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 Education: Arranges programs and activities to enrich the Jewish knowledge of the Congregation.
Budget & Finance: Collects financial information from committees and staff, and compiles a balanced budget to present to the Board of Trustees for its approval.
Brotherhood: Organizes Brotherhood functions and events, i.e., decorate temple sukkah, sports night, breakfast programs.
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.
College Outreach: Sends out holiday packages to the college students.
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).
Education: In conjunction with the Rabbi and Director of Education, establishes operating policies and curriculum for the Religious School, and requirements for Confirmation.
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.
Housing: 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.
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.
Landscaping: Helps designs landscaping plans for the building and implement those plans.
Library: Creates and maintains a user-friendly library that is available for serious study.
Membership: Encourages unaffiliated individuals to join the Congregation. Develops programs for the recruitment, orientation, integration and retention of all Temple Members.
Music: Coordinates and reviews all aspects of the Temple relating to music, including arranging for special musical programs.
Outreach: Provides programs and activities to support interfaith families, Jews by Choice and potential Jews by Choice, and encourages a Jewish way of life.
Personnel: Sets policies and oversees the execution of policies relating to the terms and conditions of employment of professional and nonprofessional Temple staff.
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.
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 Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation, and provides Torah’s for consecration.
Social Action: Provides programs and activities to educate the Congregation about social action issues and serving the community in the spirit of Judaism.
Youth: Oversees the Youth groups that provide extracurricular programs and activities which enhance positive Jewish identification for the youth of the Congregation.