Standing committees of Temple Shaarei Shalom are:

Executive Committee

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.

Israel Committee

The Israel Committee’s mission is to partner with all groups within Temple Shaarei Shalom and larger community who wish to celebrate the modern state of Israel and its many accomplishments. We will offer and promote educational / cultural programming that accurately portray Israel, its history and its importance to Diaspora Jews. We welcome the expression of all viewpoints that support Israel and its right to exist in peace and security with the world community.

Israel Committee Co-Chairs, Beverly Cohen and Michael Gottlieb

Membership Committee

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 main purpose is to support the Rabbi at Shabbat Services and help out as needed at other Services. Members of the committee lead Shiva Minyan Services for our Temple members in the absence of our Clergy. Members lead monthly Shabbat or Holiday Services at local rehabilitation and retirement centers.

Religious Services Chair, Lizzy Bowers

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

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