Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

TAE offers many volunteer opportunities. The rewards of involvement through volunteering speak for themselves. In addition to meeting new people and making new friends, your efforts help TAE be all that it can be. Whether you are looking to join a committee, volunteer in the office, reach out to others in our TAE community during their times of need or participate in acts of Tikkun Olam (healing the world), there is a place for you at TAE.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at TAE contact us in whatever way is best for you.

    • Pick up the phone and call the temple office at 805-497-7101.
    • Email a committee chair or board member listed below or on this list.

Committees and Volunteer Opportunities

Religious Practices Committee

Do you have any ideas about our religious services and observance that you would like to share with our clergy? All aspects of the temple’s religious life are discussed, planned, and coordinated in conjunction with the Rabbi and Cantor. The goal is to effectively represent a cross-section of the TAE community and ensure that the congregation’s spiritual needs are met.   Contact Religious Practices Committee Chair

Development Committee

Supporting and sustaining our temple financially is the goal of this committee. Our endowment and estate planning programs help ensure the long-term survival of TAE. Other fundraisers add needed dollars to the budget, as well as contribute to the upkeep of our property. Creative ideas and people power are essential to coordinating and maintaining these programs.  Contact Development Committee Chair

Membership Committee

As a participant on the TAE Membership Committee, your time, talent and ideas go a long way. You can be part of a working committee that engages new and existing members of TAE to be part of our family, serve as an ambassador to new members, or help out at a Membership event. No matter how you help, you’ll make a big difference as you work with others to create a feeling of connectedness among our temple community. Along the way you’ll feel more connected and you’ll meet some great people! Do something good and join us on the Membership Committee.    Contact Membership Committee Chair

Havurah Committee

The Havurah Committee needs you! The goal of this committee is to enable every family at TAE to share and experience life cycle events and Jewish traditions while making new friendships. Our committee matches people with similar interests to help start new Havurot and maintains contact with existing groups.    Contact Havurah Committee Chair

Yad B’Yad Caring Community

The Caring Community is comprised of members who want to fulfill the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim – whether its visiting the sick, delivering a meal, leading a shiva minyan or helping to commemorate the first yahrzeit of a loved one by providing a candle and a prayer. These are just some examples of how this committee serves the community.    Contact Yad B’Yad Committee Chair

Outreach Committee

The goal of the Outreach Committee is to welcome interfaith couples and individuals considering conversion into the TAE community by offering information, mentoring, and other forms of support. Past activities have included writing columns in the TAE newsletter (Bazman), creating and distributing pamphlets about holiday rituals, and facilitating interfaith workshops. As a member of this committee, you are free to help create ways to help in this effort.    Contact Outreach Committee Chair

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee is committed to Tikkun Olam through its many ongoing projects. It is a place to make a difference in our world at a time when people need to come together to help those who are less fortunate. Visit the Social Action page.    Contact Social Action Committee Chair

Finance Commitee

To fulfill our mission of Tikkun Olam, TAE must be fiscally responsible. Our Finance Committee, which consists of financial professionals with experience in all aspects of financial management, oversees TAE’s budget.    Contact Finance Committee Chair

Be a Friday Night Shabbat Greeter

Each Friday night several people with warm smiles and a sincere “Shabbat Shalom” greet guests and members entering our sanctuary. What better or an easier way to get to know the congregants of our temple? This could be you!  Call the temple office to sign up.