Want to become more involved with Jewish Gateways' warm and diverse community? We always need volunteers with these skills:
Technical know-how for Zoom and other online apps and platforms
Proficiency with social media
Helping at events in a variety of ways
Contact Laurie if you have any of these, another skill you want to share, or just want to explore ways you might want to participate in our community!
Thank you to our volunteers! Here are some of the ways you make a difference at Jewish Gateways:
While the pandemic kept us physically apart longer than expected, it certainly strengthened our sense of community. There are so many volunteers to recognize for their contributions to Jewish Gateways during this time.
Groups, groups, groups!
Thanks to our ongoing group leaders: Catherine Warren (Salon, Pandemic Support, Second Generation Children of Holocaust Survivors); Sandy Warren (Coffee and Conversation); Lyn Fine and Adrianne Bank (Racial Justice); Connie Jackowitz (Caring Community); and Lex Schrader (Rosh Chodesh) developed and maintained active community groups during the pandemic, which takes a lot of preparation, organization, and generosity of spirit.
Yasher koach (great job) to our music crew, Joel Siegel, Scott Williams, Cheryl and Dave Cleary, and Sarah Williams. Some of them lead music at our weekly Shabbat gatherings, others prerecorded music for online events. Hearing your lovely voices, both alone and together, is a balm for the spirit in these times!
Thanks to Dave Green, Joel Siegel, Jim Kirkpatrick, Jess Kirkpatrick, and Susan Schulman for providing tech support at all kinds of online events and meetings. We’d be lost without you, and you’ve found many of us who were!
Equity and Belonging
Ginny Browne, a Jewish Gateways parent, has lent her invaluable expertise to our initiative, supported by a Federation grant, to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging in our Growing Together family program.
I hope we are at the beginning of a return to more in-person living! Continue to stay safe and let’s hope we can soon be together again in person more often.
for the Community Involvement Team