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Beth El Committees

If you are interested in being a part of any of the following committees please email
Communications Committee - Chair Person Tovah Meehan

The Communications Committee works closely with the Executive Director to design and implement BEHC’s communications plan and operations.  The  Archives, “Bulletin,” marketing, program-related publicity, social media, and the BEHC website are examples of functions residing within the communications committee.

Development Committee - Chair Person Ellen Kovar

The Development Committee is responsible for coordinating fundraising, including but not limited to the annual appeal, Rhoda Goldman Memorial book sale, special events, major gifts, and dedications.

Finance Committee - Chair Person Carly Rubenstein
  • The Finance Committee is responsible for assisting the Board of Directors in drafting and overseeing the Congregation’s annual budget and performs other duties as duly authorized such as establishing reserve funds, lines of credit, and investments and brokering the Synagogue’s financial activities.
  • BEHC’s Treasurer will serve as a member of the Finance Committee.
  • The Finance Committee is independent of any committee managing the BEHC endowment fund.
Infrastructure Committee - Chair People Deborah Lerner & Matt Bieschke
  • The Infrastructure Committee is responsible for coordinating with the Executive Director all strategic matters related to the Synagogue’s building, grounds, and technology, assuring that the physical environment is safe, functional, and attractive.  This includes but is not limited to: the Chapel-in-the-Woods; Interior design; Holocaust Memorial; and the Rabbi Brett Isserow Playground.  The Committee is also responsible for making recommendations in coordination with the Executive Director on major electronic/building infrastructure hardware and software acquisition, maintenance, and application, in addition to assisting with the building and executing of the Capital Expense budget.
  • The Infrastructure Committee supports the Executive Director with the regular inspection and assessment of the entire building and grounds.
  • The Executive Director is authorized to take actions related to the Synagogue’s building, grounds, and technology independent of the Infrastructure Committee to the extent consistent with the Executive Director’s job duties, while keeping the Infrastructure Committee aware of material actions taken.


Membership & Connections Committee - Chair Person Joanne Rhodes
  • The Membership & Connections Committee is responsible for the engagement and retention of the Congregation’s membership community and for the recruitment of prospective members.
  • Chavurahs; Disability Inclusion; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; the Renaissance Group; and social programs will each operate under this Committee.
  • The Caring Community Committee is a small, confidential committee that works directly with the clergy to provide practical assistance to congregants in need.  The Caring Committee on-call group is an extension of that committee open to all members of Beth El who would like to perform a mitzvah.
Programs Committee - Chair Position Open
  • The Programs Committee is responsible for coordinating BEHC’s programs and activities, other than those overseen by the other Standing Committees.
  •  Programs and activities include but are not limited to: Adult Education; College Connections; Leadership Development; Interfaith; Israel; Learning Center and Library; and Religious Practices.
  • The Programs Committee will be composed of members representing each of the Committee’s programs and activities.
Religious School & Youth Committee - Chair Person Samantha Levine-Finley
  • The Religious School & Youth Committee (RSYC) is responsible for providing feedback to the Religious School’s Director regarding curriculum and youth programs (e.g., BEFTY, NFTY, Madrichim, etc.); developing and evaluating Religious School policies in coordination with the Religious School’s Director and professional staff; promoting volunteer involvement in RSYC’s programs; and working to make youth and family programs inclusive and equitable.
  • The Religious School’s Director will serve as a member of this committee.
Tikkun Olam Committee - Chair Position Open

The Tikkun Olam Committee is responsible for facilitating congregants’ expression of the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through outreach to the community and efforts to improve the lives of others. The Committee seeks to broaden awareness and engagement in social justice issues at the local, regional, and national levels through programs and activities, including, but not limited to: ALIVE; civic engagement; racial justice; and refugee assistance.

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