We create kehillah not only by performing acts of tikkun olam (repairing the world) but also through our commitment to providing a caring and welcoming atmosphere. Over one thousand BJ members volunteer every year using talents ranging from cooking meals to leading shiva minyanim, from strategic planning to visiting the sick. Our community is built on the involvement of these active volunteers and are a source of great pride. Members and non-members have an open invitation to support our community by volunteering.

Volunteering creates intimacy and builds friendships: it is the secret to making this large community feel like a tight-knit family.

Volunteer Committees and Programs

NEW!  Sign up to be a Volunteer at Large. Want to help, but don’t know where to start?  Join a team of volunteers willing to lend a hand wherever it’s needed.  Help put away siddurim after services, greet a new member, or volunteer in the BJ office.

Tzedek – Social Action/Social Justice

Our tradition demands that each of us work to eliminate the occurrence and effects of poverty, to speak out against injustice, and to shape a more caring and just society and a more peaceful world. Social Action/Social Justice programs include working with the homeless, the hungry, and the disadvantaged in New York City.

Please contact Larissa Wohl (x272) to get involved with BJ’s Tzedek work.

Creating a Sacred Space
  • Welcome and greet at Kabbalat Shabbat, Saturday morning, or holiday services
  • Welcome and greet at Saturday morning Kiddush
  • Help put away our sacred ritual objects after services
  • Welcome guests and those new to our community at services
  • Help set up BJ’s weekly community Kiddush after Shabbat morning services

Please contact Rabbi Shuli Passow (x275) to help BJ create a sacred space.


Please contact Billie Distefano (x264) to get involved with Hesed opportunities at BJ.

Supporting the Community
  • Welcome someone new in the community by having coffee
  • Solicit Kol Nidre pledges
  • Work on the spring fundraising event
  • Host a Shabbat dinner or lunch

Please contact Rabbi Shuli Passow (x275) to find out how you can support the BJ community.