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Emanu El has many opportunities for involvement. For example, we have committees that support various aspects of our congregational life. Are you interested in helping others find their way to Emanu El and feel a part of our community? The Membership committee is for you! Do you drive on to our campus and marvel at the architecture and the landscaping? Join the Building and Grounds committee and help manage the exterior of our campus! These opportunities and more can be found by clicking the button below, which will open a volunteer interest form.

For more information, contact Scott Bormaster, Chair.

email: sb4runner@aol.com
phone: 713.725.5212


Volunteer Interest Form

Other volunteer opportunities include…


Kids’ Meals

We meet once a month, on the third Tuesday, to prepare sack lunches for Kids’ Meals. Kids’ Meals is a social services agency with addresses hunger and food insecurity for children ages 5 and under who are not only at a critical developmental stage but cannot access school-based free meal programs.

Need more information? Contact Donnie Bundman at dbundman@gmail.com

Snack Packs for SEARCH

Join a group of dedicated volunteers who prepare snack packs for SEARCH once a month, on the last Tuesday of the month. SEARCH’s outreach team members distribute the snack packs to individuals experiencing homelessness.

Interested in volunteering for this project? Contact Sandy Harris at sdharr@comcast.net

Food and Faith Collaborative

The Food & Faith Collaborative (FF&C), in partnership with Second Servings of Houston, addresses food insecurity in Houston. Volunteers from 4 other synagogues, Federation and Hadassah set up PopUp Grocery Stores several times month at area apartment complexes.

To get more information or to volunteer, please email Philip Tenenbaum at foodandfaithcollaborative@gmail.com

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is an opportunity for family caregivers to receive respite, while their loved ones participate in activities such as games, music and arts and crafts. Our volunteers provide companionship and fun for those living with mild to moderate memory loss due to Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

Want to be a part of the fun? Contact fredi Bleeker Franks at fredi.bleeker@gmail.com or Phyllis Berman at pb_berman@yahoo.com