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Anshai Torah Committees

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Grouping Committee  Purpose/Description Chair or Contact
Auxiliaries Hazak Programming for ages 55+ David Intebi
Auxiliaries Men's Club Men's group David Ginchansky
Auxiliaries Sisterhood Women's group Cynthia Brooks
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 the congregation Mark Meiches
Education Inclusiveness Educating the community on inclusion; providing support and assistance to those with special needs Corrie Shores
Education Preschool Education Supporting our preschool and serving as a liaison between parents and the staff Pamela Cohen
Education Religious School Education Supporting our religious school and serving as a liaison between parents and the staff Amy Popp
Education Youth Activities Coordination of youth groups and activities David Kuchinsky
Executive Constitution/Governance Overseeing updates to the CAT constitution and advising the board on matters of governance Howard Rubin
Executive COVID-19 Response Task Force (ad hoc) Temporary group of advisors who meet regularly to track the state of the pandemic and adjust our policies & protocols accordingly Dan Cohn
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 Parliamentarian (role) Assist the board in matters of parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules Beth Berk
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 Review Periodic review of the accounting records and policies of the congregation  
Financial Investment Subcommittee of Endowment Responsible for investment decisions associated with Anshai Torah's long-term monetary assets held at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation Mitch Moskowitz, Neil Rubinstein, Michael Milner
Fundraising Capital Campaign (ad hoc) Developing a campaign for future growth and expansion Alisa Makler, Nicole Post
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) Debbie Rajunov
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  
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  
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  
Fundraising Tennis Tournament (Love Anshai) 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 Lisa Gerstenfeld, Jana Stern
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 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 Chavurot Bringing members together in small groups with common interests Rabbi Weinberg and Rabbi Kushnick
Membership Gesher Connecting with and involving our young adult members Rabbi Kushnick
Membership Membership Engagement & Retention Engaging our current members and taking steps to ensure we retain them 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
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 Howard Rubin
Social Action Hesed Coordinating meals and other acts of lovingkindness for members who are ill or in need of support Elaine Levitt
Social Action Tikkun Olam Helping to promote social justice, serve the broader community, and provide opportunities to help others Robin Feldman
Staff Education Director Liaison Support the Director of Education and facilitate free and open communication between the director and the officers and Board of Directors Barrett Stern
Staff Personnel Advising on matters of human resources and employment Susan Zetley
Staff Senior Rabbi Liaison Discuss and facilitate mutually acceptable solutions with the Senior Rabbi to any problems or disagreements arising between the Senior Rabbi and the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, a Congregational committee, the Congregation, and/or any individual member of any of these bodies; also has the responsibility of fostering free and open communications between the Senior Rabbi and these Congregational bodies and/or individuals Amy Balis, Joel Brook
Staff Transition Team (ad hoc) Temporary group facilitating recent staffing changes and making plans for the future Barrett Stern
Mon, January 24 2022 22 Shevat 5782