Feature Volunteer – Sandy Bokser

Sandy started to make a positive impact in her community at the age of eight. She had positive family role models and thanks to their direction, she has become the generous and kind woman she is today. Despite her own personal challenges, she remained positive and resilient. For 65 years, Sandy had a varied career, which included managing a business; caring for children, animal care and doing advocacy work.

Betel is her second home and when she walks into the centre she knows she is at the right place. To Sandy, Betel has saved her life. As a milestone volunteer of 20 years, she has held many volunteer roles including Member’s Council, Board of Directors, Café Europa, Day Trips, Special Events, Social Action Committee and much more. On Friday afternoons, she can be found in the Café leading the Rummi-Cube program. She interacts with the members and welcomes new people to the group.

Sandy has also committed her time and dedication towards other organizations in the community including Beth David Synagogue, Association of Jewish Seniors, and the P.E.P group. Ever since she stepped through the doors of Betel, she knew this would be the place for her. Her hope is to make things better, to fix what is broken, to help people, and to live by the golden rule of respecting others. Sandy believes, “If it wouldn’t be for the dreamers, we would all be in a cave, with no fire. Volunteers are dreamers. We dream about making things better one way or another”. Thank you Sandy for continuing the dream.

Sandy Bokser

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