Board Opportunities

NECHAMA — Jewish Response to Disaster


Founded by four Minneapolis-based friends who wanted to help following the Great Flood of 1993 when both the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers flooded over a period of 7 months, leading to 32 deaths and over $15 billion in damage.  The friends loaded a truck with tools and headed to Iowa.  That first trip was the beginning of what would become NECHAMA (which means “to comfort” in Hebrew) and its direct and effective programs to help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

NECHAMA is inclusive and welcomes volunteers and provides assistance to disaster survivors of all faiths.

Annual Budget: $500,000 – Foundations, Individual Contributions, Other


NECHAMA is seeking board members with skills in the following areas:

  • Financial Management
  • Strategic and Business Planning


  • Number of members currently: 6
  • Meeting time and frequency:  10 meetings annually
  • Meeting location: Virtual
  • Does nonprofit carry liability insurance? Yes


  • Time Expectation: Up to 10 hours/month
  • Financial Contribution Required: Yes
  • Service on Committee Required: Yes
    • Committees: Executive, Finance
  • Length of Term: 3 Years
  • Renewable: Yes

Questions about this board opportunity?



P.O. Box 17249 St Paul, MN 55117


NECHAMA, rooted in the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, provides comfort and hope to communities by engaging volunteers in disaster response work.