Standing committees of Temple Shaarei Shalom are:
The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers of the Congregation and the Immediate Past President. It shall meet at least once a month with the President serving as Chair. It shall prepare the agenda for meetings of the Board and of the Congregation and recommend policy for the approval and action of the Board. The committee shall also serve as an evaluation committee of all senior staff members. The Executive Committee shall advise and recommend actions consistent with the overall fiscal responsibility for the Congregation. The Committee shall develop the budget for the next fiscal year in collaboration with Vice Presidents and their committee chairs and Auxiliary Presidents.
The Membership Committee develops programs for the recruitment of new members and retention of current members and information and assistance for prospective members. The committee interviews and welcomes new members and seeks to help new members become active participants in the Congregation. The Membership Committee also develops outreach programs.
Religious Services Committee
The Religious Service Committee has the duty, in consultation with the Clergy, to develop the rituals and forms of religious activities of the congregation. It recommends to the Board and the Rabbi any changes it deems necessary for liturgy and other musical portions in conformity with the practices of Reform Judaism.
Religious Services Chair, Maxine Baker
Social Outreach Action and Reform (SOAR) Committee
The SOAR Committee shall serve as a liaison between the Congregation and the community-at-large in the pursuit of social action and social justice. SOAR employs a combination of hands-on volunteer projects that meet immediate needs, education about the underlying policy involved, and advocacy to stimulate long-term solutions.
SOAR Chair, Holly Bromer
Religious School Committee
The Religious School Committee shall assist in the establishment and administration of the educational program of the Religious School, under the supervision of the Rabbi and the Education Director. It shall recommend and enforce Religious School policies and procedures, subject to the approval of the Board.
- The Rabbi and Education Director of the Religious School shall develop the curriculum and review it annually with the committee.
- The Education Director shall hire and dismiss teachers and administrative personnel for the School, and negotiate employment agreements in consultation with the Clergy and Temple President.
- The Religious School Committee, the PTO, and the Religious Services Committee will coordinate religious and social activities.
- The Religious School Committee will evaluate and review the needs of the Religious School and make recommendations to the Education Director accordingly.