The Jewish Community Could Not Exist Without Its Volunteers

Posted on October 31, 2012

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks makes a very bold statement: “Our community could not exist for a day without its volunteers.”  He says this after discussing the usual lack of volunteers in England’s culture, pointing out that Jews know the importance of volunteering “in their bones.”  I find that to be such a beautiful way of recognizing Judaism’s emphasis on doing chesed.  It has been a part of our culture for thousands of years and its importance and significance has not changed.  May we continue to make chesed, volunteering, and tikkun olam an integral focus of Judaism.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email