VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Help Syrian Refugees Find Jobs

Our congregation participates in a coalition to assist Syrian refugees.  One of our primary missions is to help them become self-sufficient.  Our Syrian families would benefit from gainful employment.  Do you know of a job opportunity?
 
The abilities of our Syrian job-seekers range from drivers to craftsmen to professionals with advanced degrees, and they are eager for work.  Possible jobs would be working in restaurants, factories, warehouses, limousine drivers, delivery drivers, etc.  For example, with the gracious help of one of our congregants, one of our refugees has started the process of applying for a job as a limousine driver.
 
All of the applicants are authorized to work in the United States.  The International Rescue Committee in Elizabeth will be banking the jobs and screening and interviewing all of the applicants.  
 
If you know of a position, please contact Naomi Gelfand, at  naomigelfand@gmail.com.
 
All possibilities are welcome.  The coalition and the IRC will coordinate the rest of the process.
 
Thank you for your consideration.

SHIP (Summit Helping Its People)

It might come as a surprise to some that there are people right here in Summit who experience food insecurity.  SHIP is an organized group of volunteers who come together to feed our neighbors who are hungry.  SHIP provides weekday breakfasts and lunches as well as a weekend fellowship dinner.  On the first Sunday of every month CBH partners with SHIP to provide that week’s fellowship dinner.  Members of our congregation buy food, cook, set up, serve and clean up.

While our SHIP volunteers span all age groups, this is a particularly great way to introduce kids to the idea that Tikkun Olam is not only about putting coins in the tzedakah can, but also about putting in time and effort.  Kids of all ages can help shop, prep, or cook and those in 5th grade or above can also help set up, serve, and clean up.   We all share in the work so no one has to do it all and you don’t have to sign up every month, only when you are able.  So cook with your family or friends and fulfill a mitzvah at the same time!   We have easy recipes to prepare for a crowd. And if you don’t cook you can offer to bring the bread!  It’s all good.  Want to sign up or find out more?  Contact Nancy Yacker at yacker57@cs.com.


 

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778