The Atlantic Jewish Council
Two Friends Doing Yoga in Front of Shalom Sign

The Atlantic Jewish community thrives and continues to grow because of all of the involvement and work from our volunteers. Throughout the year, we have numerous opportunities for volunteers of the community to get involved! Some of the opportunities are listed below. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Naomi at nrosenfeld@theajc.ca or 902-422-7493!

Volunteer oppurtunities in the Community

PJ Get Together Grants

PJ Get Together Grants are now available in our community! These grants are available for families* (raising Jewish children) to host two or more other families (raising Jewish children) doing what they’d like to do  whether it’s Jewish holidays, Shabbat, volunteering, or something else** you think of. Check out www.pjlibrary.org/gettogether for more information. *Host families…

Shaar Shalom High Holiday Choir Looking for Singers

Dear Singers, Whistlers, and Harmonizers, The Shaar Shalom Choir is getting back into gear! We will begin preparing for the Kol Nidre service soon, and we would love to have you join us. We need more singers in all vocal sections and would be happy to teach you the music. No choral experience is required…

Young Professional/Grad Student Programming Committee

Interested in helping organize fun events for the Jewish young professional/grad student community in Atlantic Canada? These events could include shabbat dinners, holiday parties, Jewish learning events, or event just social events like Brews with Jews or organizing a group to go to a sports event? Reach out to us at info@theajc.ca! We can provide…

Atlantic Jewish Film Festival Committee

The Atlantic Jewish Film Festival Committee welcomes new members to join their team in preparation for the 6th annual AJFF this Fall. Members of the committee are responsible for logistical planning, budgeting, promotion, and of course film selection. Visit https://ajff.ca to learn more about the AJFF and contact info@theajc.ns.ca to get involved.

Children’s Holiday Programming Committee

The Children’s Holiday Programming Committee handles the planning, logistics, coordination and implementation of youthful, fun, educational Jewish programming for kids and their families! Do you have a vision for a Chanukah carnival, Purim ball, Tu B’shevat/Passover model seder, or apatriotic Yom Haatzmaut party? We welcome eager volunteers to help plan our children’s holiday events! Contact…

Volunteers needed for the AJC’s Jewish Archives Project

The Atlantic Jewish Council has a large collection of archives and memorabilia that needs to be sorted, organized categorized, scanned and preserved for our next generation. Interested in walking down memory lane or want to learn about Atlantic Canada’s rich past and have a couple of hours to spare? Willing to go through a box…

Holocaust Education Committee

The AJC’s Holocaust Education Committee plans and coordinates an array of informative educational speakers, programs, presentations, movies, and exhibits aimed at educating the general public of Atlantic Canada about the Holocaust and human rights. Some of the Holocaust Education Committees events include: Holocaust Education Week in the Fall An event for International Holocaust Remembrance Day…

The PJ Library/PJ Our Way Programming Committee

As an offshoot of our very successful PJ Library and PJ Our Way Programs, the AJC runs fun Jewish-related programming on an annual basis for young Jewish families with children ages 6 months – 11 years. Interested in helping plan/coordinate/facilitate this PJ Library programming? Do you have innovative ideas to help bring young Jewish families…

Israel Advocacy Committee

Israel today faces an intensive and increasingly sophisticated assault on its right to exist as a sovereign, democratic Jewish state. Atlantic Canada is not immune to these threats. On college campuses, within professional and academic associations, and at local community events, instances of delegitimization targeting Israel continue to arise. Sophisticated tactics are increasingly used to…

Volunteer for the UJA Campaign of Atlantic Canada!

Each year we look for volunteers to help us for our annual United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Fundraising Campaign of Atlantic Canada! The UJA campaign is the primary source of funding for all of the AJC’s community work both in Israel and on the ground in Atlantic Canada. Please contact Naomi (nrosenfeld@theajc.ca or 902-422-7493) for more…

Helping Hillel Atlantic Canada cook monthly Shabbat Dinners from Scratch!

Every month during the academic year, Hillel hosts a Shabbat dinner in Halifax for all post-secondary students. For Kashrut reasons, all meals are cooked from scratch in our programming space’s kitchen on the day of the monthly Shabbat Dinner. If you are interested in being involved with Hillel Atlantic Canada or helping out in any…