Shammes Committee Members (aka Board of Directors) 2017-2018

President…Jake Fawcett
Co Vice-Presidents… Andrea Gerber and Debbie Levin (interim)
Treasurer…Michael Cohen
Secretary…Ilana Guttmann
Ex-Officio…Rabbi Zari Weiss
Ex-Officio…Executive Director Sheila Abrahams
Past President…Pat Ninburg
At-Large… Ines Bergman
At-Large…D. Campbell
At-Large…Jackson Lancaster
At-Large…Marilyn Meyer
At-Large…Jenn Stewart
At-Large…Marty Westerman
At-Large…Sandy Widlan

Committees and Committee Chairs, 2017-2018

Membership Committee

Chair: Janel Lardizabal
The Membership Committee shall promote and nurture congregational membership, welcome new members and monitor the issues of membership. The Membership committee shall provide mutual help and support to congregants experiencing illness or crisis, and simchas.

Education Committee

Chair:  Hara Brook and Janet Perles
The Education Committee aids the Educator in both children’s education and adult education pursuits.

Religious Life Committee

Chair: Jeffrey Adberg
The Religious Life Committee works with the rabbi to support the congregational worship experience. Its duties include working with the Ensemble on the musical content of synagogue programs; planning for Shabbat and holiday celebrations, especially the High Holy Days; reviewing and experimenting with worship times, prayer language and prayer books; and developing new ritual programs. The Religious Life Committee aims to encourage all members of the community to assume a leadership role in our creating our communal worship practices.

Tikkun Olam Committee

Coordinators: Katie Harris and Lou Manuta
The Tikkun Olam Committee works within our synagogue and the larger community to help achieve a socially just and sustainable society in a healthy world.

Finance Committee

Chair: Michael Cohen

Fundraising Committee


Adult Ed Committee

Chairs: Susanna Callahan and  Karen Weisser