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Why get involved?

Volunteering to get involved in the community is a win-win process. Not only do you get to make new and life-long friends among your fellow-members, but you also get the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference, either from helping people who may need your support or simply contributing to the smooth running of our community.

No qualifications needed, just a willingness to get involved.

We are a relatively small community, which means that we don’t employ professional staff to make things happen – like organising events or preparing kiddush or security rotas, for instance. So all those tasks are down to volunteers.
The upshot? Our volunteers are much valued and much cherished.

Could you be among them?

However much or how little time you can spare, whether you are young and active, or more mature with much life experience to draw on, your contribution will be welcomed with open arms. If you have a special skill or interest that you can share, even better. You will find it truly rewarding.

You can volunteer to help with any of the activities listed below, or approach us with your own idea! For more information, e-mail the contact indicated.

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Volunteering Opportunities

Community Care

Join our Community Care team, initiating and maintaining contact with shul members who need help and support. care@stalbanssynagogue.org.uk

Social Committee

Join our team in planning and organising social events, festival celebrations, adult education evenings and extra-special kiddushim. info@stalbanssynaggue.org.uk

Kiddush Rota

Help set up our delicious weekly Shabbat kiddushim. chair@stalbanssynagogue.org.uk

Security Rota

Help ensure the safety of our community members during services on Shabbat and festivals and other weekday activities. info@stalbanssynagogue.org.uk

School Visits

An increasing number of groups of schoolchildren are visiting our Shul to find out more about Judaism as part of their RE curriculum. Help guide them on their tour of the shul and explain our religion to them in an easily understandable fashion. info@stalbanssynagogue.org.uk

Mitzvah Day

Help devise and implement programmes for our annual Mitzvah Day activities, including our regular visits to the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre In Hendon. info@stalbanssynaggue.org.uk

Holocaust Memorial Day

Every three years, we host St Albans’ annual civic HMD ceremony, attended by the Mayor and other local VIPs. Help devise and implement programmes for this very special occasion. info@stalbanssynaggue.org.uk

“Reflections” magazine

Help with the production of “Reflections”, our highly-regarded twice-yearly glossy printed magazine, EITHER in sourcing or writing interesting articles, reports and photographs OR contacting and following-up new and existing advertisers to secure ads that will help defray the costs of publication. vicechair@stalbanssynagogue.org.uk

Donate

If you’d like to make a donation to the Synagogue, please contact us.