Core Committees

Finance Committee
Chair: David Persky
Charged with the oversight of Temple Finances and reports on a monthly basis to the Board

Worship Committee
Chair: Stuart Sadick
Working closely with our clergy, to enhance and enrich the worship experience for our diverse community of congregants and guests, and to continuously revisit and evolve what best serves our congregation. To create community through multiple modalities, including (but not limited to) Torah, music and prayer. To be willing to listen and consider, propose and effect change, while respecting our past and being relevant as we look to our future. As per the by-laws of TES, the committee shall oversee ritual practices and services. The chairperson of this committee shall be on the Board of TES, and shall be Jewish.

Membership Committee
Chair: Janyce Cutler
Recruit and retain members

Social Action Committee
Co-Chairs: Dan Margolis and Yael Savage
Provide service and education for social causes

Lifelong Learning
Chair: Patti Gould
The Lifelong Learning Committee plans a variety of learning opportunities for our members in order to enhance Jewish knowledge, discussion, and appreciation. We collaborate with the rabbi, the religious school, other TES committees, and both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations in the wider community to bring classes, guest speakers, trips, films, and special programs to TES.

Fundraising/Endowments Committee
Chair: David Persky
Charged with increasing the Temple’s Endowment and Operating funds through solicitations and programs.

Chair: Merilee Freeman
The leadership and nominating committee works to support the mission and goals of the congregation by developing effective lay leaders. It conducts leadership development activities for the current board and congregation as well as assisting in identifying and developing future leaders.

Other Committees

Co-Chairs: Ian Rifkin and Jonah Cuker
The Properties Committee includes responsibilities for the management and security of physical resources including the temple building and technologies contained within it.

Personnel Committee
This committee is managed by the Temple Emanuel Sinai Executive Board and is responsible for overseeing the employees of the temple.

Shelanu Legacy Society
Our Shelanu Legacy Society is part of Life & Legacy, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation coordinated locally by the Jewish Federation of Central Mass. Life & Legacy helps selected Jewish communities like ours, and the synagogues and agencies that serve them, to design and implement endowment campaigns to nurture a culture of planned giving and gratitude, guaranteeing a strong Jewish future.

Caring Committee
Co-Chairs: Marcy Ostrow and Anne Sadick
We put caring into action through telephone calls, texts, and emails. We also write notes of sympathy. These are some of the ways we reach out to each other.

The Temple Emanuel Sinai youth are actively keeping the Jewish tradition alive through participation in youth activities and with their dedication to community service.

Additional Committees as Needed
Temple Emanuel Sinai forms ad-hoc committees as needed for various events and initiatives.

Affinity Groups

In addition to the committees that run Temple Emanuel Sinai, members enjoy opportunities to get together in groups around common interests.


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