"It is an honor to have so many generous members who volunteer their time and expertise to strengthen Shaarai and our Temple Family."
-Rabbi Jack Paskoff
The following Committees are supported by members who serve on or chair a Committee to make an effective and well-run spiritual institution for all its' members.
ADULT JEWISH GROWTH:
Plans and implements the adult education programs at Shaarai, including the adult Hebrew language instruction, Torah study, Talmud study, Jewish Movie Nights, Monday Night Scholar series, the annual Scholar-in-Residence program, and the biannual Adult/Family retreat.
Evaluates the condition of our cemetery and keeps it in good condition. This committee also coordinates funerals and sells burial plots.
Works with prospective and new Temple members by welcoming and helping to integrate them into the congregational family in ways that they choose. Committee members also plan social events throughout the year.
Oversees the Temple endowment.
Creates and implements fundraising activities and events to support the financial goals of the Congregation Shaarai Shomayim.
Develops programs that focus on the emotional well-being of our Temple family with respect to the day-to-day challenges we face. Members visit the sick and elderly, drive Temple members to appointments, and are available to fulfill other needs as they arise.
HISTORY and ARCHIVES:
Maintains the Congregation's historical archive, and for promoting our history through displays, exhibits, oral histories, and written materials.
Responsibile for the maintenance and repair of our building.
Organizes Oneg Shabbats and other social events that place at Shaarai
Oversees and provides guidance to the Board regarding financial investments.
Oversees the Temple's collection of documents, books, and manuscripts, and strives to be a resource for Shaarai members.
Works with the Rabbi in planning the ritual experience. Committee members also with the Shaarai staff to help design the musical and liturgical experience.
Provides technical support to Shaarai in order to advance the internal network, web technologies, and other digital efforts.
Responds to and supports social action within our own community and around the world. This committee is also responsible for planning the annual Mitzvah Day and homeless shelter support.
Serves as a sounding board, so parents can provide feedback and insights regarding school and youth groups. The committee also acts as advocates to help implement the established goals.