Sign In Forgot Password

Order of the Golden Kippah

The Golden Kippah has arrived!
For You meet him with choicest blessings; You set a crown of fine gold on his head. Psalm 21:4 

In ancient times, our sages of blessed memory created the prestigious "Order of the Golden Kippah," an assembly of men and women who had fulfilled specific tenants of advanced Jewish involvement and engagement in the batei knissiot, the synagogues, in the areas of ritual, good deeds, and learning. We are overjoyed to announce that we are now reviving this “ancient order."

We will have five different levels of kippot corresponding to different level of accomplishments. Every year, on Shabbat Channukah, there will be a ceremony where we will hand out the kippot (with alternatives available for women) that were attained that year. Gold kippah awardees will go on a plaque on the wall.

If you would like to participate, or have any questions, please contact Rabbi Glick and Stacey Flint at goldenkippah@wsthz.org. We will keep track on a googledocs where you can input all of the requirements that you are meeting. The rules are simple. You can go as slowly or as quickly as you like. For every kippah, follow the guidelines below. Please make sure to let us know as you complete the requirements.

Listen to the Golden Kippah Anthem:

 

Order of the Golden  Kippah  Projects

Pick at least one practice that is outside of your comfort zone. The goal is to try something new.

Orange (Pick three of the following):

  • Attend one daily minyan weekly for a month (or four daily minyan)
  • Read 10 verses of Torah at a service
  • Read one Haftarah at a service
  • Usher at two Shabbat services
  • Volunteer at one synagogue event
  • Visit a new member as a representative of the synagogue
  • Pay a shiva visit
  • Pay a bikkur cholim visit (visiting the ill)
  • Attend four parashah classes, or four of any other learning class
  • Attend four Hebrew classes at WSTHZ
  • Consult with Rabbi to find and study a Jewish text.

Green (Pick three of the following):

  • Attend one daily minyan for two months (or 8 daily minyan)
  • Read 15 verses of Torah at a service
  • Read two Haftarot at a service
  • Usher at four Shabbat services
  • Organize the cooking for a Simchat Shabbat or other event
  • Be on a committee for an event
  • Make a new member visit, a shiva visit, and a bikkur cholim visit
  • Attend eight parashah classes, or eight of any other learning classes
  • Attend eight Hebrew classes at WSTHZ
  • Consult with Rabbi to study a collection of Jewish texts or a short tractate of mishnah.

Purple (Pick three of the following):

  • Attend daily minyan for three months (or 12 daily minyan)
  • Attend one daily minyan for two months (or 8 daily minyan) with a friend
  • Read 20 verses of Torah at a service
  • Read two Haftarot and five verses of a megillah (Esther, Ruth, or Eicha)
  • Lead daily minyan twice
  • Usher at six Shabbat services
  • Help organize a social action project
  • Lead cooking for a major event
  • Organize a new member visit for others
  • Organize a shiva visit for a mourner
  • Organize a series of bikkur cholim visits
  • Attend twelve parashah classes, or 12 of any other learning classes
  • Attend 12 Hebrew classes at WSTHZ
  • Consult with Rabbi to study a tractate of Mishnah or find a major Jewish learning project.

Silver (Pick four of the following):

  • Attend one daily minyan for three months (or 12 daily minyan)
  • Attend one daily minyan for two months (or 8 daily minyan) with a friend
  • Read 20 verses of Torah at a service
  • Read two Haftarot and five verses of a megillah (Esther, Ruth, or Eicha)
  • Give a D’var Torah at a service
  • Launch a social action project
  • Lead cooking for a major event
  • Organize a new member visit for others
  • Organize a shiva visit for a mourner
  • Organize a series of bikkur cholim visits
  • Attend twelve parashah classes, or 12 of any other learning classes
  • Attend 12 Hebrew classes at wsthz
  • Consult with rabbi to study a tractate of Mishnah or find a major Jewish learning project.

Gold (Pick four of the following):

  • Attend daily minyan for four months (or 16 daily minyan)
  • Attend one daily minyan for three months (or 12 daily minyan) with a friend
  • Read four aliyot of Torah (minimum 25 verses) at a service
  • Lead a Shabbat morning service
  • Give a Shabbat morning sermon
  • Read three Haftarot
  • Chair the committee for a major event
  • Organize a major new initiative for the synagogue
  • Create a new social action initiative
  • Volunteer at the religious school for a semester (or four events)
  • Learn a High Holiday service with the Cantor
  • Consult with the Rabbi to read a tractate of Talmud or any other major Jewish learning component.
Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778