Shammes Committee Members (aka Board of Directors) 2017-2018
Co Vice-Presidents… Andrea Gerber and Debbie Levin (interim)
Ex-Officio…Rabbi Zari Weiss
Ex-Officio…Executive Director Sheila Abrahams
Past President…Pat Ninburg
At-Large… Ines Bergman
Committees and Committee Chairs, 2017-2018
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.
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.
Chair: Michael Cohen
Adult Ed Committee
Chairs: Susanna Callahan and Karen Weisser