One Way You Can Make A Difference:
JOIN A TEMPLE COMMITTEE
Please contact the Temple office to join one of our committees.
Caring Community – Help to plan the caring agenda for our Temple community. Arrange visits and meals for ill congregants, assist in setting up homes for Shiva, reach out to upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, welcome new babies, and so much more.
Strategic/Long Range Planning – Envision the Temple Emanu-El of the future and plan how we will meet our goals.
Family Education – This is a sub-committee of the Religious School and Lifelong Learning committees. Its purpose is to help create and plan family programs with the Rabbi and Principal of our Religious School.
Finance – Are numbers your thing? The Finance Committee is looking for people to oversee the Temple's bookkeeping and cash management functions and develop and monitor budgets.
Housing – Are you handy? We're looking for people to assist with repairing and renovating Temple buildings and property, as well as help make plans for the future.
Investment – The Investment Committee is responsible for monitoring the current portfolio of the Endowment Fund and suggesting new investments consistent with the mandate of the fund. The committee meets 4 times a year.
Israel / ARZA – Help support Israel and awareness of the Jewish homeland as well as the Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA). Help bring Israel programs to the Temple.
Kolaynu – Temple Emanu-El monthly bulletin, published monthly, and mailed out to the entire Congregation.
Legal – We're looking for esquires to assist with contract development and advise on various issues as they arise.
Library – We are always in need of new people to help us work in the library, organize our books, recommend new materials, organize visiting author programs, and run our Book Fair.
Lifelong Learning – Help to set goals for lifelong learning, including adult education and education for all. Members of this committee are responsible for planning our annual Scholar-in-Residence program, book club, Israel and Jewish Film Series, weekly Lunch n' Learn with the Rabbi, Adult Confirmation, and more.
Membership – Want to help us attract and retain members? Help plan events such as the Ice Cream Social, New Member Shabbat, the Chai Club celebration for members of 18 or more years, and the Membership Appreciation Picnic.
Music – This is a great way to help with the behind the scenes for music and the choirs. If you are interested in helping with this committee, you do not need to have a musical background.
Program – Help with special Temple programs, from concerts to comedy night and more.
Publicity – Spread the word about Temple Emanu-El. Write press releases and arrange publicity about our activities in newspapers, on TV and through other media.
Religious School/Youth – Our children are our future! Work with our Principal and Rabbi to develop policies and oversee events for our Religious School.
Ritual – Get the inside scoop by working with the Rabbi to create worship policies and services as well as coordinate details for High Holy Day and festival observances.
Social Action –Would you like to create a better world? Join the Social Action Committee and assist with projects such as Mitzvah Day, the School Supply drive, Families Feeding Families and other ways to achieve Tikkun Olam – the repair of the world.
Technology – Bits and bytes here. We are always in need of help to keep the Temple's computer systems, website, phones and more running smoothly.
Ways and Means – Fun-raising and fund-raising!!! You can do both as a member of this committee. Events include Spaghetti Dinner, Auctions, Comedy Night.