Adult Education. 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 & Safety Committee. Responsible for repairs and maintenance of the facility and equipment. Includes Décor, Grounds, and Security subcommittees.
Children’s Education. 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. Collaborates with the treasurer on budget, fundraisers, and grant writing.
Guest Presenters. Collaborates with the Rabbi and the Holiday, K’lal Yisrael, and Adult Education committees on Jewish content special events involving visits by guest Rabbis or other teachers and presenters. Temple Beth El averages two guest presenter events a year.
Holiday. 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 Israel. Develops educational programs regarding the State of Israel and organizes congregational activities to strengthen commitment to the State of Israel.
Library. Maintains library database, shelves returned books, and collaborates with the Rabbi to purchase new titles, update the library collection, and handle donated items.
Membership. 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. Recruits members of the Temple to serve on the Board of Directors.
Personnel. Hires new staff, oversees current employees, and updates contracts.
Policy. Writes and updates Board-approved policies.
Public Information. Provides information about Temple Beth El through press releases, public service announcements, Facebook, the TBE website, flyers, and the membership newsletter.
Ritual. Collaborates with the Rabbi and Lay Leaders on ritual practices, and maintains ritual objects and prayer books.
Social Action. 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.
Technology. Collaborates with staff regarding TBE systems, including live stream, website, communication and audio/visual software and hardware.
If you are interested in joining one of the above committees please contact us. Shalom!