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April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

Paint Tacoma volunteer team from Immanuel Presbyterian Church with homeowner (2015)

Volunteers.  Associated Ministries is grateful for the thousands of hours that our volunteer each year to help with programs such as Paint Tacoma-Pierce Beautiful, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Pierce County Hunger Walk to name just a few.  Through their dedication to strengthening our community and giving of their time and talents, we have been able to paint nearly 2,200 homes of low-income homeowners, help thousands of people file their taxes, and for 35 years help organize and run an event to raise money for hunger relief.

PLU On the Road PTPB 2015

“PLU on the Road”, volunteer paint crew (2015)

Volunteers.  They are an invaluable part of what we do and we appreciate each and every one who has been able to give of their time, whether for an hour or 600 hours during a year.  Their passion and willingness to join us to unite people of faith and goodwill in the effort to make life better and perhaps easier for those in need, is a cherished gift.


Volunteers.  We could not do what we do without them and we say thank you!


Scholar-In-Residence Weekend: “Are We Still One? Jewish Peoplehood in the 21st Century”

Scholar-in-residence Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi will speak on “Are We Still One? Jewish Peoplehood in the 21st Century.”


  • Friday, March 11 at 7:30 pm – Shabbat Service: “Are We Still One? Jewish Peoplehood in the 21st Century”
  • Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 pm – “Auschwitz vs. Sinai: Jewish Identity in a Post-Holocaust World”
  • Sunday, March 13 at 10:30 am – “The Future of Jewish Leadership: What Really Matters?”

Rabbi Sabath is the National Director of Recruitment and Admissions, President’s Scholar and Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Prior to this appointment, Rabbi Sabath served as Vice President of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Israel. For over a decade as a member of the Institute’s faculty, she directed the Hartman Lay leadership, Rabbinic leadership, and Christian leadership programs. Ordained at HUC-JIR in New York in 1995, Rabbi Sabath also earned a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy from the Jewish Theological Seminary writing her dissertation on the covenant theology of Rabbi Prof. Eugene Borowitz. She has co-authored two books and contributed chapters to The Women’s Haftarah Commentary: New Insights and Jewish Theology in our Time.

This scholar-in-residence weekend is sponsored by Lamed Vav, members of Temple Beth El who are committed to providing quality adult education for the community.