Temple Beth El of Boca Raton seeks to engage our congregants in Jewish life – not just as participants but as part of the fabric of our community. Through a myriad of options for involvement, we build enjoyable, meaningful, and long-lasting relationships with each other, with the clergy and with the community around us.
We are proud to be a member of Big Tent Judaism, and welcome all families however they are constructed including single parents, interfaith households, and LGBTQ families.
View upcoming social action events or choose from Temple volunteer opportunities below. Volunteer opportunities are for Temple Beth El members only.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Administrative Assistance: Help Temple Beth El with phone calls, preparing mailings and other administrative work as needed.
- Bikkur Cholim / Visiting the Sick: Provide extra caring and support to Temple members who are ill or elderly.
- Brotherhood: Plan upcoming events/programs and provide insight by attending monthly meetings (open to all Brotherhood members), assist in running events, or even usher on Friday night at Shabbat Services.
- Caring Kitchen Christmas Gifts and Dinner: Prepare and serve Christmas dinner at The Caring Kitchen for those who are hungry and have no place to go.
- Chaverim Team: Join the team of volunteers to call the entire congregation twice a year just to say hello, how are you, and Happy Rosh Hashanah or Happy Passover.
- Crisis Response: Help support disaster victims when unexpected crises arise.
- Early Learning Center: Volunteer as a Tot Shabbat Greeter, assist in setting up and running events like Family Fun Day and Grandparent’s Day, read to a class and more.
- Family Promise: Assist homeless families getting back on their feet.
- Giving Tree
- “Quiet Giving”: Provide basic necessities including furniture, house wares, clothing, diapers, school uniforms, shoes, socks, underwear and more to families and children in need.
- “Sweet Dreams”: Provide new beds, bunk beds, cribs, toddler beds to youth who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor or in an unsafe, unsanitary environment.
- “The Giving Tree-Holiday Gift” Program: Provide specific necessities as holiday gifts to approximately 2,000 needy local children and seniors yearly.
- Knit and Knosh: Knit and crochet healing blankets that our clergy take to congregants in the hospital and/or create a felt animal from a kit to be distributed to children in the hospital and other community programs. Donations of yarn are also welcome.
- Membership & Engagement Committee: Join the committee, attend monthly meetings and assist with special events like New Member Meet & Greet or Chai Shabbat.
- Pearl City Easter Dinner: Donate or participate in an annual Easter Dinner with the Wayne Barton Center.
- Reading Buddies, Study Buddies & Homework Helpers: Participate in any of these three different programs as volunteers to help tutor or read with children.
- Shabbat Greeters: Stand at the door to our synagogue before Friday night Shabbat Services to welcome all who attend.
- Shared Care: Help provide respite to caregivers of frail and elderly individuals.
- Shiva Minyan: Help to lead a Shiva Minyan, where mourners can say Kaddish in memory of their loved one.
- Sisterhood: Donate your time in the Judaica Gift Shop, help plan and run events, join a committee or make calls.
- TBE Team Walks: Get involved in walks supported by our members (The American Heart Association Walk, The Light the Night Walk for Leukemia & Lymphoma, The Walk for Life for The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, The Florida Brain Cancer 5K for Brain Cancer Research, Great Strides Walk for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and more).
- Ushering: Greet, answer questions, offer assistance and pass out materials to those attending our special events, High Holy Days and other worship services.