Committees

Art — The group evaluates the art needs of the synagogue, recommends and oversees the acquisition of new pieces, and reviews proposed gifts of art in order to determine appropriateness and placement.

Building & Grounds — This committee oversees renovations and upkeep of the physical structure and maintenance of the building (including the cemetery chapel) and grounds, and makes recommendations about maintenance and improvement of both. They are charged with building security.

Cemetery — This committee recommends and oversees the implementation of policies regarding the cemetery. In conjunction with the Building and Grounds Committee, it oversees the maintenance of the cemetery grounds and chapel.

Membership — This committee develops and implements strategies to reach out to and welcome prospective and new members. They also design mechanisms to integrate new members into synagogue life.

Music — This committee advises and makes recommendations to the Cantor regarding the synagogue’s musical programming. They also plan and implement concerts and other congregational music programs.

Nursery School – Working with the Nursery School Director, this group advises on Nursery School programs and policies.

Religious Education — Working with the Director of Education, these groups plan programs and special activities for religious school families (e.g., class dinners, open houses, special programming). The committee often works in conjunction with other committees (e.g., Adult Ed, Social Action) to encourage families to be partners in the learning process.

Ritual — This committee provides feedback and offers suggestions to the Rabbi on issues relating to ritual practice, services, and the liturgy.

Social Action — This group plans and involves members in social action programs relating to activities that repair and heal the world. Ongoing programs include: clothing drive, Habitat for Humanity builds, serving at soup kitchens. The committee also collaborates with other groups to present special programs (e.g., Mitzvah Mall with Religious Education Committee, legislative breakfasts with Brotherhood, blood drive with Unitarian Society).

Youth – Working with the Educator and advisors, these adults support the efforts of and provide guidance to our youth groups.

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