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Sign up here to volunteer at CBI

CBI is a thriving community that offers a robust variety of programs and services.  We invite you to be part of the work we do to repair the world and to build community. Whether you can offer one day per year, or several hours per week, we are so grateful for your commitment to the growth and vibrancy of our synagogue community.

Help prepare kiddush: Join us in the CBI kitchen to prepare kiddush lunch for the community.

Be a greeter at services: Welcome congregants as they arrive at shul on Shabbat.

Setup and cleanup at events: Help with chairs, tables, food, and sound equipment at events and services.

Welcome new members: Deliver welcome bags and plan new member gatherings as part of the membership committee.  

Offer care: Add your name to the list of volunteers who provide care to our community. See the Chesed Committee information below.

Visit those in need: See the Bikkur Holim information below. 

Invite community members to your holiday or Shabbat table: If you have an extra place at your gathering  for a member who is alone, please let us know. This includes Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Thanksgiving.

Bikkur Holim Committee
Bikkur Holim is the Jewish tradition of providing comfort and support to people who are ill.  Opportunities are available to make short monthly visits to Jewish patients at Cooley Dickinson Hospital or to CBI Seniors who would welcome a short visit. Contact Norbert Goldfield or Ellen Gertzog - Co-Chairs

Chesed Committee
This committee focuses on helping others in our community, such as the elderly, those who have suffered a loss, those suffering from illness, or those who are homebound, isolated and/or otherwise in distress. Our committee is looking for volunteers. There are many ways you can help including:
1) Make a simple phone call to check in with someone who is not well;
2) Offer a short drive to an appointment;
3) Run an errand such as picking up some groceries; 4) Make a warm, home-cooked meal;
5) Support a family as they prepare for shiva.   
Contact Susan Mosler or Maxine Stein - Co-Chairs



צדק צדק תרדוף 

(Justice, Justice, Shall You Pursue)

Deuteronomy 16:20

Tikkun Olam

Our Tikkun Olam Committee helps to lead our community in intensive engagement in the work of repairing the world. The full committee meets bi-monthly and then conducts its work largely organized by teams focused on priority issues.  New teams can form around these priority issues at any time, with any small group of interested members. Our priority issue areas include:

Climate Change
Criminal Justice Reform
Economic Justice
Food Justice
Health Care Access
Immigration and Refugee Rights
Protecting Democracy

Check out the Tikkun Olam page for more info and how to join!

Sign Up for CBI Tikkun Olam Action Alerts
Click on the link below to join our Jewish social justice action network. Each email alert outlines specific actions you can take to advance our priority issues, all grounded in our pursuit of social justice. 


Mon, May 27 2024 19 Iyyar 5784