Tikkun Olam and volunteerism are a driving force behind Havurah. Our B’nei Mitzvah students are asked to complete a Mitzvah Project as part of their preparations and we, as a community, strive to connect our events and programs to the values of Tikkun Olam and social action whenever possible.

We always need volunteers to help organize, to share ideas and initiate programs to help us make improvements and strengthen relationships in our own community and beyond. We cannot do this without dedicated volunteers!

Our Tikkun Olam committee members are always looking for help:

Lois Kraus    Marita Schine     Jane Steele

There are many ways to lend a hand:

  • Programming logistics (set up chairs and tables or direct traffic in the driveway)
  • Drive an elderly/disabled member to and from services or programs
  • Help serve Community Lunches or bake for the Community Supper
  • Volunteer time to one of our numerous Havurah projects
  • Help out with Hebrew School (chaperone a “field trip”, or give extra help to a struggling student)
  • Assist in building the Sukkah or decorating the social hall for the Purim Carnival
  • These are just a few examples! The possibilities are endless and the help is not only welcomed and appreciated but vital to supporting Havurah as a vibrant Jewish lay-led community in rural Vermont.


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