We have many active committees at Beth Am. Below is a listing of the committees, their upcoming activities, meeting times and chairpeople. Please feel free to join us at any time and get involved. We would love to have you!
The Adult Education Committee, in cooperation with the Rabbi, promotes educational activities, and plans courses, programs, and events to increase knowledge of Jewish religion, culture and heritage.
Contact: Jill Green, email@example.com
The Beautification Committee was formed as an offshoot of the Building and Grounds Committee to oversee and implement any design choices necessary to enhance our temple setting. Our immediate goal is the completion of our Sanctuary Redesign Plan. With Phase 1 (Bima reconstruction) and Phase 2 (seating) completed, we are now working on Phase 3 (walls and lighting).
Beautification meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 PM. Please join us.
Chairs: Marcia Greenberg, firstname.lastname@example.org and Diane Sussman
The Bingo committee is a fun time. An event is created for community members to come together for a night of socializing and fun. Volunteer help is always needed at Bingo every Tuesday and certain Thursdays. See the Bingo page for our current flier.
BINGO every Tuesday. Doors open at 5:30 pm, Game starts at 7:30 pm.
We will be having FUN Bingo on the First Thursday of every month.
If you would like to volunteer to help with BINGO please call Bette Gratz or contact the Temple office.
BUDGET AND FINANCE
The Budget and Finance Committee monitors the financial condition of the temple by maintaining a detailed accounting of income and expenses. This committee is also responsible for preparation of an annual budget.
Chair: Barry Fried, email@example.com
BUILDING AND GROUNDS
The Building and Grounds Committee evaluates, recommends and facilitates all work relating to the maintenance, upkeep and improvements to our building and property, including oversight of the Temple custodian and seasonal contractors. Our objectives for 2009 are the creation of a Temple Maintenance Manual and the implementation of Energy Conservation projects.
Building and Grounds meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 8:00 PM.
Chair: Keith Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cemetery Committee is responsible for the management of the Temple cemetery. It offers cemetery plots for sale to members of the Temple and arranges for grave openings and the construction of foundations for memorial monuments. In addition, it approves all plans for such monuments.
To get to the cemetary, enter 77 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, NY in your favorite map search website or gps.
It will be located across the street from this address.
The Cemetery Committee meets on an ‘as needed’ basis.
Chair: Bob Dworkin
Brochure: please click here
The Fund Raising Committee organizes and produces a variety of events throughout the year which are both profitable to the Temple and enjoyable to our members.
The Fundraising Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM.
Chair: Zizette Deutsch
The Membership Committee actively seeks to grow our congregation by disseminating information about our Temple community to prospective new members. It strives to help new and present members alike become an integral part of our Temple family. It also develops programs for the retention of existing members.
The Membership Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 PM.
The Marketing Committee is responsible for the publication of a regular Temple Bulletin, for arranging coverage of Temple events by local news media and for the design and publication of advertising. This is done in cooperation with other Beth Am Temple committees, arms, organizations and the clergy as appropriate.
The Marketing Committee meets on an ‘as needed’ basis.
Chair: Wayne Brown
The Religious School Committee takes responsibility for the education of our children. With the advice and cooperation of the Rabbi and the Principal it establishes all regulations necessary for the governing of the school. It helps formulate educational goals and evaluates the progress of the school. Additionally, it reviews the school’s budget and the hiring of personnel.
The Religious School Committee usually meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM.
Please check the online calendar for the actual meeting date and time.
Chair: Ronni Alpert
The Ritual Committee, in cooperation with the Rabbi and the Cantor, establishes, reviews, and facilitates the rituals and observances of all Temple worship services, Festivals and Holy Days. It is responsible for maintaining the Torah scrolls, crowns, mantles and other ritual items. The Ritual Committee may discuss and decide matters pertaining to the Temple Sanctuary and liturgical materials, including prayer books. Additionally, where possible, the committee promotes practices to enhance the values of Jewish living extending into the home.
The Ritual Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 PM.
Chair: Marcia Greenberg, email@example.com.
The Social Action Committee heightens awareness and acts upon opportunities to help others in the community through projects and donations. Social Action provides the motivation for congregants to volunteer their time and services in order to address important human needs.
Please contact the chair for meeting times.
Chair: Bobbi Chertok and Diane Sussman
The Technology Committee maintains and repairs the Temple’s computers and local area network. It selects and installs software. It maintains the email system. Additionally, it reviews all requests of purchase for hardware and software to be used at the Temple.
The Technology Committee meets on an ‘as needed’ basis.
Chair: Eric Sharrin, firstname.lastname@example.org
The website committee maintains the content of the website and works hand in hand with the Technology Committee and the Marketing Committee as needed.
Webmasters: Stephen Kaplan & Eric Sharrin, email@example.com
The Youth Committee promotes activities and volunteer opportunities for our young people to enhance their friendship, knowledge and respect within the foundation of their Jewish customs and traditions. We aim to assist our youth in activities at home as well as with other Jewish youth. Keep in touch as we plan forward.
The Youth Committee meets on an ‘as needed’ basis.
Chair: Stephen Kaplan