Projects

Your Help Makes Us Stronger

At Bet Ha’am, our sense of community and congregational strength is supported by everyone who helps out–whether that’s by baking cookies for an oneg (festive reception) after Friday Shabbat services or serving on our board. Together, we build a congregation represented by our wide array of skills, talents, interests, and time.

Participating in the community at whatever level and with whatever skill you have is a great way to get to know us better, and even to meet other members. We are eager to know what talents and skills you would like to share. 

Below, we list some of the projects that need help to keep us running strong. Some will take an afternoon, some are ongoing; some have an immediate deadline, others will allow you to work at your own pace. We’ve also included a box with the year’s committee reports. 

Please contact the office if you’d like to volunteer or serve on a committee.

If you would like help getting essential supplies, like groceries or medication, or if you would like a weekly phone call check-in, we are here! Please contact the office and we will match you with a volunteer.

We know that it is hard to ask for help! But it is also a mitzvah, as it gives our volunteer mitzvah corps something to do.

As we think ahead to the high holidays and the possibility that we will hold them online, we are looking for tech help to make services work. Please reach out to the office if you have skills to help us create all types of virtual experiences for our community.

The weekly email and bi-monthly Chadashot newsletter would be so much happier if they had a “look” of their own. If you are a designer and could help us a couple ideas and then some custom code to make it a reality, we’d be very grateful. This project would be mostly on your own time, though might include one or two phone (or in-person) meetings with our synagogue administrator.

Clynk” for Bet Ha’am. Let us know if you’d like a green Clynk bag with a Bet Ha’am sticker on it. We may be able to deliver it or mail it to you. Fill it with your recyclable bottles and cans, and drop it off at any Clynk center (often at Hannaford’s). Over the past years, we have received over $800 in Clynk donations–that sound makes us happy.

Do you shop Amazon? If you do, please sign up for Smile and choose Bet Ha’am (of course!) as your charity. Once you are signed up, each time you make an AMAZON purchase, a portion of the price will go to Bet Ha’am. Another way to give through Amazon is to follow our Wish List (“Bet Ha’am.”) Any books purchased from it will go right to our library. Having current books makes the library a great resource for our community and for people interested in learning more about Judaism.

We have all read the stories about how plastic recycling does not work well any more. But we would still like to reduce the amount of trash we have at Bet Ha’am. We would love someone to help us create better systems for sorting our trash–and maybe even create a way to compost our own garden trimmings and food scraps.

We have the dates for our 2020 blood drives, but we need help asking people to donate. The American Red Cross sends us all the materials; we just need someone to engage our congregants and hang the flyers. You don’t have to donate blood yourself or even be here for the drive.

We were pleased to present these committee reports at our annual meeting in June 2020.

 

Of course, you can always help out by donating. Below is our credit card donation form.

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