There are many ways to get involved at and through Kolot, and we honor the range and variety of the talents and experiences our members bring to the community.
For starters, learn about the benefits of membership at Kolot Chayeinu, and consider strengthening our community by becoming a member!
Queer & Trans Working Group: Contact Director of Learning and Action Franny Silverman.
Race Working Group: Leading us to embrace anti-racism as a core mission of our Kolot Chayeinu community, the RWG provides opportunities for external learning and internal questioning. Contact Director of Learning and Action Franny Silverman.
Israel/Palestine Working Group: Join this nascent group of Kolot members who span the spectrum of views on Israel/Palestine to commit to focused and long-term thinking around how Kolot intersects as a congregation with issues of Israel/Palestine. Contact Director of Learning and Action Franny Silverman.
Eitz-Kehilah/Social Justice Committee: Help deepen Kolot's involvement in social justice issues. Contact Chairs Susan Hamovitch or Raul Rothblatt. Kolot's Social Justice Committee communicates primarily through a designated Facebook page.
Gemilut Chasadim/Acts of Loving Kindness: Help support Kolot members at times of need, including birth, death, illness, loss, or joy. Contact Cantor Segal.
Multiracial Families Network: Connect with other multiracial families at Kolot for events and holidays. Contact Director of Learning and Action Franny Silverman.
Shamas: Ideally at each each service, two volunteers help with set up, greet everyone who comes, and help put things away after. It's a great way to meet Kolot's worship community. For more information or to shamas at Shabbat morning services, contact Kathy August. To talk about shamasing at Friday night services, or at Shabbat Sheli, Kolot's monthly interactive service for families with young children, contact Cantor Segal.
Breakfast: Donate a Shabbat morning breakfast! Bring your contribution to services by 9:30am and help with set up. For more information or to volunteer, contact Damon Halperin.
Participating in Services: Contact Rabbi Lippmann if you would like to write and present a D'var Torah, a brief commentary on the week's Torah portion or another theme, at Shabbat morning services. Help is available for those new to this process. We are always looking for people who can read or chant Torah for Shabbat and holiday services. We also welcome volunteers who would like to sing or play an instrument during Shabbat or holiday services. If you know the liturgy or would like to learn it, contact Cantor Segal.
Membership & Administration
Education Committee: Support the Children's Learning Program. Contact Ed Committee co-chairs Ellen Honigstock and Andrea Greenblatt at KolotEdCommittee@gmail.com.
Membership Committee: Help to recruit, welcome, and connect with both current and new members throughout the year. This is especially important in Kolot Chayeinu's current time of transition. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tachlis/Administration: Help us keep things running smoothly! Sign people into meetings, do large mailings, make phone calls, organize our office and storage room, and more. Contact Executive Director Sherri Levine.
Other: If you have skills you'd like to contribute that don't seem to have an obvious match with the above, contact Rabbi Lippmann.