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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead

Beth Shalom is a community built on the energy, passion, dedication, and love of its volunteers. There are many opportunities for adults, youth, and families to become involved in the building and nurturing of the Beth Shalom community.  We not only welcome but also value whatever contributions people can give, whether it is a one time contribution or a more regular one . By providing a variety of volunteer opportunities that can be tailored to individual and family circumstances, our members can experience the camaraderie and warmth of our community and make a difference. If you are interested in any of the committees below, feel free to email using the link provided or call the office.

The Caring Committee is integral part of our community. At Beth Shalom, we do more than learn, worship, and gather together; we also share in each other's joys and support each other during difficult times.  The Caring Committee helps the Beth Shalom community in performing Mitzvot such as Bikur Kholim (visiting the sick), Nikhum Avelim (comforting the mourner), Nikhum Metzukah (comforting the distressed), and Shalom Tinok (welcoming a new baby). Contact:

The Communications & Marketing Committee, in close collaboration with the Board, other committees, and volunteers, handles the marketing of Beth Shalom and its events.  This committee also strives to improve the internal communication among Beth Shalom leaders, volunteers, and members. Communications and marketing includes the L'Chayim (Beth Shalom's newsletter), social media, the website, booklets, invitations, and other publications and graphics. Contact:

The Endowment/Investment Committee and Finance Committee both assist the Treasurer. The former helps in overseeing the congregational investments, and the latter helps in overseeing the finances of the congregation and in the execution of financial policies. Contact:

The Fundraising Committee creates fundraising opportunities within Beth Shalom and with the community, centralizes all fundraising activities, and works with the office and Communications and Marketing to publicize these events. Fundraising events have included the Giving Tuesday campaign, the Beth Shalom Gala, and the "Buy a Brick" Campaign.

The Landscape Committee focuses on the beautification of our temple grounds.  The Grounds Cleanup and Beautification days are wonderful opportunities for adults, teens, children, and families to come together. The Landscape Committee welcomes all - no experiences is needed.  Come when you can and stay for however long you can! Contact:

The Membership Committee engages in outreach to attract prospective members, welcome new members, and retain existing members.  This committee works closely with all committees to create an atmosphere that encourages members of Beth Shalom to continue their active participation in all aspects of temple life for as long as they reside in the community. It helps to promote temple involvement and a sense of belonging, and monitors member status. Contact:

The Ritual Committee works with the rabbi and leadership to enrich the spiritual life at Beth Shalom.  Members help plan ritual services including: Shabbat Evening Service, Special Shabbat Services (e.g., Interfaith Shabbat of Gratitude), the High Holy Days, and other religious observances. The committee also provides guidelines and procedures for religious events and family celebrations such as conversions, births, baby naming, etc. Past efforts have also included the publication of Beth Shalom’s own Siddurs, the organization of a group tour of Israel, and celebrating our members who have been married for 50 years or more. Contact:

The Safety & Security Committee works to create and maintain the security of Beth Shalom by providing a safe environment for members, securing our building, and securing our major assets. These duties involve working with local law enforcement and other such agencies. There are several sub-committees: Core Safety Leadership, Prep Team, Health & Wellness Team, School Safety Team, and Safety Coordinator. Contact:

The School Committee serves an important role in helping the Director of Religious School create an engaging and fun educational environment for students.  It assists, supports and advises the Director of Religious Education by facilitating open communications with school parents through bimonthly "parent chat" meetings, helping with special holiday celebrations and other events, and promoting the school's fundraising programs. The chair of this committee also helps establish the school budget, personnel, and curricula. Contact:

The Social Action Committee's driving mission is the pursuit of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. This committee provides individual and group opportunities that allow members to pursue Tikkun Olam through Tzedakah, acts of kindness, and social justice. Such opportunities include the Yom Kippur Food and Turkey Drives, and Mitzvah Day, in which families work with local charities to improve our community and respond to the those in need. Contact:

The Social Committee creates, plans and organizes social events which allow members to strengthen existing friendships and form new ones. Their work is an integral part of creating a fun, engaged community here at Beth Shalom. Events have included a family Hanukkah party, the adult Purim party, the annual pool party, family game nights, Got Culture, and Shabbaton (Beth Shalom's weekend retreat). Contact:

The Sound/AV Committee maintains and provides resources for all sound and A/V needs, and for services and special events. The Sound Committee works with other committees to determine the appropriate needs at events and assists in providing staff and equipment to satisfy those needs. 

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