BAJC Committees

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 the 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 multiple 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 Temple Administrator to explore getting involved.

 

 

Commitee Synopsis
 

Finance

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

Membership

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

Ritual

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.
 

Cemetery

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:
 

Fundraising

 

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.
 

Chesed

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

 

 

Nominating

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

Anti-Semitism

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