From toddlers to seniors, interfaith families, those who were born into the faith to those who have chosen it, our congregants comprise an eclectic, diverse, and welcoming community – united by Judaism. We encourage you to find your place with us!
If there is something that you’re interested in but don’t see it listed, please reach out to Rabbi Newman and we can make it happen!
Once a week, we meet with Rabbi Newman to get down to “Brass Tacks” and discuss a variety of current events and relevant topics. The Jewish point of view is addressed in a friendly, non-political approach. One of our goals is to become a venue for discussion of complex, controversial issues. Discussions that may be difficult to have in other settings.
Monthly books with Jewish content offer a way to learn and connect with others in the community. All are welcome, even if you have not read the book. We offer in-person gatherings in the summer months, and meet by zoom during the winter. Books suggestions are selected by attendees and members are welcome to lead discussions.
A one-hour monthly discussion connects the topic to current affairs. This informal group is a great way to meet new people in a friendly setting.
Sing with us! Shirim Baharim!
Join Cantor Michelle in the B’nai Vail choir to learn songs and share musical joy! EVERYONE of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to sing and perform at holidays and Shabbat. If you play a musical instrument, bring it! Otherwise just bring yourself and your voice!
Volunteering is a great way to be a part of the community! If you like to have fun, make new friends, and make a difference, then you’ll love volunteering at B’nai Vail.
Please let us know how you would like to help out!
- Usher- become an usher for Shabbat and holiday services. Help us welcome our members and guests, and hand out prayer books. This is a weekly need and we invite your participation according to your schedule.
- Security- Our security team is concerned with your safety and comfort. Each member is trained for emergency action in the event of an intruder or health incident. If you are interested in joining our team, let us know, so you can attend a quarterly training. You do not need to have special skills to be a part of this team.
- Office- Our small staff welcomes your office skills from stuffing envelopes to assisting with special projects. Please let us know if you have some spare time to drop in and help.
- Logistics- We always welcome help in setting up, implementing, and taking down each event, whether it is a special holiday or Shabbat service. Help build the Sukkah, run the Purim carnival, Hanukkah celebrations, and more. Our very small staff relies on the help of our volunteers. Let us know if you can join the effort to make each event run smoothly!