Participating in our services is a fantastic way to serve with both time and talent. From welcoming guests and old friends to showcasing your lovely artistic gifts or your love of Torah, there are many ways to serve during services
Belonging to a synagogue is about creating community, and our Hospitality Team 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 and included in our regular Shabbat experience. The Hospitality Team 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.
Greeters are needed for all of our gatherings. Greeters are scheduled well in advance a few times each year. If you are interested in contributing to our community as part of the Hospitality Team, please contact our office at (425) 603-9677.
“It is a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace.” (Proverbs 3:17-18)
Torah usually refers to the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible – Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books make up the story of the Jewish people. These ancient stories touch upon science, history, philosophy, ritual and ethics. Included are stories of individuals, families, wars, slavery and more. Virtually no subject was taboo for Torah. Running through these stories is the unique lens through which the Jewish people would come to view their world and their God.
Temple B’nai Torah encourages all congregants to read from the Torah during our services and this page provides a resource for our growing group of Torah Readers. Welcome! Please also join us at our Torah Study sessions on Saturday.
Below you will find these key resources:
- Schedule Of Readings – Please contact us below for questions or requests to be added to the schedule.
- Torah Readings – these are fully digitized and available as .PDFs and as .MP3 files. Please call our office for more information.