In the tradition of Liberal Judaism, the Guild is open to both men and women. Some men have been members of the Guild in the past although at present there are only women.
Being good at baking is very welcome but there are many tasks for Guild members that do not involve any cooking at all
How long does it take to bake a cake or visit the supermarket to buy fruit, crisps, nuts or vegetables? Big events like the Communal Seder do take more time but many hands make light work as they say.
There is no requirement to attend services at the Synagogue although swelling the congregation is always a Mitzvah. When there is a Simcha, we need a few members to attend Shul to help set up the Kiddush before the service and a few members at the end of the service to help clear away.
Neither do Guild members which is why we usually arrange for someone to wash up for us.
Thanks for the compliment but actually there are currently fewer than ten members
We have evening meetings perhaps two or three times a year to share out tasks for the forthcoming Simcha's. These usually end up with more chat, coffee and cake than work. We go out for a Guild meal at least once a year. Lots of communication occurs by e-mail and telephone.
Just approach any member of the Guild at services, or e-mail our current Chair