Get Involved

Volunteering at TNT

Membership involves more than the payment of dues. For Temple Ner Tamid to remain the vibrant and responsive community that it is, we depend on volunteers. Helping on a committee is a great way to get to know people. All of our organizations and committees welcome your help and involvement.

  • Adult Education: Learning isn’t just for the young! This committee organizes an annual program of continuing education for adults including Hebrew, Jewish history and Judaic studies classes, guest speakers, film  series and book discussions.
  • Brotherhood: The Brotherhood of Temple Ner Tamid engages in activities to foster the companionship of the men of the Temple and their families. Their events such as the New Jersey Jackals baseball game have become annual events. They sponsor lecture and film events, as well as the Temple Ner Tamid Softball Team.
  • Chesed: The Chesed (“caring” in Hebrew) committee is a group of volunteers who simply want to help others.  Our mission is to give back to the community by providing acts of loving kindness to people in our congregation who are in need.  We have volunteers who drop off a meal, or just visit someone who is lonely or homebound.  We go to Shiva minyans and drive people to services.  Our volunteers are there to go the extra mile when a caring service is needed.
  • Finance: This committee helps to keep track of Temple finances, examine policies and procedures that improve the Temple’s financial position, or help create the annual budget,
  • House & Administration: If you are interested in helping to improve the Temple building and grounds, work with office and building staff or help beautify the property, this is the committee for you.   This committee has specific needs for assistance with landscaping, office equipment consultation and “handyman” type of building maintenance. 
  • Israel/Overseas (Makom): If you are interested in developing ways that our community can support the needs of Israel, and Jews around the world, help out in the Makom committee. Help educate our members and bring Jews around the world a little closer together.
  • Library: Books are central in Jewish life and learning. Our library is an important centerpiece of our congregation, but it needs some tender loving care. Help make our library an organized, updated and comfy place to spend some time.
  • Membership: Help recruit and integrate new members, retain long-time members and help form support groups for the variety of Ner Tamid members
  • Planning & Development: If you love to organize events, join us as we “fun-raise” throughout the year. Or you can help to secure a strong financial future for the Temple through such efforts as the Endowment Fund, the Covenant Circle and other forms of charitable giving.
  • Religious Living: If you have a knack for “daven’ing”, or enjoy enriching holiday celebrations, or want to explore worship styles, or relish the camaraderie of a Temple chavurah, then come join the Religious Living Committee. 
  • Religious School: Do you want your kids to love their Hebrew school experience? Come join the Religious School Committee to help plan programs, and continue the dynamic process of revision and growth that has already begun. 
  • Shoresh Preschool: Shoresh preschool is an important building block in the foundation of our Temple community. Join the Shoresh committee as it works with our director to create exciting programs that enliven Jewish education for our youngest members.
  • Tarbut: Do you love Jewish theatre, music and culture? The Tarbut committee welcomes your participation as we bring innovative Jewish cultural programming to our community
  • Tikkun Olam: We plan programs such as housing the homeless with the Interfaith Hospitality Network and combating hunger in our community, but we’re also looking forward to expanding our reach with input from new committee members. If you’re interested in working with others on social action programs to help “repair the world”, contract Fred Pressman at fred.pressman@wakefern.com.
  • Youth: Our teen Temple members are a vital part of keeping TNT vibrant. Help plan events involving and benefitting the teens in our congregation, encouraging attendance at URJ camps and reaching out to our college students.  

Other great ways to be involved: Musical? Join the choir, the Klezmer Band, or the Purimspiel. Love to cook? Join the Shake & Bakers! Please call the Temple office at 973-338-1500 for further information.

Organizations at Temple Ner Tamid
  • Youth Groups: Temple Ner Tamid has a comprehensive youth program including cultural, religious, social action and social activities aimed at  bringing Jewish youth together for memorable experiences. The Junior Youth Group (grades 6-8) and Senior Youth Group (grades 9-12) calendars are full and include monthly lounge nights, sporting events, weekend retreats and much more. Integration themselves within Temple life and the community at large, the youth groups coordinate the annual Purim Carnival and community food drives, among a multitude of efforts.
  • Brotherhood: Brotherhood is a service arm of the Temple that is open to all males. In addition to providing short term manpower for synagogue projects, sponsors the softball team, supports temple barbeques and other organization events. The Brotherhood generally does whatever needs to be done and has a good time doing it!
  • Seniors Group: The Seniors Group, sponsored by Temple Ner Tamid and Dorothy Durian in cooperation with MetroWest and the National Council of Jewish Women, meets every Tuesday from September until June beginning at 10 am with video aerobics, diary bag lunch (dessert and coffee provided) and a business meeting. In addition to guest speakers, the Seniors Group offers day trips to museums, Broadway shows, and other places of interest.
  • Adult Choir: The talented all-volunteer choir leads the congregation in prayer and shares the rich heritage of Jewish music with the congregation at occasional Erev Shabbat services, the High Holy Days and special Temple events throughout the year. The Choir rehearses three times a month on Wednesday evenings and is open to all those who love music and enjoy singing.
  • Youth Choir: The Youth Choir is made up of students, fourth grade and older. The Youth Choir prepares and performs at special Erev Shabbat services, at Hanukkah and other special occasions. If you love to sing and want to learn some really cool songs, join the Youth Choir.
  • Klezmer Band
  • Kabbalat Shabbat Band