Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick relies on the spirit of volunteerism.  Volunteering for an event is a great way to get to know other congregants and make a difference in our community.  We urge you to get involved in making Congregation Kol Ami even stronger.  Opportunities include helping with Shabbat services; volunteering to help plan or work at annual events such as High Holiday services, the Hanukkah Party, Purim Carnival, and Second Night Seder; participating on a committee;  assisting with the administrative functions of running our congregation; organizing activities with our Sisterhood and Brotherhood; and lending a helping hand in our Religious School.  These are but a few of the many ways you can make an important contribution to Kol Ami.  And of course, we welcome your ideas and energy for new activities! 

There are many ways to contribute your time and energy to our congregation.  We would love to learn more about you, and how your talents, abilities, and interests can help our congregation flourish.

To discuss ways to get involved, please contact Dan Sieger at president@kolamifrederick.org.

We look forward to working with you!!

Current Volunteer Opportunities- We need you!

Hebrew teacher for the Religious School – to teach Hebrew to grades 4-7. Classes will rotate through your classroom (30-40 minutes each class).  Hebrew expectations for each grade level will be provided.  Please contact Joanna Sieger at education@kolamifrederick.org for information.

Jewish Studies teachers for the Religious School – curriculum provided. Please contact Joanna Sieger at education@kolamifrederick.org for information.

Family Programming Committee Members – The newly formed Family Programming Committee is seeking members interested in planning, coordinating, and assisting with congregational/family programming such as the after-Religious School events, holiday parties, and other congregational programs and events.  Please contact Colt Black at 240-452-7200 or email him at programming@kolamifrederick.org.

High Holiday Assistant #1 – This volunteer will:

  • Work with the Rabbi to identify congregants who should receive bimah honors (typically readings) for the High Holiday services
  • Email the identified people to fill those reading/honor slots
  • Label the laminated reading cards to be handed out before services
  • Share the final list of readers/honors with the Rabbi

Please contact Jodi at highholidays@kolamifrederick.org for questions.

High Holiday Assistant #2 – This volunteer will:

  • Collect and collate envelopes, information packets, and congregants’ address labels
  • Assemble the materials for mail-out (include one ticket for each person in the household older than 13)
  • Work with Financial Secretary to make sure members receiving tickets are in good standing
  • Mail the final information packets
  • Work with the High Holidays Coordinator to mail (or handle “will-call” at the service) tickets to people who purchase or get through reciprocity

Please contact Jodi at highholidays@kolamifrederick.org for questions.

High Holiday Volunteers – There are EIGHTY roles for volunteers during our 2019 High Holidays services.  Congregants (including teens) can sign-up here. Please contact Jodi at highholidays@kolamifrederick.org for questions.