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Volunteer Opportunities

View a current list of committee chairs, liaisons, coordinators, and hosts.

Hakafa is a not just a congregation, but an encirclement of friends joined together for many reasons -- worship, study, social action, and community to name just a few. It is because of the efforts of everyone in the encirclement that we are able to create and sustain the activities and spirit that is Hakafa. Your involvement makes our encirclement a stronger, richer, and more sacred place. 
Our congregation relies upon the active participation of all our members. Membership participation is one of the defining characteristics of our congregation. We all participate at Hakafa in different ways---but in order to make our community work, we require the efforts of more than just a few. There are so many ways to give of your time.

An oneg, hosted by members of the congregation, follows services every Friday night throughout the year. Hosting a Friday evening oneg is a nice way to celebrate a bar/bat mitzvah, birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion with the congregation. It is also a nice way to honor the memory of a loved one on his/her yahrzeit. Responsibilities include bringing the food/drinks for the oneg, coming to services early to set-up, and staying afterwards to clean-up. Detailed instructions will be provided.

Click here to sign up to host a Friday evening oneg OR contact Gayle Inbinder or Jill Mihailovic-Sternberg.

Continuing our commitment for more than 20 years, on the 2nd Sunday of every month, Hakafa members bring and serve lunch to more than 150 people at A Just Harvest's Community Kitchen (7649 N. Paulina St, Chicago). 

Volunteers are needed to sign up to help! You can sign up to provide food, help serve (ages 12 and older), or both! Plan to arrive to help/deliver food at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Hakafa’s tzedakah fund can reimburse you for expenses, if needed.

Click here to sign up to volunteer with Hakafa at A Just Harvest one month OR contact Monique Parsons.

Each year, our congregation celebrates one Friday night Shabbat together, offering every congregation member the opportunity to dine and share the evening at another member’s home. In order for “Shabbat in the Home” to succeed, 15 families are needed to open up their homes for this pot-luck event. This year’s “Shabbat in the Home” will take place on Friday evening, June 16, 2023.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in hosting this year, contact Mimi Dray

Every Religious School Sunday, volunteers are needed to help pick up the bagels, put them out on trays, and clean up. It's an easy way to give a little of your time, and there is no monetary expense involved. 

Click here to sign up to help with Sunday morning bagels
OR contact Vicky and Adam Hartstein

We thank the many Hakafa members who give generously of their time
as committee chairs, liaisons, coordinators, and hosts.

View a current list of committee chairs, liaisons, coordinators, and hosts.

All Hakafa members are invited to be part of any committee
or help coordinate any event or activity.

If you are interested in getting involved with any of these opportunities, please contact the person listed. If you see a blank space in the chart, and this is something you would be willing to coordinate, please contact Barbara Miller

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