Brattleboro Area Jewish Community

Congregation Shir Heharim

Yom Shlishi, 10 Elul 5778

 At BAJC we believe that the value of our congregation is not determined by its size, budget, or architecture, but by the people who enter our doors. We are grateful for your participation.

We celebrate the wonderful diversity that makes us who we are – a Temple family, contributing experiences from a multitude of backgrounds … ages from the youngest of young to the young-at-heart … traditional and non-traditional family units and lifestyles … lifelong Jews, Jews by choice, and those exploring Judaism … families of multi-faiths. No matter what one’s background, when we gather in worship, study, celebration, friendship, support, and the pursuit of tikkun olam, we are one community, far greater than the sum of our parts.

BAJC’s strength lies in the active involvement of members in all volunteer committees. We are a hands-on congregation, with congregants and friends actively engaged in everything from education and ritual to social action.

Do you have a special talent or interest? Want to make new friends? Committees give members many avenues for involvement. They make the congregation a warm and welcoming Jewish community and offer opportunities for members to find spiritual, social, and intellectual fulfillment.

Membership in committees is open to all, Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to explore getting involved.



Committee Synopsis


Reviews the financial needs of the congregation & presents fiscal reports to the Board & Congregation


Recruits, integrates, and retains members; works with other committees to make connections between members and create opportunities for involvement


Works with the Cantor to support the congregational worship experience

Hebrew School

Recommends and/or sets the policy and reviews the activities of the school & oversees its operation.


Oversees the administration of the cemetery

Social Action

Analyzes the public affairs issues relating to Judaism that face the community; educates, sensitizes, and recommends positions to the congregation; operates synagogue social action programs & educates the members about social issues

Rabbi Liaison

Works with the Cantor to identify issues and concerns of BAJC
Ad Hoc Committees:


Oversees short-term fundraising projects

Community Education

Develops & administers the adult education programs

Building & Grounds

Supervises the buildings, grounds, equipment maintenance & updates, as well as use of the synagogue’s facilities. Subcommittees include interior, garden, and outdoor sacred space.


Provides mutual help and support networks to congregants facing illness and crises


Recommends individuals to serve as officers and trustees, subject to congregational and board approval


Analyzes the issues related to anti-Semitism that face the community; educates, sensitizes, and recommends positions to the congregation.