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Ways to Get Involved

Temple Sinai offers many opportunities for involvement. We encourage you become active in any of the committees or groups that might interest you. If you would like to become involved or find out more about a particular committee, please contact the chairperson or group leader listed below.

Volunteer Committees and Groups
 

Adult Ed & Culture Membership & Engagement
Brotherhood Music
Budget & Finance Personnel
Building & Grounds Ritual
Choir Safety & Security
Development & Fundraising   School
Hesed/Caring Sisterhood
Inclusion Social Action
Israel Social Justice
Long Range Planning Youth

Adult Education & Culture: Arranges programs and activities to enrich the Jewish knowledge of the Congregation. Contact Sandy Slavet

Brotherhood: Organizes Brotherhood functions and events, i.e., decorate temple sukkah, sports night, breakfast programs. Contact Jon Cohan

Budget & Finance : Collects financial information from committees and staff, and compiles a balanced budget to present to the Board of Trustees for its approval.  Contact Rhonda Jansky

Building & Grounds: Responsible for maintaining the facilities of the Congregation and establishing, in conjunction with the Executive Director, the rules and regulations for the use of the facilities. Contact David Shore or Barry Fritz

Choir: Promotes worship through Jewish choral music. A mixed group of novice and experienced singers who rehearse weekly and sing in Shabbat services and occasional other special events. Contact Cantor Becky Khitrik

College Outreach: Sends out holiday packages to the college students. Contact Iris Sherman

Communications: Oversees all publicity on behalf of the congregation, including all committees. The communications committee also includes the Temple Bulletin Editor (who overseas the editing, printing and distributing of the temple bulletin) and the Webmaster (who updates the temple website with news and calendar information).

Development & Fundraising: Responsible for all specialized and general fund raising for the Temple, exclusive of Sisterhood and Brotherhood, and the establishment of guidelines and procedures for solicitation and recognition of donors. Contact Jill Goldberg Arnold

Hesed/Caring: Strives to support the Temple Sinai community during times of need by offering strength, steadfastness and kindness. Reaches out to Temple members who have experienced hardship or a death in the family. Contact  Sharyn Keimach or Lisa Fireman

Inclusion: Committed to raising awareness, access and acceptance for individuals with disabilities and their family members by making inclusion and explicit value in everything we do at Temple Sinai. Contact Sandy Slavet

Israel: Coordinates, publicizes and administers the Passport to Israel program as well as educates the congregation about Israel through Israel Independence Day and other programs. Contact Sandy Slavet

Landscaping: Helps designs landscaping plans for the building and implement those plans. Contact Barry Fritz

Library: Creates and maintains a user-friendly library that is available for serious study. Contact Beth Goldman

Long Range Planning: Plans, discusses and recommends strategic goals for Temple Sinai for approval by the Board of Trustees as needed. Contact Jeanette Fritz

Membership & Engagement: Encourages unaffiliated individuals to join the Congregation. Develops programs for the recruitment, orientation, integration and retention of all Temple Members. Contact Ally Berenson or Jen Ezer

Music: Coordinates and reviews all aspects of the Temple relating to music, including arranging for special musical programs. Contact Jon Bashein

Personnel: Sets policies and oversees the execution of policies relating to the terms and conditions of employment of professional and nonprofessional Temple staff. Contact Jeanette Fritz

Ritual: Advises the Rabbi regarding the format and structure of worship and ritual practices for the Congregation; determines the requirements for becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Contact Jay Ritt or Jeffrey Schnipper

Safety & Security: Advises the Board of Trustees on physical and operational security and safety resources, policies and procedures for the Congregation, the Religious School and buildings and grounds. Contact David Shore

School: Partner with the Director of Education, the Rabbi, and other interested and dedicated parents to develop policies and programming for the Religious School.  Work with School staff at our various special programs, such as the Pancake Breakfast, Mitzvah Day, and Holiday Festivals. Contact Beth Berkley

Sisterhood: Offers community programming and education. Runs the temple gift shop. Supports the temple in various ways by providing volunteer services and donations.  Provides gifts for individuals becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah and provides sifrei Torah (Torah scrolls) for consecration. Contact Amy Clayman

Social Action: Provides programs and activities to educate the Congregation about social action issues and serving the community in the spirit of Judaism. For more information about Mitzvah Day 2020 (March 29, 2020), contact Elisa Buchsbaum or Elissa Pototsky

Social Justice: Engages in learning about legislative issues and budget priorities in the Commonwealth through the lens of Jewish values, performs lobbying and testifying before our state representatives and senators, and forms valuable partnerships with local organizations who are helping to turn inaction into actionable results. Contact Aimee Gindin

Youth: Oversees the Youth groups that provide extracurricular programs and activities which enhance positive Jewish identification for the youth of the Congregation. Contact Jon Nelson

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