February 26, 2017  |  30 Shevat 5777
Volunteering

Committees

Looking to get involved with Temple Beth Sholom’s many programs?  Interested in exercising your leadership muscles?   Get involved with one of our committees!   Our many committee groups are a great way to be a part of all of the action and behind the scenes planning!

 

 

 



 

Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall consist of all the Officers and its members shall consult with and advise the President. The committee shall hold regular monthly meetings.

 

Membership Committee

 The Membership Committee in consultation with the Vice-President Membership shall have the responsibility of obtaining, intergrating and retaining members. It shall obtain, keep current and make available to the Officers and Trustees, the identity of any appropriate information pertinent to all members.

 

Program Committee
This Committee in consultation with the Vice-President Programming shall have the overall responsibility for developing and coordinating, year-round programming of social and cultural activities.

 

Legal Committee
The Legal Committee shall have charge of, and shall provide advice to and consult with Officers and Board of Trustees with respect to all legal matters and proceedings involving the Congregation. The Chairperson of the Legal Committee, or in his absence any other member of the Committee, shall be designated as the Parliamentarian.

 

Budget and Finance Committee
This Committee in coordination with the Vice-President Finance/Fund Raising shall be responsible for the examination, verification and general review of the books of account and the funds of the Congregation and shall make reports at least quarterly in each year and at such other times as the Board of Trustees of the membership shall request. It shall prepare a proposed annual budget and shall submit such budget to the Board of Trustees at its April meeting. It shall prepare a summary of the budget with such recommendations as shall be made by the Board of Trustees which shall be mailed to the membership with notice of the Annual Meeting. This committee shall propose fees for the use of the Temple's facilities.

 

Fund Raising Committee
The Fund Raising Committee in consultation with the Vice-President Finance/Fund Raising shall coordinate and supervise all fund raising events and program. It shall be charged with the responsibility of raising funds and developing an endowment fund.


House Committee
This Committee under the direction of the Administration shall have general charge of maintenance and repair of the Temple buildings and facilities. It shall establish house rules. It shall have the authority to expend or authorize expenditures up to the sum of $2000.00, for any single item.

Board of Education
The Board of Education shall function in consultation with the Vice-President Education. It shall act in overall supervision of the Nursery and the Religious Schools and shall oversee participation in the Hebrew High School program. It shall establish educational policy and standards; it shall review and recommend the school budget; it shall administer and recommend the engaging and discharging of principals, head teachers, teachers and othe employees. The Board of Education shall administer and recommend the fixing of salaries and recommend tuition fees and other charges. Membership of the Board of Education shall consist of a Chairperson and no less than twelve (12) members and no more than sixteen (16) members appointed by the President of the Temple. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the total membership of the Committee.

Religious Affairs Committee
This Committee shall consist of no less than fourteen (14) members and no more than eighteen (18) members including the Chairperson. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the total membership of the Committee. It shall in conjunction with the Vice-President Religious Affairs and under the direction of the Rabbi:
1. Learn and then teach the Board of Trustees and the general membership the Conservative aproach of Jewish ritual, worship and Synagogue practice;
2. Arrange for regular adult worship services appropriate to the needs of the Congregation for weekday, Sabbaths, holidays and special occasions;
3. Present for the consideration of the Board of Trustees a set of guiding principles for religious services in the Synagogue and a set of standards for Sabbath, holiday and Kashrut observances on Synagogue premises or at affairs sponsored by the Synagogue;
4. Present to the Board of Trustees any proposals for major changes in Synagogue ritual;
5. Confer with the Board of Education on those aspects of the Synagogue service and ritual which involve the participation of school children;
6. In conjunction with the Rabbinical Committee, arrange and conduct interviews with candidates for positions on the religious staff and present recommendations to the Board of Trustees for filling any vacancies;
7. Maintain responsibility for seating arrangements on the High Holy Days and for distribution of Synagogue "honors".

 

Public Relations Committee
The Public Relations Committee shall work in conjunction with the Clergy, Professional Staff and Administration to coordinate publicity within the Synagogue and community. 


Community Relations/Social Action Committee
This committee in consultation with the Vice-President Programming shall be responsible for developing and maintaing liason with Jewish and general organizations in the community. It shall study community problems which may arise and make recommendations for appropriate action to the Board of Trustees.

Jewish/Israel Affairs Committee
This committee in consultation with the Vice-President Programming shall be responsible for programs involving the Jewish People throughout the world.

Chesed Committee
The Chesed Committee in consultation with the Administration and Clergy shall concern itself with the good and welfare of the Synagogue, extending assistance and comfort to the congregants.

Adult Education Committee
This committee in consultation with the Vice-President Education shall be responsible for developing a program of education for the adults of the Congregation and the Jewish community.

Camp Committee
The Camp Committee shall be under the direction of the Executive Committee. It shall act in overall supervision of the Summer Program and administer its operation. It shall establish policy and review and recommend the camp budget.

Youth Activities Committee
This committee in consultation with the Vice President - Education shall act in furtherance of all activities involving the youth of the Temple and community. 



Cemetery Committee
The Cemetery Committee under the direction of the Executive Committee shall have general charge of all cemetery land and facilities owned by the Temple, including the division and sale of the graves therein, interments, erection of the monuments and the beautification and maintenace of such land and facilities. It shall establish rules and regulations and fix all charges and fees for graves and facilities. It shall have authority to expend or authorize expenditures up to the sum of $1000.00 for any single item

Judaica Museum Committee
The Judaica Museum Committee, chaired by the Curator and in consultation with the Administration, shall administer the Judaica Museum. The Judaica Museum shall collect, preserve, exhibit and interpert ceremonial and secular objects to encourage understanding and appreciation of our Judaic heritage.

 

Memorial and Arts Committee
This committee shall be a permanent committee and shall consist of the Past Presidents of the Temple who are members of the Temple, the incumbent President, Executive Vice-President, Rabbi, Chairman of the House Committee and all other members appointed by the President. Its Chairperson shall be designated by the President. All proposed Temple purchases, acquisitions, construction, landscaping and similar matters having any esthetic consideration shall be submitted to this Committee for its recommendation. This Committee shall make all determinations and shall fix rules and regulations pertaining to the nature, size, location, inscription and other characteristics with respect to the esthetic features of all plaques and memorials in or on Temple premises. In discharging its duties the Committee may engage such technical and professional assistance as it deems advisable, the expense of which shall be subject to prior approval of the Board.

 

Rabbinical Committee
The Rabbinical Committee shall be composed of all Past Presidents who are members of the Temple and the incumbent President and incumbent Executive Vice-President. Its Chairperson shall be the immediate Past President of the Temple. This committee shall consult with the Rabbi and the Cantor for the purpose of transmitting to them the attitudes, desires and reactions of the membership, and in conjunction with the Religious Affairs Committee, shall arrange and conduct interviews with candidates for positions on the religious staff and present recommendations to the Board of Trustees for filling any vacancies.

 

Special Commitees
The President may from time to time appoint such committees, in addition to those named above, in consultation with the Executive Committee. In addition, committees may be created by the Board of Trustees. The President shall submit membership lists of such committees to the Board of Trustees as soon as practical. All committees shall keep minutes of their proceedings and the same shall be open for inspection by the Board of Trustees

 

Approval of Board of Trustees
The acts of all committees, whether permanent, standing or special, and of each subcommittee, shall at all times be subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees

 


If you are interested in serving on one of these committees, please contact our Executive Director Donna Bartolomeo at 516-621-2288 x113 or email her at dbartolomeo@tbsroslyn.org

 




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