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Anshai Torah Committees

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Grouping Committee  Purpose/Description Chair or Contact
Communications Public Relations & Marketing Spreading the good word about Anshai Torah within our community and beyond; advising on strategies and copy for publicizing the activities of the synagogue; maintaining our social media presence on Facebook and other platforms Nate Karlin
Communications Technology Helping manage the Information Technology (IT) needs of the shul Joe Kufert
Education Adult Education Promoting and enhancing all aspects of adult education in congregation Rabbi Kushnick
Education Israel Affairs Promoting Israel and our ties to the homeland Warren Harmel
Education Preschool Education Supporting our preschool and serving as a liasion between parents and the staff Unlisted, contact Rachel Blum
Education Religious School Education Supporting our religious school and serving as a liasion between parents and the staff Amy Popp
Education Youth Activities Coordination of youth groups and activities David Kuchinsky
Executive Cemetery Educating members about Anshai Torah's burial plots at Restland Cemetary Harvey Swento
Executive Constitution/Governance Overseeing updates to the CAT constitution and advising the board on matters of governance Howard Rubin
Executive Executive Committee The officers and past president of the congregation Dan Cohn
Executive Nominating Determining the slate of officers and board members for the coming year Barrett Stern
Executive Past Presidents Council Group of past synagogue presidents who advise the current leadership team Barrett Stern
Financial Budget and Finance Creating a detailed estimate of income and operating expenses for the coming fiscal year Joe Kufert
Financial Endowment Establishing an endowment program for Anshai Torah Mitch Moskowitz
Financial Financial Stability Ensuring the long-term financial health of the synagogue Michael Dubner
Financial Financial Review Periodic review of the accounting records and policies of the congregation Michael Roy 
Fundraising Directory Publishing the annual membership directory and selling ads within Hal Babitch
Fundraising Donor Recognition Advising on the placement and consistent style of donor recognition items within the building Nancy Stanley
Fundraising Flower Sales Selling flowers in the spring and fall to support our schools Lisa & Ben Kenter
Fundraising Golf Tournament (Weinberg Classic) Planning our annual charity golf tournament that supports our shul and Men's Club Youth Scholarship Fund Jeff Arbesman
Fundraising Illustrated Torah Promoting and overseeing the Illustrated Torah program (individual sedras sponsored by the community and displayed outside the sanctuary) Lisa Gerstenfeld
Fundraising Mahzor Plates (ad hoc) Enabling members to honor their loved ones with a personal tribute on the inside covers of our High Holiday prayerbooks Amy Balis
Fundraising Menorah Project (ad hoc) Fundraising for an artistic addition to the Behringer Sanctuary in 2021 Julia Kaufman, Jeanette Pincus, Debbie Rajunov
Fundraising Scrip Selling gift cards for retail and online vendors with a percentage back to Anshai Torah on each purchase Diane Yaris
Fundraising Shalach Manot Organizing and executing our annual Purim basket program (also known as mishloach manot) Jacob Ratner
Fundraising Spring Fundraiser Planning and organizing an annual fundraiser such as a fair or other event TBD
Fundraising Tennis Tournament Planning our annual tennis tournament supporting our shul Ricardo Szperling, Michelle Silver
Fundraising & Education Scholar-in-Residence Planning and organizing an annual educational program in which world-renowned authors and scholars visit, typically for a weekend in late January or early February Warren Harmel
Fundraising & Membership Chai Membership Overseeing the tiered Chai Membership program that enables us to provide financial assistance Marcy Kahn
Fundraising & Programming Diamonds & Dice Planning our annual casino night social event and fundraiser honoring a member of our community Shawn Frank, Cynthia Brooks
General High Holidays Handling the logistics, ticket sales, and security for the major High Holiday services each year Josh Socolof
General House Consulting the catering and kitchen staff on event coordination and etiquette Beth Berk
General Kol Rina Men's choir that performs in our sanctuary and at other events on a regular basis Bruce Katz, Matt Kurtzman
General Teacher/Volunteer Recognition Planning and coordinating the ongoing recognition of our teachers and volunteers Jennifer Hersh
General Volunteer Assignment Matching members with committees and other volunteer opportunities Darrin Goldin, Paige Rothstein
Membership CATS in College Connecting with our college students and those serving in the military Amy Balis, Debbie Cohn
Membership Chavurah Bringing members together in small groups with common interests Inactive in 2020
Membership Gesher Connecting with and involving our young adult members Rabbi Kushnick
Membership Membership Engagement & Retention Engaging our active members and taking steps to ensure we retain and grow our membership Ricardo Szperling
Membership Membership Outreach (Prospective Members) Promoting Anshai Torah to prospective members and keeping in touch with potential returning members Corey Todres
Membership Sunshine Spreading cheer to all our members by celebrating milestones in their lives; welcoming our newest members to the congregation and helping them become part of the Anshai Torah family Denise Pollis
Programming Kosher Chili Cookoff Coordinating the Anshai Torah team (or teams) for Tiferet Israel's annual Kosher Chili Cookoff event in March Cynthia Brooks
Programming Men's Spirited Steak Seder Planning an annual tradition that brings the men of our congregation together for drinks, steak, and learning in advance of Pesach Rabbi Weinberg
Programming Women's Miriam's Cup Seder Planning an annual tradition that brings the women of our congregation together for a fun learning event in preparation for Pesach Rabbi Weinberg
Ritual Hevra Kadisha An organization of men and women who help prepare bodies of deceased members for burial according to Jewish tradition Amy Balis, Jacob Ratner
Ritual Ritual Cooperating with the rabbis to determine the rituals and observances of the synagogue and promoting such practices Farzin Bakhshian
Security Security and Safety Reviewing security policies and procedures and making recommendations to the Executive Director Ido Doron
Security Shul Watch Volunteers who assist with security and safety at services and other programs Inactive in 2020
Social Action Hesed Coordinating meals and other acts of lovingkindness for members who are ill or in need of support Elaine Levitt
Social Action Mitzvah Day Planning an annual day of giving in conjunction with our Religious School and Hebrew High Sharon Ginchansky
Social Action Tikkun Olam Helping to promote social justice, serve the broader community, and provide opportunities to help others Sharon Ginchansky
Staff Personnel Advising on matters of human resources and employment Susan Zetley
Thu, July 29 2021 20 Av 5781