Committees

Get involved, be a part of our community...below are some examples of members' activities.

ADULT EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Adult classes and field trips are often led by our dynamic Rabbi, our beloved Hebrew and Judaica teacher Nada Oz  or by guest speakers.  

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee  performs mitzvot and gives tzedakah...charity and social justice. . Members of the Social Action Committee have participated in charitable activities at the VA Hospital, preparing meals and collecting donations for Safe Harbor Shelter, collecting baby items for Maternal and Child Health Consortium, and providing direct assistance and mentoring to local families in need.

CARING COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

 No member of our expanded family should feel alone or hopeless.   This committee provides for the needs of temple members experiencing  personal difficulties.  Most services include providing meals to families who are too ill to cook, or rides to  events, appointments, and to services.  

YOUTH GROUP

The Youth Group committee plans and runs fun social events for the children of the synagogue. The events  strengthen  community among  the children and their relationship with the synagogue. The Youth Group also partners with the Social Action Committee holding events that give back to those in need.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Religious Education Committee provides support and assistance to the Director of Religious Education in all aspects of educational and social functions related to the Religious School.  

PLAYGROUP

The preschool program  meets once per month during religious school hours. Playgroup is led by the parents of the preschoolers. The curriculum focuses on Jewish holidays, bible stories, Shabbat rituals, the importance of mitzvot, and an introduction to the “aleph bets.” By learning songs, making crafts, telling stories, playing games and, of course, eating snacks,  the joy of Judaism is shared in a warm and nurturing environment.

CULTURE CLUB

 The club sponsors 4-6 events each year ranging from plays, concerts, museums and gallery walks, to day trips and arboretum strolls, or simply fun-filled adventures - many with a specific Jewish focus.

Membership Committee

Welcoming to  all our new members, this committee helps integrate Beth Chaim to new members lives.    Our members are like family and membership should enhance our spiritual, intellectual and social being.

Building Committee

The  Building Committee works to maintain and improve the  beautiful synagogue and grounds. Responsibilities range from recommending vendors who perform regular  lawn service and snow removal, to organizing spring and fall cleaning activities. 

Historian

The Temple Historian maintains a history of the synagogue and keeps records of members’ life cycle events, including Brit Milah,  B'Nai Mitzvahs, weddings and yahrzeits.

Newsletter Committee

This talented committee writes, edits and prints articles for the active and informative and essential monthly temple newsletter.    

Finance/Budget Committee

The Finance/Budget Committee is responsible for developing & proposing the yearly budget. 

High Holidays Committee

Help organize and arrange High Holiday services and events in conjunction with the Rabbi and Cantor.

Ritual Committee

  With the Rabbi and President of the congregation, this committee  awards  honors at the High Holiday services. This Committee also maintains an inventory of the prayer books and ritual items as well as discussing and implementing religious policies of the Congregation.