Chair: Anthony Borders
This committee administers the synagogue building and other property of the Congregation. This includes making repairs and improvements to the property or building and also preparing the building for all worship services, meetings and educational, cultural and community events.
Chair: Howard Eisenstark
Chair: Rabbi Lee Bycel
This committee oversees the activities for the the youth of our congregation in conjunction with the Director of Education and the and Vice President - Education. This committee also oversees the Shorashim Program for children ages 18 months - 5 years, and the Camp Chaverim for two weeks each summer.
Chair: Bill Chiat
The Finance Committee oversees all aspects of the financial affairs and health of the congregation on behalf of the Board and works closely with and provides advice and counsel to the Treasurer. Its principal role is to develop analyses and recommendations for consideration by the Board. The committee assists the Treasurer in closely monitoring the congregation’s financial health throughout the year including net cash flow, cash balances and comparisons with budgets and longer term financial plans. It also works closely with the Treasurer to ensure effective financial processes and controls are in place, as well as the development of the annual budget and other financial plans. Committee members include the Treasurer and up to five congregation members in good standing deemed to have the requisite skills and experience to competently discharge the committee’s responsibilities.
Chair: Wayne Batwin
Chair: Henni Cohen
The library committee oversees the newly established Conrey Library at Congregation Beth Shalom. The library’s purpose is to provide a separate, beautiful space for research, reference, recreational reading, educational purposes and study incorporating relevant technology. The committee collaborates with the religious school, building and property, ritual and educational committees to ensure that there is full access to the extensive range of Jewish thought, history and culture for the congregation and community at large. Volunteers are encouraged to join the committee to help create dynamic programing and events and help with technology and maintenance of the library.
Chair: Joan Harris
Ongoing education is an essential part of Jewish life. Congregation Beth Shalom provides a range of educational opportunities for adults; new classes and educational programs are presented each year.
Chair: Ada Press
This committee offers a warm welcome to new as well as long-time members. It recruits and orients new members to the Congregation, encourages their participation and develops and implements programs to retain all members. The committee is responsible for member support services such as the Shofar bulletin, the Shofar annual membership directory, and caring services which provide appropriate and temporary support to members in need due to illness or loss.
Chair: Barbara Lustig
Chair: Robin Stearn
Chair: Jay Blitstein
This committee coordinates all aspects of public worship for the Congregation, including the purchase and maintenance of all items used in the worship services.
Chair: Rhonda Simon