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You have made the commitment to be a member of Temple Bat Yam and we value your decision. We want your experience to be fulfilling on a variety of levels. Therefore we strongly encourage you to become involved. Numerous studies have shown that not only does volunteering help the community but the volunteer as well: measurable social, emotional and even health benefits have been found in volunteerism. Even more, parents who encourage their children to volunteer will create the groundwork for a lifetime commitment to helping others. We don’t expect you to devote hours of each day — but what about committing to a special project or giving an hour or two every month? Sometimes all we need is a pair of willing hands. Below are some of the volunteer opportunities we anticipate during the upcoming year. Note that many of the events listed below need more than one volunteer. Just call the office at (530) 542-1211 or email at info@tbytahoe.org for more information.

 

High Holy Days:  Erev Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah I, Rosh Hashanah II, Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur. Complete tasks from High Holiday Checklist, handle schedule of services, PR, assigning of Honors, assisting communication and partnership with Cantorial Soloist.

  • Lead Time: 4 months
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Month 1: 1 hour; Month 2: 2 to 3 hours; Month 3: 3 to 5 hours; Month 4-5: 5 to 7 hours
  • Chair to present and attend at Board meeting 2 months prior and provide report to Board 3 months prior

Sukkot: Erev Sukkot, Shabbat Sukkot. Schedule and plan events, PR, article for newspaper, BBQ (2 of them), building Sukkah, phone calls

  • Lead Time: 6 weeks
  • Weekly Time Commitment: 2 hours
  • Attend and report to Board month prior

Community Lighting: Lighting of Hanukah at Visitor’s Authority. Setup and breakdown, coordinate latke preparation and passing out at event.

  • Lead Time: 2 weeks
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Week 1: 1 hour; Week of: 5 hours
  • Attend and report to Board month prior

Hanukah: Shabbat Hanukah, Hanukah @ Shabbat School (Partnering with teachers/faculty). Schedule and plan events, PR, article for newspaper, games, food, candle sales, Hanukah “How to” packet for families

  • Lead Time: 10 weeks
  • Weekly Time Commitment: First 2 Weeks: 1 hour; 2  Months Out: 1 hour; 1 Month out: 2 hours
  • Attend and report to Board 2 months prior

Tu B’Shevat: Schedule and plan events, PR, shopping for Seder, Invitation to Community, Work with Rabbi on Tu B’Shevat Haggadah/Seder

  • Lead Time: 2 Months
  • Weekly Time Commitment: 2 Months Out: 1 hour; 1 Month out: 2 hours; 1 Week Out: 4 hours
  • Attend and report to Board month prior

Shabbat Shira & TBY Band: Special Shabbat service with TBY Band, other special Shabbats for TBY Band participation. Schedule and plan events, PR, band direction with Rabbi, culling music. Preference: Chair to be Musician/Vocalist.

  • Weekly Time Commitment for Year: 1 hour plus Rehearsal Time
  • Weekly Time Commitment for Shabbat Shira: Post High Holidays: 1 to 2 hours + Rehearsal: 2 Months Out: 2 hours; 1 Month out: 4 hours
  • Weekly Time Commitment: 4 to 2 Months Out: 1 to 2 hours; 1 Month Out: 1 hour + Purim Shpiel Rehearsals
  • TBY B
  • Lead Time: Year Round
  • and Schedule: Shabbat Shira, additionsl Shabbat, Interfaith Thanksgiving, Interfaith Picnic
  • Attend and report to Board meeting once per quarter prior to Shabbat Shira

Purim: Purim event, BBQ at Purim in the Powder, Purim Shpiel. PR, article for newspaper, BBQ planning, Purim Shpiel writing and/or acquisition, Purim Shpiel direction/production, shopping for BBQ

  • Lead Time: 4 Months
  • Weekly Time Commitment: 2 Months Out: 1 hour; 1 Month out: 2 hours; 1 Week Out: 4 hours
  • Attend and report to Board month prior

Passover: Passover Seder. PR, article for newspaper, internal flyer, communication with Harrah’s or Seder site, registration organization, kids creativity table at Seder, working with Rabbi to engage Seder parts/participants, set-up and cleanup at seder event

  • Lead Time: 4 Months
  • Weekly Time Commitment: 4 to 3 Months Out: 1 hour; 2 Months out: 2 to 3 hours; 2 to 4 Weeks out: 3 hours; Last 2 Weeks Out: 4 to 5 hours
  • Attend or report to Board 2 months prior

Israel Events: Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Yom HaZikaron, Yom HaShoah. PR, article for newspaper, internal flyer, engaging speaker(s), communicating with Sacramento Federation about participating in Heritage Festival, working with Rabbi on themes/activities and event details.

  • Lead Time: 3 Months
  • Weekly Time Commitment: 3 Months Out: 1 hour; 2 Months out: 1 to 2 hours; 2 to 4 weeks Out: 1 to 2 hours, Last 2 Weeks Out: 2 to 3 hours
  • Attend and report to Board month prior

TBY & Adventure Rabbi Partnership: On-going program, Shabbat on Snow, Shabbat Hikes, Retreat programming. PR, 2 articles per year in newspaper, representing AR & TBY partnership to the Board and Congregation, participation and leadership at Partnership events, planning retreat programming with Rabbi

  • Lead Time: On-going throughout the year
  • Weekly Time Commitment: Year Round 1 hour; Leading up to Programs/Events: 3 to 4 hours; At Events: Based on commitment from TBY community
  • Attend or report to Board 2 at least once per quarter

Team TBY: Riding Chai, Purim in the Powder. PR, participant engagement, fundraising, organization of active part of the events, internal flyer and materials, communication with participants of Team TBY

  • Lead Time: 3 Months for each Event
  • Weekly Time Commitment: 3 Months Out: <1 hour; 2 Months out: 1 hour; 2 to 4 Weeks out: 3 hours; Last 2 Weeks Out: 5 hours; At Event: Full participation and leadership
  • Attend or report to Board month prior

Prefer to work at home? No problem  (as needed). Sometimes we need assistance with phone calls, brochures to be folded, mailings to be stuffed, proof-reading and more that can be done in the comfort of your home… even in your pajamas!

Major fundraisers.  It’s hard to say how much time you can spend on these very important events. You might only spend a couple hours one afternoon mailing out invitations or setting up for the “big night.” Or you might want to put in more time to make sure these very important and necessary fundraisers reach their goals to support TBY.

Open to help when needed.  If you want to be contacted when we need help but do not want to be tied to any of the categories above, select this category.

 

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