Get Involved

At Temple Beth Sholom we have a number of ways to get involved and to make an impact within our Temple programs and within the community at large. Check out the different committees below that welcome your participation! Our 2017-18 committees are listed in alphabetical order.

BUDGET

The budget committee assists in preparation of the annual budget for each department within the Temple and reviews the actual results versus what was budgeted.

Budget Subcommittees

BUILDING AND GROUNDS

The building and grounds committee coordinates with senior staff to oversee the utilization and condition of the Temple’s physical plant, as well as related repairs, maintenance, and capital improvements.

CONGREGATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

The congregational engagement committee provides connections and engagement opportunities to our members through the following subcommittees

Congregational Engagement Subcommittees

  • New Members Works with new members as they transition to life at Temple Beth Sholom. Helps plan events for new members and serves as mentors. Coordinates new-member baskets, Sukkot Event, Open Houses and New Member Shabbats.
  • Brotherhood Plans activities and programs for the men of Temple Beth Sholom. Outings, lectures, ball games, and Mitzvah opportunities are just a few examples of what is available. For information about upcoming events click here.
  • Evolving Nesters  Creates programs and opportunities for adults whose children no longer live at home. The committee will work to provide meaningful and fulfilling activities for this demographic with changing and “evolving” priorities.  For information about upcoming events click here.
  • Inclusion Takes action to ensure that all aspects of congregational life are accessible, welcoming, and fulfilling for individuals with special challenges.  Will initially focus on those with mobility, visual, and hearing impairments by improving the synagogue’s physical building, providing accommodations, and raising the awareness and sensitivity of our Temple community to these issues.
  • Programming Reviews and evaluates   the wide range of programming offered at Temple Beth Sholom to  make sure we are reaching out to all demographics of the Temple.
  • Post B’nei  Mitzvah Families  Addresses the needs of  Parents and Children to keep them connected to Beth Sholom after their Simcha and steward their engagement as active congregants.

FINE ARTS

The fine arts committee promotes and coordinates art that elevates our gallery space while bridging diversity and understanding among all religious and cultural backgrounds. For information on our current art exhibit and artist(s) click here.

ISRAEL COMMITTEE

The Israel committee strengthens the personal connection between our members and the People, Land and State of Israel through education, advocacy and travel experiences. To learn more about Israel visit our Israel section on this site.

LEGACY ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE

The Legacy Endowment committee commits to growing an endowment that is able to ensure the financial security of Temple Beth Sholom now and for generations to come.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The nominating committee interviews and selects members of the congregation for vacant positions on the Board of Trustees; presents this slate at our congregation’s annual meeting to be voted on by the congregation.

PERSONNEL

The Personnel Committee reviews all contracts of senior staff and clergy and makes recommendations as to renewal terms and conditions for Board consideration and approval. In addition, we are tasked with implementing an annual evaluation process of senior staff and clergy.

SECURITY

The security committee advises and supervises in all matters relating to the security of the synagogue building and its membership.

SISTERS IN THE ‘HOOD

Sisters In The ‘Hood is the women’s auxiliary arm of Temple Beth Sholom  fosters social, service, and spiritual connections for all women  congregants across the generations.  For information about upcoming events click here.

SOCIAL JUSTICE NETWORK (SJN)

The SJN’s mission is to repair the world (tikkun olam) by motivating and educating our congregation to service and advocacy. To learn more about this group click here.

Social Justice Network Subcommittees

  • Blessings in a Backpack | Tiffany Hurwitz and Marina Lubow
  • Children’s Home Society | Cheryl Zuckerman and Diana Rosen
  • Keeping it Clean! | Rachel Unger and Allison Greenfield
  • Mazon Feeding Program | Alice Miller and Fred and Linda Friedman
  • Mitzvah Day Co-Chairs | Rachel Samek and Caryn Musaffi
  • PACT Reps | Denis Russ  and Jani Singer
  • Ronald McDonald House | Suzanne Meltzer and Lisa Cicero
  • Take Stock in Children | Jodi Gallant

SPIRITUALITY COUNCIL

The spirituality council envisions ways to enhance the opportunities for Jewish spiritual growth and engagement at TBS through a variety of pathways, such as prayer, meditation and yoga, music-based inspiration, Shabbat experiences, Torah study, and life-cycle events; as well as engagement with the outside world, cultivated through activities ranging from social justice to appreciation and experiences with nature and art.

THE TRIBE 

The Tribe’s mission is to cultivate a supportive, stimulating and inclusive environment for South Florida’s diverse young Jewish people, empowering them with the skills to become leaders and take positive action in support of our community and beyond.

YOUTH EDUCATION

The youth education committee oversees all aspects of our children’s Jewish education beginning with the Infant Care Level continuing through the Foundation School Level, the School of Living Judaism, our B’Nei Mitzvah program, Confirmation, and Youth Programming for children through 18 years old.

Youth Education Subcommittees

  • TBSIS Infant/Toddler and Foundation Levels: This subcommittee provides good governance oversight, topic oriented discussion and guidance for the Foundation School Level.
  •  TBSIS Elementary Level: This subcommittee reviews the policies and procedures for the Elementary Level and helps to determine the best practices to integrate our students and their families into the communal fabric of Temple Beth Sholom.
  • Parent-Child, Camp, After-School: This subcommittee provides guidance and governance to ensure the highest quality programming is in place for camp, enrichment and extracurricular classes.
  • SLJ/B’nei Mitzvah: This subcommittee focuses on programming and reviewing the policies and procedures that best serve the educational programs for children beginning in Kindergarten, including the B’nei Mitzvah preparation through our Confirmation curriculum.
  • Youth Committee: This subcommittee advises on the best possible youth experiences through the review of the JTravel program as well as the URJ’s youth programming opportunities. Opportunities such as mini BESHTY, BESHTY and various travel adventures are available to enrich our children’s educational experience.
  • Members at Large:

    Heidi Cooper | heidicooper18@gmail.com
    Melissa Netkin | mnetkin@gmail.com
    Jaleh Bast | jaleh11@me.com