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Volunteering


“It is not what one says but rather what one does
that makes all the difference in the world.”
Pirkei Avot 1:17



Many of our volunteer activities are organized through the Tikkun Olam Committee, which was formed in 2005 to identify ways in which we, as a synagogue, can “lend a helping hand,” particularly through social-action projects that are intended to make life better for others in our community and beyond. Other activities are long-standing traditions formed and overseen by our Men’s Club, Women’s Auxiliary and countless dedicated temple members. Whether you participate one day a year, one day a month or one day a week, we hope you find something of interest in which you can become involved.



Sunday Lunch Program Sunday Lunch Program
For more than
25 years, temple volunteers have been preparing food for those in need
of a meal...
Mitzvah Day Mitzvah Day
This annual event provides temple members the opportunity to help “repair the world” by helping others...
Second Seder Second Seder
Our annual community seder is open to
elderly Jews from
local senior centers…
Thanksgiving Dinner Thanksgiving Dinner
Our annual dinner
the night before the holiday serves senior citizens and women and children from homeless and domestic-violence centers...
Ronald McDonald House Ronald McDonald House
Help provide a “home away from home” for families of young cancer patients undergoing treatment in New York City...
Special Collections Special Collections
Various collections are held throughout the year to help special organizations...
Project Prom Project Prom
In partnership with Central Synagogue
and Park Avenue Synagogue, we help high school girls prepare for prom
and graduation...
For the Troops For the Troops
Temple Emanu-El is proud to support our troops overseas...
Read Ahead Read Ahead
Volunteers who join “Read Ahead,’ read one-on-one with the same student at a local elementary school...
Stitch'n Time Stitch'n Time
Emanu-El’s knitting program meets monthly and serves several organizations and programs…
Readers Panel Readers Panel Members of the Readers Panel help officiate at the daily Sunset Worship Service, held Sunday through Thursday… Ushers/Tour Guides Ushers/Tour Guides
Greet your fellow congregants at services and welcome visitors to our beautiful sanctuary...
In Appreciation... In Appreciation...
Letters of appreciation from some of our Tikkun Olam partner organizations…
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