Committees, working groups, and volunteer efforts are the backbone of Temple Israel activities. By partnering with the clergy and staff, volunteers amplify everything that happens at Temple Israel. Some traditional committees have evolved to meet our changing congregational needs; new committees also arise in response to member interests. If you feel like getting involved and forming new connections, take the first step here by reaching out by letting us know.
477 Committee ( 50's & 60's)
The 477 Initiative is a program meant to enhance relationships between members in their 50’s and 60’s through cultural, social, and educational activities.
Adult Education Committee
The Adult Education Committee has been helping plan the Temple’s three year program of speakers, courses, and events on the topic of “ISRAEL AND US: Our Congregational Response to a Charged and Complex Relationship.” We invite members who would like to join us in conceptualizing and planning this important initiative.
Dedicated to documenting our congregational history as a resource for our clergy, staff, and those in the public who seek to understand the ways in which TI has impacted the history of American social, religious, and cultural development.
The Audit Committee approves the accounting policies and procedures and engages the services of a Certified Public Accountant to audit the financial report of our congregation.
Building & Grounds Committee
The Building & Grounds Committee maintains the property of the congregation, other than the cemetery, in proper physical condition.
The Cemetery Committee has a stewardship responsibility for the Cemetery Trust Fund and its use for the perpetual care of lots and graves and the general care of the cemetery.
Elementary Education Committee
Join new and returning families as we advise on policy and procedures and support the TI Education staff to harvest the fruits of their vision for a focused and forward-looking Jewish education for our students and families.
The Finance Committee prepares the annual budget for the Temple and provides recommendations and counsel to the Board on on-going financial matters.
The Green Team is committed to improving our sustainability efforts and educating our community about individual environmental responsibility. We will be working with other faith communities for systemic change on a wide range of environmental issues. Rooted in traditional Jewish ecological values—from the Torah’s command “Don’t waste” to Maimonides’ caution to recognize the inherent value of all of life—the Green Team will focus on climate change, energy use, recycling, education, social and political policy, and the environmental dimensions of social justice.
Composed of book lovers, the library committee plans the annual Joy Ungerleider Jewish Book Program. In addition, it participates in reviewing library activities and changes. It meets two to four times a year with Ann Abrams, librarian, and is a very focused and congenial group.
The Membership Committee is responsible for introducing and integrating new members into the Temple Israel community.
A member-led effort to preserve and display our Judaica collection and our communal history with support of our archives and our art collection. The goal of this committee is to enhance the cultural aspects of our congregational life.
We are interested in identifying emerging leaders – both people who are already actively involved and those who we hope will become more involved in Temple Israel life.
Riverway Project Committee (20's & 30's)
Participate in a bold, exciting initiative that connects adults in their 20’s and 30’s to each other, to Judaism, and to TI through innovative learning activities that create community and revitalize Jewish ritual.
Social Justice Committee
We engage in grassroots organizing to address the root causes of injustice by building relationships within and outside of our congregation and engaging in a variety of issues which reflect our values and our stories.
The Technology Committee contributes their skills to help our community use and cost effectively implement technology.
Teen Education Committee
The Teen Education Committee advises and informs the work of the Teen Ed Program and supports the Teen Ed community as liaisons to all TI parents of teens.
A multi-faceted service to the Temple Israel community born of our concern for helping the members of our congregation in their time of need.
TILLI Peer-Led Learning Committee
TILLI is a self-governing organization for members age 55+ with curious minds, an interest in study, and a desire to share their stories, experiences, and expertise.