – Even if you haven’t chanted Torah trope since your own Bar or Bat Mitzvah – if ever – you can learn to do so. It can be done either in the traditional Hebrew or in English to the same trope. Consider giving it a try! Contact: Becky Epstein or Jonathan Salzedo
Attend Torah Study held every Saturday morning at 9:00. No Hebrew or Torah background necessary. Just drop in. Contact: Rabbi Chaim Koritzinsky
Volunteer to be a Greeter at Services and Events. Contact: Gail Slocum
Sponsor an Oneg --Sign up on our website to provide refreshments after services (www.etzchayim.org ® Participate ® Sponsor Oneg/Service Host Sign-up). You can, also, sign up to sponsor an oneg by e-mailing the office. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuff Envelopes or volunteer to help with other office needs at Etz Contact: Ellen Bob
Create Bulletin Board displays. Contact: Ellen Bob
Participate in Mitzvah Days or other Tikkun Olam activities. Contact: Jeremy Siegel or Mark Lee