For generations, the engagement of our congregants has been an integral part of the vibrancy of our community. Lean in, find your place, and connect with other members as we evolve and enhance the work of our congregation. Our members give gifts of the heart and work together to help propel our mission forward.
If you are interested in learning more about the work of our committees, contact Alyssa Katzoff.
TI 50s & 60s is a program meant to enhance relationships between members in their 50s and 60s through cultural, social, and educational activities.
The Adult Education Committee provides guidance on the planning and impact of the Center for Adult Jewish Learning. We welcome anyone who is interested in helping develop classes, speakers, and other educational programming offered at Temple Israel.
The Archives Committee is dedicated to documenting our congregational history as a resource for our clergy, staff, and those members of 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 mission of the Cemetery Committee is both to protect the financial integrity of cemetery funds and to preserve the garden-like beauty and tranquility of our historic Wakefield property as a burial place for past, present, and future congregants and their families.
Community Safety Committee
The Community Safety Committee works in conjunction with TI staff to oversee the physical safety of our building and community.
Day School Engagement Committee
The Day School Engagement Committee focuses on engaging those students who receive their Jewish education through an external day school and are also members of the TI community. This committee focuses on engagement for all students regardless of their religious educational institution affiliations.
Development Strategy Committee
The Development Strategy Committee, in conjunction with the Director of Development, is responsible for reviewing and recommending strategies for fundraising activities that pertain to the Friends Annual Fund, the Temple endowment, and special campaigns that are constituted from time to time, in an attempt to foster an overall climate of giving at Temple Israel.
The Finance Committee prepares the annual budget for Temple Israel and provides recommendations and counsel to the Board on on-going financial matters.
The Investment Committee manages and oversees the TI investments that constitute the congregation’s endowment.
Composed of book lovers, the Library Committee plans the annual Joy Ungerleider Jewish Book Program. This committee participates in reviewing library activities and changes.
The Museum Committee is 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.
The Nominating Committee is interested in identifying emerging leaders – both people who are already actively involved and those whom we hope will become more involved in Temple Israel life.
The Personnel Committee assists and manages personnel matters outside of the staff and Board.
The Religious School Committee advises on policy and procedures and supports 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 Riverway Project Committee supports this bold, exciting outreach that connects adults in their 20s and 30s to one another, to Judaism, and to TI through innovative learning activities that create community and revitalize Jewish ritual.
Members of the Technology Committee contribute their skills to help our community use and implement technology cost effectively.
Tikkun Central is the space to act, engage, challenge, and connect for justice and compassion and comprises members, staff, clergy, community partners, and everyone in our orbit who wants to partner for change. Our work is dynamic and reflects our changing world and our mission to make a righteous impact. Our subgroups include the GBIO Core Team, TI Cares, the Green team, the Racial Justice Initiative, and Immigrant Justice.
The TILLI Committee oversees our self-governing organization for members age 55+ with curious minds, an interest in study, and a desire to share their stories, experiences, and expertise.
Welcomers’ Table Committee
The Welcomers’ Table Committee is a group of congregants who greet others as they enter the building for services, providing a warm, personal introduction to our congregation.