Belonging to a synagogue is about creating community, and our Usher Corps is an important way in which we can contribute to our community’s Beit Tefilah (House of Worship). By serving as an usher, we fulfill the mitzvah of hachnasat orchim, welcoming guests. We all know how good it feels when we walk into the Sanctuary having been warmly welcomed, having been directed to seats (especially if we are new or visiting the Temple), having been personally handed a program. How wonderful to do a mitzvah which gives one an “excuse” to be at Shabbat worship services! The Usher Corps will enhance our community’s worship services by providing someone to warmly greet congregants and guests; assisting in directing people to prayer books, programs, kipot, tallit, and other worship items; helping parents find a quiet place for restless children during the service; and answering general questions.
Ushers are needed for every worship service. Ushers are scheduled well in advance a few times each year. If you are interested in contributing to our community as part of the Usher Corps, please contact Ushers.
TBT Usher Corps Looking For A Few Good Men & Women
The role of the Usher is to make our guests feel welcome and make our members feel comfortable and proud. Click here for a short Usher description. A smile and a warm welcome creates a great experience for everyone. The ushers greet our visitors and members at the door, hand them a weekly program, guide them to the entrance of the sanctuary and answer any questions they may have. Many guest just need to know where things are, such as the coat room and the rest rooms and even where they should sit. For the late comers, the usher also helps our guests and members quickly find seats so as to not disturb the service. During the service the ushers help those who need to leave and return by guiding them to the rear door. When the service ends, the ushers open the doors and show the attendees to the Oneg Hall for lunch.
If you wish to volunteer email Jack Bookey.