About Volunteer Opportunities at Emanu-El
Many of our volunteer activities are organized through the , 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. Our Tikkun Olam mitzvahs are generously funded by the Philanthropic Committee.
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.
Don’t forget to join us for our regular events: Sunday Lunch Program, Ronald McDonald House, Stitch’n Time, Readers Panel, and Ushering– click on event titles to the left to learn more.
Homebound Delivery and Second Seder
April 5 and 9, 2020
Second Seder for the Elderly is one of the longest running community-service programs offered by Temple Emanu-El. It is staffed by dedicated congregants who volunteer their time to help make this evening possible. Prior to Passover, temple members volunteer to pack bags filled with Passover foods for delivery to homebound seniors.
April 21st – 23rd, 2020
Once again, Temple Emanu-El will help more than 250 low-income New York City high school seniors to shine at their spring proms. In partnership with Park Avenue Synagogue, we will provide a “boutique” shopping experience, aimed at providing these young women with free prom ensembles.