Volunteerism and the contributions of members of the community have been hallmarks of Jewish communities throughout history. Maimonides observed that isolating oneself demonstrates a lack of interest in the group, in its problems and aspirations (haporesh min hatsibur). To be a member of a community means assuming responsibilities and commitments with respect to the other members.
At B’nei Israel, volunteers have always been the backbone of community organization. The Community depends on the dedicated work of those members who give of their time, their knowledge and their goodwill. In order to facilitate collaboration with the rabbi and meet the demands of the community, various committees have been established to discharge key functions.