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A Celebration Honoring BJ Volunteers

Saturday, March 25 | During Shabbat Services and at the Community Kiddush | 86th Street Sanctuary
“All whose hearts were stirred and whose spirits were moved came and brought their sacred offerings to the Divine…” -Shemot/Exodus 35:21

The Torah teaches that the Mishkan (the sacred dwelling place of the Divine presence during the 40 years of wandering) could not have been built without the unique gifts and contributions of all those whose hearts and souls moved them to give.

The story of the Israelites is a model for what we know to be true in our time: our sacred B’nai Jeshurun community–where we nourish our souls, build our spiritual lives, and live out the values of justice and peace–exists only through the efforts of hundreds of volunteers.

On Saturday morning, we will read Parshat Vayakel, the Torah portion that describes the generosity of spirit and skill among the Israelite people. During services we will celebrate our volunteers and lay leaders with a special ceremony, after which we invite you to join us for kiddush, where will be honoring all those who give of themselves to make this community possible.