Shammes Committee (Board of Trustees) 2023-2024

President: Sasha Rayburn,
Vice-presidents: Monica Price (of Strategic Finance), Joshua Cohen (of Children’s Education)
Secretary: Lavinia Touchton
Treasurer: Michael Ninburg
Immediate past-president: Jennifer Stewart

KHTY President: TBD
At-Large Members: 
Gail Broder
Richard Curtis
Nora Menkin
Shannon Ninburg
Micah Ventura

Rabbi Sabine Meyer,
Connie Burk, Executive Director,

KHN’s Shammes Committee meets monthly, at least 11 times per year, usually on a Sunday.

Committees and Committee Chairs

Membership Committee

Co-Chairs: Lavinia Touchton and Alexa Huggins
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.  Interested in joining? Membership Application.FY24.FY25 Fillable

Meets 5th Tuesdays 7:00pm via Zoom

Education Committee

Chair:  Joshua Cohen, V-P of Children’s Education
The Education Committee supports the Director of Children’s Education, in support of the education program for toddlers through 8th graders.

Meets select First Tuesdays of the Month, via Zoom contact Lisa M. for details | 6:30-8 pm

Religious Life Committee

Chair: Eric Orlin
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.

Meets Second Thursday of the Month, 7pm via Zoom

Tikkun Olam Committee

Chair: Janel Lardizabal
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.

Meets at the direction of the Chair

Finance Committee

Chair: Michael Ninburg, Treasurer

Meets at the direction of the Treasurer.

Fundraising Committee

Chair: open

Meets on an ad hoc basis to plan events and activities.


Adult Ed Committee

Co-Chairs: Qeren Weisser and Jake Fawcett

Meets select 4th Tuesdays at 7:30pm