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Committees at Temple Emanuel

Being a part of a committee is a great way to get involved in leadership at Temple Emanuel. Whether it's cooking, technology, or social action, there's a committee at Temple Emanuel for you.



Directors, Officers, & Committee Chairs

Job Positions and Board Members, Effective May 1st



Committee Chair

Kathy S. Cohen



Amanda Edmondson



Dedra Pentecost Cantorial Soloist  

Patty Kiser



JoAnne Brokaw

Office Assistant


Court Rosen



Avi Greenberg

1st Vice President


Meghan Tollin

2nd Vice President

 Membership Chair

Andy Goldstein


Past President

Don Stefl Secretary Security

Tomer Bitton


Building/Grounds Co-Chair


Wendy Gallo


Sisterhood Co-President

Alan Guyes



Stuart Katz


Building/Grounds Co-Chair

Brotherhood President

Tony Neuron   Librarian

Li-Or Greenberg


SCOTTY President (ex-officio)

Marci Brumberg


Adult Education

Sara Beth Katz


Member At Large

Drema Yates


Social Action

Marilyn Zeljeznjak


Sisterhood Co-President

Committee Descriptions

Budget and Finance
Deals with all financial matters of the Congregation; presents the annual budget for the approval of the Board; has complete and final jurisdiction over, and may establish a Financial Support Subcommittee to assist in, the matter of dues of new and old members; and makes recommendations on all other matters of income and expenses of the Congregation. Reviews the financial needs of the Congregation, recommends investments, and presents the fiscal reports to the Board and the Congregation.

Provides mutual help and support networks to congregants facing illness and crises and furthers the models for full inclusion of all Jews—regardless of their sexual orientation, their age, or any disability—in the community.

Responsible for the oversight and management of the cemetery and promulgates rules, procedures, regulations and fee structures related to use of the cemetery.

Publicizes Temple events within and outside the Congregation; creates marketing materials and special campaigns for member recruitment; creates and maintains the Temple website, manages the Temple’s use of social media and oversees the editing and publication of the Temple bulletin.

Establishes and develops educational programs for children and adults for the Congregation and the community in order to foster greater knowledge of the world and the Jewish heritage.  Acts as liaison to the Board for all education related committees, functions, organizations and activities.

Coordinates, administers and enlists the support of the Congregation for all congregational fund-raising efforts including but not limited to planned giving and capital campaign efforts.

Ensures that the Board fulfills its responsibilities and enables the Board to operate appropriately, effectively and efficiently in keeping with its legal and fiduciary obligations. Promotes the development of future leaders of the Congregation and drafts all suggested amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws and, as necessary, makes recommendations for changes to the By-Laws.

House And Grounds
Manages the Congregation’s building and grounds; keeps the building and properties of the Congregation in good order and repair; establishes, with the approval of the Board of Directors, rules and regulations for the use of the Congregation’s facilities; and evaluates and determines the appropriateness and acceptability of proposed additions and improvements to the Congregation’s building and properties.

Israeli Affairs
Manages and coordinates all activities of the Congregation with respect to Israeli  affairs.

Oversees the administration, staffing, purchasing and event planning involving the use of the Temple’s kitchen facilities.

Library and Archives
Collects and preserves all available historical information about the Temple  and operates the Temple Library.

Long Range Planning
Evaluates, assesses and plans for future goals, requirements and developments of the Congregation.

Develops activities, programs and procedures for the recruitment, retention, follow-up, orientation and integration of Temple members.

Music and Choir
Works with the clergy and the musical director to oversee the musical content of the Temple programs. Responsible for coordination with the Student Cantor program and supports the director, mission and work of the Temple choir.

Recruits and nominates members to serve as officers and members of the Board of Directors; maintains job descriptions of the responsibilities of each nominated position.

Social Action
Provides social action education and information; facilitates, leads and creates action-oriented opportunities for the Congregation and/or wider community in relationship to the concepts of Tzedakah and "Tikkun Olam" (repairing the world); and keeps current on social action issues of concern to the Reform movement.

Maintains, manages and acquires all technology and information technology of the Congregation, including computer hardware and software, audio visual equipment, communications equipment and building access and security systems. The Technology Committee also provides technical expertise and recommendations on technology related issues to the Board, House, Communications and other committees.

URJ Liaison
Develops strong ties between the Congregation and national institutions of Reform Judaism and promotes liberal Judaism in the world at large.

Worship and Religious Practices
Assists the Rabbi on matters related to the administration of rituals and observance, including, but not limited to, assignment of honors at Sabbath and High Holy Day Services, usher assignments, seating arrangements, Bimah assignments and selection of prayer books and materials.

Young Adults
Provides opportunities for young adults (aged 22–35), both members and prospective members, to connect to the Temple community and to clergy.

Guides and coordinates the activities of the Temple youth of grades 6-12.
Mon, June 24 2024 18 Sivan 5784