Board Greeter Responsibilities

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES:

Before the Service:

  • Arrive at the Temple at 6:30 pm.
  • Help the Helper Families set out the oneg. Help them with napkins, paper-ware, cups, etc., from the kitchen. 
  • Make sure the candlesticks, kiddush cup and challah plate are ready to go (candles have matches, kiddush cup is full, challah is on plate and covered). They should either be on the bema or in the oneg area if there is a pre-neg.
  • Greet people as they arrive.
  • Introduce yourself to new faces.
  • Obtain announcements and honor sheet from Rabbi Amy.
  • Offer Helper Families or other attendees an honor. These include:
    • Lighting the candles (honoree must be Jewish)
    • Opening the ark (offer to couple)
    • Holding the Kiddush cup
    • Holding the challah 
    • Note: When there is a bar/bat mitzvah the next day the family may take these honors. 
  • Return filled-out honor sheet to Rabbi Amy.

During the Service:

  • When called by Rabbi Amy, near end of the service, read announcements

After the Service:

  • After the Oneg, help the Helper Families to clean up:
  • Ensure Shabbat Candles are extinguished & wax is removed from candle sticks.
  • Clean challah plate and cover. 
  • Empty and clean Kiddush cup.
  • Return candlesticks, challah plate & cover, Kiddush cup and wine to copy room cabinet labeled “Kiddush Set up.”This is very important because if Saturday services are being held the greeter will need to know where to find these items to set out.
  • Help helper families to return oneg setup items to kitchen.
  • Be prepared to be the last person in the building to lock up (on occasion Rabbi Amy remains behind and is able to lock up):
  • Make sure all doors are locked, including the back door by the kitchen, side door at far end of the lobby, and front doors. 
  • Turn off all lights, including the bathrooms.
  • Set the alarm. You should have a pass code. 

SATURDAY MORNING SERVICES:

Before Services:

  • Arrive by 9:30am to open doors. Occasionally the B’nei Mitzvah Family may contact you for earlier arrival due to photography session or to set up. 
  • Retrieve the Gift Bag for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah from the copy room on the counter and place on bimah next to ark.
  • Set out 1-2 Challot on the Challah Tray and cover with Challah Cover. Challah will be in plastic bags in the copy room. 
  • The B’nei Mitzvah family may have ordered extra Challot loaves. Please let the family know to retrieve them from the copy room. 
  • Set out the items for Kiddush on the Torah table. All items, if put back properly, should be in the copy room in cabinet labeled “Kiddush Set up.”
    • Kiddush cup (filled with Manischewitz wine)
    • Challah Tray and Challah Cover
  • Open the doors to the sanctuary at 9:45 am.
  • If necessary help usher hand out prayer books and programs. 
  • The Board Greeter is the smiling face of the congregation! Continue to greet guests as they arrive. 

During the Service:

  • At the beginning of service Rabbi Amy will ask you to inform our guests of the ‘rules’ we follow to maintain a proper worship environment. Provide the following rules in a short talk welcoming our guests.
  • During the Torah service, while the Torah is being paraded, the usher may require your assistance in handing out Chumishim (Torah commentary). Watch for this.
  • When called upon at end of service, provide the gift bag and describe the contents and who provided each one. See the list of gifts.
  • Read the Announcements and wish the B’Nei Mitzvah a “mazel tov”!.

After the Service:

  • Clean and return challah plate & cover, Kiddush cup and wine to copy room cabinet labeled “Kiddush Set up.”
  • Be prepared to be the last person in the building to lock up the temple:
  • Make sure all doors are locked, including the back door by the kitchen, side door at far end of the lobby, and front doors. 
  • Turn off all lights, including the bathrooms.
  • Set the alarm. You should have a pass code.
Wed, July 26 2017 3 Av 5777