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Committees

Caring Committee:

The purpose of the Caring Committee is to provide assistance and care to members of the Congregation in need. Examples include those who are ill or in the hospital, those who have recently had a baby or those who have recently had a death in the family. The Caring Committee is also always looking for volunteers to assist with meals, visits, transportation, etc. Caring Committee Group Visits are held on the third Sunday of every month. They meet at Temple Israel at 1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Claudia Blackburn or David Pepper.

Education Committee:

The Education Committee is the primary mechanism for the support of the Block Family Religious School. The Religious School is a cornerstone of Temple Israel with the primary goal of providing a solid Jewish learning experience for our students. This is an active, efficient group which meets at least once per quarter or more frequently as projects emerge or needs are identified. To get involved, please contact Buddy Herrell.

Fundraising Committee:

The purpose of this committee is to raise funds needed for board-identified projects and efforts. The committee helps plan specific fundraising events and activities. For more information, contact Lorne Reinstein. 

Sustainable Torah Gardens Committee:

Temple Israel has a Community Garden tended by members of the Congregation, which has the potential to serve educational, meditative and altruistic purposes. Patricia Novey has assumed management of the Community Garden and is looking for volunteers to help see it through to fruition. For more information, please contact Patricia Novey.

Israel Committee:

The Israel Committee organizes several activities including an annual Israel Independence Day party, fundraising efforts to help needy children in Israel, and much more. Temple Israel even has its own Sister City in Israel, which is Ramat Hasharon, which lies north of Tel Aviv in Israel. The Committee encourages participation of the entire Jewish community of Tallahassee, as well as others interested in this work. For more information, please contact Dave Markell.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is the arm of Temple Israel that welcomes new members, helps new members become connected and involved with what interests them in Temple life, and assists new members in becoming integrated into our Temple Family. New and existing members are encouraged to join the Membership Committee. To get involved with this committee, please contact Buddy Herrell or Akol Mirowitz.

Shabbaton Committee

The Shabbaton Committee works with the Shabbaton co-chairs to help plan and organize the all-day Shabbaton event that takes place each January or February. For this event, members help to organize teachers & classes, food, family programming, set-up, etc. For more information about getting involved, please contact Akol Mirowitz.

Worship Committee

The Worship Committee coordinates with the Rabbi to address a host of issues associated with services at Temple Israel including assistance in preparing for High Holy Day services, making recommendations about the Siddurim (prayer books), helping to coordinate alternative services, and working with the Rabbi to come up with ways to improve current service attendance. For more information, please contact Beth Schwartz.

Sun, February 18 2018 3 Adar 5778