House of Prayer

  Worship/Ritual   Susan Shmookler
  Music/Wandering Jews Band   Rita Guthrie

House of Study

  Religious School/Education   Shari Gluskin and Janet Hogan, co-chairs
  Adult Education   Contact Elliot Gluskin

House of Assembly

  Budget/Finance   Jay Plotnick
  Fundraising   Liz Kamp and Jett Sarachek, co-chairs

Home of Community

  Kahillat Chesed (Mitzvah Corps)   Debi Nelson
  Membership  Beth Marquardt
  Social Action   Cheryl Shadick
    Wine Club   David Vaida
    Let’s Eat Club   Stuart Shmookler
    TSS Book Club   Marcia Berkow
    Create and Connect   Norman Sarachek,Judy Belmont
    Excursions   Entire committee
  Brotherhood   Don Bastian
  Marketing/Website   Elliot Gluskin

Social Action Committee

As Reform Jews, social action is what we do and who we are.  Social justice is a central concept of how we conduct our lives and place our priorities. We will strive to develop a robust and comprehensive program of social action at Temple Shirat Shalom.  We want to put our faith into action by reaching out to others in our community to become agents of social justice in our Jewish and secular communities.

The social action committee develops social action projects and goals for the congregation.  Also, themes of social justice are integrated into the religious school curriculum.  A social action project is an integral part of b’nai mitzvah preparation.

Through the social action committee, we hope to mobilize the congregation to engage in projects and programs to help our temple community, the local community, and to serve the greater community on the national and international scale. These projects might address issues of clothing, food security, and housing/shelter.  Other areas of concern focus attention on children’s issues as well as human trafficking. We will also develop interfaith outreach initiatives.

We want to evaluate current event issues from a Jewish perspective, and create an advocacy program to explore issues and define what and how to effect change in the world around us.

If you are interested in volunteering for our social action committee, please click here.

Fun Committee  (activities committee)

Our goal is to develop a sense of community within the Temple membership, for friendship, fun, fellowship, and fundraising  to make our congregation an extended family of choice and a true support network.  .  The fun committee sponsors a year-round program of events and activities, designed to build relationships among congregants, and strengthen the bonds between Temple members beyond the confines of formal services and Temple walls.  We want to make our Temple house into a home, and turn our membership into an extended family.  Whether it takes the form of a lecture series, trip to a museum, or progressive dinner – the idea is to just have some fun!