The IJC is very fortunate this year to have long-standing member Andy Harris as its High Holidays Co-ordinator. Andy joined the IJC about 10 years ago and it was clear to him from the start that without volunteers, the IJC was not going to flourish. “Everyone has to do their part, stand up and take responsibility. I started out as the newsletter editor and coordinated the Hanukkah and Seder events. When I joined, I didn’t know anyone and volunteering is a great way to meet people. And there is great satisfaction in working in a team, having helped out with something you believe in. Plus you make good friends!’
Andy took a step back for a while and now is happy to reconnect as this year’s HH co-ordinator. In this role he says that it would be great to have the team in place before the summer break as planning takes time. Already Anu Ristola, Nada Verhelst, Mikael and Olga Garellick, Lisa Kelmans and Joris Visser have agreed to take on important roles.
Services will be held on September 29 and 30 for Rosh Hashanah and on October 8 and 9 for Yom Kippur.
So, before we all spread our wings and fly off to family, sun-drenched beaches and leafy woods or just stay in our back garden, we would like you to think about fulfilling some of the voluntary roles before or after the High Holidays. Most jobs do not involve an enormous amount of work, especially when more people extend a helping hand.
Look here for the volunteer roles needing your help!
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