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Synagogue Committees

Temple Israel offers a wealth of committees, programs and projects, and we invite you to become active in them. This is an avenue to meet with similar interests, become part of our Jewish community and participate in carrying out the ideals of the synagogue. 

Adult Education Committee

Plans and coordinates in-house events and participation in regional arts activities.

Cemetery Committee

Dedicated to maintaining Temple Israel's Cemetery and coordinating with synagogue professionals to serve congregants with sensitivity.

Child Education  

The Child Education Committee oversees and supervises the Herman and Libbie Michaelson Early Childhood Center.  Members include representatives to the B'Yachad  and Mifgash Boards.

Gwen Rudnick, Committee Chair

Dance Committee

Coordinates and supports dance programming, including performances, for youth and adult participants.

Endowment & Investment Committee

Consults regularly with Temple Israel's professional financial advisors and oversees investment policy as regards all synagogue investments.

David Ginsburg, Committee Chair

Finance Committee

Reviews and plans the budget with oversight of all financial matters of the congregation.

Marcia Rosenberg, Commitee Chair

 

Givah Commission

Supports Temple Israel's summer day camp, Camp Givah.

Steve Chick, Committee Chair

Hadar Gift and Book Shop

Hadar, Temple Israel’s Judaic Art and Gift Center, is the premiere Judaica store in New York’s Capital District.

Karen B. Shulman, Committee Chair

House & Grounds

Oversees building usage and improvements and maintenance of synagogue property.

Kiddush Committee

Organizes and presents weekly Shabbat kiddush.

Marcia Rosenberg, Commitee Chair

Member Committee

Welcomes new members to the congregation, assists with community integration and contacts congregants throughout the year for input.

Men's Club

The Men's Club mission is to serve the greater synagogue community. Programming includes breakfasts with noted local speakers, support of synagogue holiday celebrations, and cultural events promoting general fellowship.

Programming Committee

Plans and coordinates in-house events and participation in regional arts and activities.

Religious Affairs

Provides support to clergy and considers policy regarding Temple Israel religious services and standards.

Mark Kovach, Committee Chair

Social Action Committee

Responds to needs of the community on the local and global level in keeping with the tenets of Tikkun Olam, healing the world.

Spreading Sunshine 

Distributes holiday packages to  Seniors, homebound individuals, assisted living members or any one ill .

 Elaine Freedman , Committee Chair

Mon, October 26 2020 8 Cheshvan 5781