Committees

Temple Beth El relies on volunteer committees to accomplish its mission.


Adult Education/Guest Presenters Committee
 Coordinates classes on topics of interest to the Jewish community. Past classes have included Jewish holidays, history, and philosophy, prayers and blessings, crafts, and cooking. The committee recruits teachers, schedules classes, and publicizes them to Temple members and the general public
Building Committee

Responsible for repairs and maintenance of the facility and equipment. Includes Décor and Grounds subcommittees. 


Children's Education Committee

Collaborates with Beit Limud (House of Learning) staff on scheduling classes and special events. Committee volunteers assist teaching staff onsite during classes and coordinate with parents.


Finance Committee

Collaborates with the treasurer on budget, fundraisers, and grant writing.


Holiday Committee

Collaborates with the Rabbi to design the yearly holiday observances.  Recruits volunteer coordinators for: High Holy Days, Chanukah Party, Shabbat Shira/Tu B’Shevat, Purim/Megillah Reading, Passover Seder, Yom HaShoah, Shavuot, and Shabbat.


K'lal Yisrael Committee

Develops educational programs regarding the State of Israel and organizes congregational activities to strengthen commitment to the State of Israel.


Library Committee

Maintains library database, shelves returned books, and collaborates with the Rabbi to purchase new titles, update the library collection, and handle donated items.


Membership Committee

Recruits and welcomes new members and provides support to current members. Includes Applications, Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Ill), Loving Kindness (direct assistance to members in need), Hevra Kadisha (burial and bereavement support), Member Outreach, Member Retention, and Family Liaison subcommittees.


Nominating Committee

Recruits members of the Temple to serve on the Board of Directors.


Personnel Committee
Hires new staff, oversees current employees, and updates contracts.
Public Information Committee

 Provides information about Temple Beth El through press releases, public service announcements, Facebook, the TBE website, flyers, and the membership newsletter.


Ritual Committee

Collaborates with the Rabbi and Tefilah Leaders on ritual practices, and maintains ritual objects and prayer books.


Social Action Committee

Provides meals to homeless shelters, organizes TBE member participation in social and environmental justice events and projects, and disseminates information from Union of Reform Judaism’s Religious Action Center.