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Our committee structure and member volunteers are the lifeblood of our vibrant congregation. Ask questions, find out what’s needed and wanted.
ARZA. To educate and familiarize the congregation about the Association of Reform Zionists of America and matters pertaining to the State of Israel.
Audit. To review after the close of each fiscal year the financial books, records and funds of the temple, and to report in writing the condition and financial state of the temple to the Board of Trustees during the month of September next succeeding the close of such fiscal year. The chairperson of this committee shall not be a member of the Board of Trustees.
Budget and Finance. To assist the Treasurer and Financial Secretary, and to assist in preparing a detailed estimate projecting the income and expenses for the ensuing fiscal year and to advise the board, as the committee deems necessary, on financial planning for the current and succeeding years.
Caring Community. To help care for those within and outside the congregation who require assistance due to illness, infirmity, poverty or other circumstance. The committee shall do this by providing food, transportation, visits and similar services and is not to serve as a substitute for professional or clerical help.
College. To plan and prepare regional programs for and to keep in touch with partners’ children in college.
Communications – External/Marketing. To publicize and promote the activities of Temple Beth El within the temple, in the local community of Huntington and to the global Jewish community; utilizing and maintaining the temple’s website for the purpose of attracting new partners and informing current partners of temple activities; and to provide news releases to local media.
Communications – Internal/Bulletin. To provide for effective communication among congregants, board, clergy and staff utilizing all effective modalities.
Continuing Education. To organize and conduct programs for the education of the congregation and Jewish community at large to the concepts, ideals and heritage of Judaism.
Development (Fundraising). To plan and implement a program for major gifts and deferred giving.
Facilities Management. To keep the building and property of the congregation in good order and repair, and to supervise the custodial staff. It shall make an annual inventory of the property of the temple and report the result to the Board of Trustees on or before March 1 of each year. It shall keep a register of all functions of the congregation, and all auxiliaries and any other activities to be held therein.
Families with Young Children. To organize and oversee the activities of families with children ages newborn through Kindergarten age.
General Counsel. To advise the officers of the temple with regard to legal matters in connection with the affairs of the temple and to represent the temple with regard to legal matters, when necessary. The General Counsel reports to the Board of Trustees through the President.
Health, Safety and Security. To review and make recommendations for maintaining first aid supplies and defibrillator and otherwise making recommendations for the health, safety and security of persons on the temple premises.
Kol Nidre. To organize and carry out the annual Kol Nidre Appeal.
Library. To oversee the operations and programing of the temple library.
Music and Arts. To encourage a greater appreciation of the Jewish culture and heritage through concerts, talks, exhibits and performances at Temple Beth El. Its aim is primarily educational and will attempt to bring said performances to the synagogue at Sabbath services and special mornings and evenings for the benefit of the congregation.
Outreach. To prepare and implement a program of Audacious Hospitality to reach out to all those interested in Judaism and currently not engaged in Jewish life, including traditional and non-traditional families, interfaith families, members of LGBT community, multi-cultural families and persons with disabilities.
Partnership, Hospitality and Retention. To secure new partners, to retain present partners, to extend hospitality to all partners, new and old, and to report to the Board of Trustees, each month, the names of all new partners and of those present partners who have resigned.
Personnel. To review and maintain job descriptions, personnel policies and manual, and apprise the President of any pertinent rules and regulations concerning non-contractual employees.
Religious School/Hebrew High. To assist the Director of Education to formulate the curriculum and requirements of the Religious School and to oversee the activities of the Religious School and Hebrew High School.
Restricted Funds. To recommend policy with regard to the temple’s Restricted Funds; to oversee the fundraising, contributions and distributions of the Replenishment Fund; and to report, at least annually, to the Board of Trustees.
Ritual. To advise, consider and assist, in cooperation with the Rabbi and Cantor, with respect to the rituals and observations of the temple, and to promote such services in the home as will enhance the value of Jewish living.
Rose Klein Memorial Program. To plan and present an annual program for the further education of our congregants.
Singles. To serve the mature single congregants of TBE through social, educational and spiritual activities.
Social Action. To sponsor and promote congregants’ participation in programs addressing the social, political and economic issues of our society.
Special Events. To make and help carry out detailed plans of activities designed to raise funds necessary for the efficient operation of the temple.
Strategic Planning. To evaluate future needs of the congregation, including but not limited to, the facilities, interior design, furnishings and capital equipment.
Technology. To research and recommend both computer hardware and software for the furtherance of Jewish education and orderly administration of the offices at Temple Beth El, and to advise the President regarding the state of the application of modern technology by the temple.
Temple Use and Catering. To be responsible for overseeing the rental of temple facilities according to the policy and rates as established by the Board of Trustees.
Youth Activities. To organize the temple youth into a group or groups for the conduct of social, cultural and religious activities.