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Committees

 

Below is a list of each committee and subcommittee at KB. To get involved, please contact the committee chair or email info@kahalbraira.org.

Activities & Social Action Committee

Action Against Antisemitism

Ways to get involved:

  • Attend meetings about how KB can fight antisemitism.

Chair: Cara Seiderman

Adult Potlucks Subcommittee

Ways to get involved:

  • Volunteer to host a potluck for Shabbat or another event
  • Help organize and support potluck hosts

Chair: 

Anti-Racism Book Group

Ways to get involved:

  • Attend monthly book group meetings on Zoom
  • Suggest books and other resources for the group to read

Chair: Melinda Rothstein

Family Potluck Subcommittee

Ways to get involved:

  • Volunteer to host a potluck for Shabbat or another event
  • Help organize and support potluck hosts

Chair: 

LGBTQIA+ Working Group

Ways to get involved:

  • Help brainstorm and implement ways to make KB more friendly to LGBTQ+ members
  • Help plan a program, training, or service related to LGBTQ+ issues
  • Participate working group meetings and advocacy work

Chair: Phil Katz

Holiday Committee

Holiday Subcommittees: Rosh Hashanah Evening, Rosh Hashanah Morning, Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur Morning, Yom Kippur Afternoon, Yom Kippur Closing, Chanukkah, MLK Day, Tu B'shevat, Purim, Passover, Yom Hashoah

Ways to get involved:

  • Members of each holiday subcommittee help with event setup and cleanup, shop for supplies, lead parts of the service, and organize volunteers

Chair: Ellen Forman

Chesed Committee

Ways to get involved:

  • Organize meal trains, rides, and other support for members in need
  • Write supportive notes to members going through hardship or celebrating a simcha
  • Help connect members to support from outside KB

Chairs: Sara Laschever, Babs Moss

Community Gathering Committee

A/V Subcommittee

Ways to get involved:

  • Help set up A/V equipment before community gatherings
  • Help clean up A/V equipment after community gatherings
  • Facilitate Zoom schmooze for the remote participants at community gatherings

Chairs: 

Hospitality Subcommittee

Ways to get involved:

  • Brew coffee and/or bring light snacks, creamer, etc, to for schmooze at some of our community gatherings.

Chair: Looking for a new chair

Program Subcommittee

Ways to get involved:

  • With input from members, research and schedule speakers for our Sunday programs
  • Be a contact person for the speaker, greet them when they arrive at KB, and introduce them before their talk

Chair: Jane Buchbinder

Service Subcommittee

Ways to get involved:

  • Recruit service leaders for Sunday service
  • Support speakers in developing a service by providing advice and guidance as needed

Finance Committee

Ways to get involved:

  • Meet to discuss budget priorities and support the treasurer in developing a budget
  • Give advice to the executive committee on the financial health of the congregation

Chairs: Paula Wolk

Fundraising Committee

Ways to get involved:

  • Help draft the annual appeal letter and email campaign

Chairs: Larry Dieringer, Nancy Waters

Liturgy Committee

Ways to get involved:

  • Periodically update Kahal B'raira's High Holiday, Chanukkah, Passover, and Yom Hashoah liturgy

Chairs: Paula Wolk

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops and implements programs and procedures designed to foster membership, integrate new members into the congregation, and retain current members.

Committee Members do the following:

  • Volunteer to greet visitors at our community gatherings and events
  • Staff the name tag/visitor sign-in table at community gatherings
  • Talk to visitors and prospective members who are looking for more information about KB
  • Invite people to come to our events
  • Run the New Member Club
  • Manage Open Houses for prospective members
  • Conduct exit interviews with departing members

Chair: Phil Katz

Music Committee

Ways to get involved:

  • Sing or play a musical instrument with our choir, the KBeats! All are welcome; no prior musical experience or abilty is needed.

Chair: Zach Mayer, music director

Outreach Committee

Ways to get involved:

  • Take pictures at KB events and community gatherings
  • Help design flyers, ads, and social media posts
  • Help at open houses and tabling events

Chair: Jon Levine

Sunday School Committee

Ways to get involved:

  • Serve as a class parent. Class parents organize a pizza party for each class in the fall, and another social event in the spring.
  • When needed, help update the Sunday school curriculum
  • Participate in the search for Sunday school staff and in candidate interviews

Chairs: Staci Rubin, Michaelann Zimmerman

Tue, 18 June 2024