There are several ways to volunteer and share your expertise at Beth Ahm. Our volunteers provide an invaluable service to the congregation and receive personal reward and satisfaction from the mitzvah of sharing their time.
Below is a sampling of volunteer opportunities. For more information or to volunteer, contact the identified coordinator. Also visit the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, and committee pages for additional volunteer and participation opportunities. Thanks in advance for your good work!
Shabbat and Holiday Greeters
Beth Ahm’s culture is highlighted by the reception people receive when entering the building. Greeters welcome both members and guests on Shabbat morning and on holidays. Located by the sanctuary doors, they welcome, answer basic questions, and help people find their way in the building. The time commitment is 2 hours and greeters can volunteer on a regular basis or be a substitute. This mitzvah is one that will put a smile on your face and those entering Beth Ahm. For more information, contact Manny Kalef at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 757-2559.
Yad Ezra Deliveries
Throughout the year, Beth Ahm volunteers assist Yad Ezra by delivering food packages. Deliveries are on Sunday morning. Two person teams travel throughout the area delivering food packages to those who are housebound. The time commitment is approximately 2 hours and this is a great mitzvah opportunity for children with their parents and/or grandparents. For more information, contact Todd Stearn at email@example.com or (248) 762-3194. The next delivery date is August 20, 2017.
The Shabbat experience does not end when services end. Each week volunteers provide lunch so that we can talk, laugh, and build relationships with each other after morning services. Volunteers are needed for 1 hour on Friday morning to cut fruit and make salads. Help is also needed on Shabbat for 1 hour to serve and clean-up. You can volunteer on the frequency and days that are best for you. For more information, contact Beth Nadis at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 798-7208.
Hesed (Caring) Team
It is nice to know that someone cares. Hesed volunteers help care for our community by visiting those who are ill, delivering a meal, providing transportation, and most importantly, being a friend. Serving as a Hesed volunteer is a mitzvah that rewards you and the person you are helping. The time commitment is up to you. For more information, contact Nancy Kaplan at email@example.com or (248) 737-1931.
Morning and night, Beth Ahm hosts a minyan. Some of the participants are regulars and some are there to say Kaddish for a loved one. Participation is critical. Without 10 people, the minyan cannot fulfill its purpose. The commitment and frequency is up to you. You can commit to one minyan a month, once a week, or be a substitute. For more information, contact Rick Emmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 660-4071. No prior minyan experience is needed and all levels of Hebrew and Judaic knowledge are welcome.
If you have free time and want to make a difference in the life of a child, join Beth Ahm’s Reading Team. Experience is not needed. If you like to read, you can help. Volunteers are needed on Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 10:00am to11:30am at Golightly Elementary School. To become a reading buddie for a child in grades K-3, contact Margi Karp Opperer at 248-932-3046 or email@example.com