It won’t be long before we open our doors and welcome our guests back to Out of the Cold at Holy Blossom Temple. Whether you’re new to the program or a seasoned veteran, the success of the program is due to the warm, friendly and very capable roster of volunteers who participate on various shifts across the program.

Volunteer Sign Up Night
October 15 from 6:30 – 8:00

We’ve attached a list of all the volunteer opportunities available to you. Please feel free to pass this along to all your friends and family as we’re always looking for great people. The program starts Thursday, Nov 5 and runs until Friday morning March 31. Sign Up for all volunteer shifts is on October 15. Holy Blossom members can sign up from 6:30 – 7:30, non-members can sign up from 7:30 – 8:30. Please bring a completed Volunteer Information form (attached) with you. If you can’t make it to Sign Up night, you’ll be able to register for all remaining shifts by emailing us after Nov 7 at [email protected].

Returning Volunteers, except Servers can sign up directly through their team captains, and don’t need to attend Sign Up night but we strongly encourage you to consider other volunteer activities within the program.

Returning Serving Volunteers only, please pre-register by mailing, faxing, emailing or dropping off the attached Server Pre-registration forms attached to this email. Pre-registrations must be received by the Temple office no later than September 30 to be considered for early Sign Up. Once received and processed, you’ll receive an email confirming your requested dates. You do not need to attend Sign Up night if you receive the confirmation email however we strongly encourage you to consider participating on other shifts. Please come to Sign Up night if you need to many any date changes or would like to learn more about other volunteer opportunities.

Thanks for volunteering with us. If you have any questions prior to Sign Up night, please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected]. And definitely forward this to your friends and family who are thinking of getting involved in the program as we always have opportunities for others.

Wishing you all a sweet New Year filled with good health and happiness.

Emily Rayson                Shari Wilson
Volunteer Director       Program Chair

Out of the Cold News Stories

June 11, 2016 - 50% of Ticket Sales Support Out of the Cold at Holy Blossom! Skylight at the Berkeley Street Theatre

Future and past collide in unpredictable ways in David Hare’s critically-acclaimed SKYLIGHT. An unexpected knock at the door on a deep winter night in Northwest London brings the past rushing back into Kyra’s apartment. At the door is Tom, a restless, self-made restaurateur and hotel tycoon, and Kyra’s former lover. After three years apart, Tom has come... Read more »

April 5, 2016 - Out of the Cold: "weaving together a community of kindness and friendship, all in the basement of a synagogue..."

By Jill Witkin & Shari Wilson. Co-Chairs – Out of the Cold Program In 1995, Holy Blossom Temple opened its doors to host an Out of the Cold Program for the homeless and socially isolated members of our society. Like other Out of the Cold programs throughout the city that had been running for up... Read more »

March 7, 2016 - Dvar Israel - Out of the Cold

Our Shinshinim, Bar and Noam recently participated in the HBTeens program ‘Hunger: Let’s Talk About it’.  Read what they had to say about it: Recently, we took part in an event at Holy Blossom where teens from Holy Blossom, CHAT and Beth Tzedec baked over 200 muffins for Out of the Cold. During the event... Read more »