Where do I fit in? Making TBZ your own.
There are so many ways to become involved in our community. This page contains descriptions of our committees, including links to contact the chairperson for more information. In addition to these committees, there are several other committees, sub-groups and ways to participate at TBZ including: Garden and Sanctuary Flowers, Men’s Group, Book Group, Rosh Hodesh Group, Torah Reading, Nominating Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and Leadership Development Committee. For more information on these or any of our groups or committees, please email the co-presidents. Koleinu, our shul newsletter, also provides regular information about our volunteer opportunities and ways to connect with members. Join us!
Being a member of Temple Beth Zion means continuously striving to create akehillah kedoshah, a holy community, within our shul, within Klal Yisrael, and for the entire World – v’al kol yoshvei teyvel. Our kehillah kedoshah – indeed, the entire World – rests equally on the “Reality” of Torah, and the practice of “Self-Emptying Prayer & Meditation,” and our vigorous commitment to gemilut hasidim – to “Love in Action.” We study and pray and meditate together; and yet our spiritual growth and tranformation require that we act together, too.
Social Action Committees & Programs
At TBZ, we focus on three areas:
Tikkun Olam: World Connections. Our tradition demands that each of us work to bring about olam haba – a perfect world to come – by lessening the incidence and burdens of poverty; by speaking out against injustice and discrimination; and by shaping a more caring society and a more peaceful world. At TBZ, or social action programs include our work with the Greater Boston Inferfaith Organization, the JF&CS Family Table, and the Literacy Project.
Hesed: Shul Connections. TBZ provides sacred opportunities for all members to solidify the bonds of friendship, love and community; to welcome visitors and new members; and to support one another through life’s “joys and oys.”
Tzedakah: Support Our Work. Without the financial support of our members and our friends in the community, TBZ’s commitment to gemilut hasidim — love in action — will not succeed. You can help us bring about that more perfect world to come by assisting with our fund-raising efforts.