Get Involved in Jewish Gateways
Jewish Gateways is a growing and thriving organization! Participants are seeking more ways to share abilities and strengthen connections. In light of this, we are developing several programs:
1. More Shabbat and havdalah dinners in Berkeley, Oakland and, Contra Costa County locations, as well as more kid-friendly Shabbat dinners. Havdalah is a brief, beautiful ritual done on Saturday evening to mark the end of one week and welcome the next. Please contact Laurie if you might be interested in hosting, which takes very little effort, or otherwise participating!
2. We are forming a Chesed (kindness) group which will offer meals and visits to community members in times of need. Let us know if you'd like to learn more or might be interested in participating.
3. Two Women's "Rosh Chodesh" Circles (women’s groups) are starting soon. Rosh Chodesh is a monthly Jewish holiday on which it has been traditional for women to gather to share meaningful conversation and activities. One circle will focus in part on child-rearing, the other will focus on other topics. Email Laurie if you would like to learn more or might be interested in joining!
Looking for something else? Fill out a brief survey about ideas for new activities, or contact Laurie. She'll be glad to hear from you.
Volunteering is a good way to make a difference while connecting with others in our diverse and friendly community. We need your help with a variety of tasks and projects. Please contact us so we can help you find opportunities that fit your schedule, interests, and skills.
Have a skill you think could help Jewish Gateways thrive, such as graphic design, social media, or proposal writing? Let us know and we'll find the right fit for you!