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The strength of Brotherhood Synagogue lies in our dedicated and
active membership. While supported by an excellent team of clergy and professional staff, our committed member volunteers are the heart and soul of Brotherhood – the ones who make things happen and lift us to new levels. Please read more about our committees and their activities and consider volunteering for one or more of them!
Adult Education Committee
The Adult Education Committee is responsible for planning the adult education offerings of the Synagogue. The committee meets quarterly to discuss current classes, ways to improve them, and explore new options for subjects the congregation will find enriching. Classes generally run in two eight-week semesters, one in the Fall and one in the Winter.
Shabbaton at Brotherhood offers a variety of Shabbat experiences to respond to the varied interests of our community. Programs supplement traditional prayer services by providing more ways to connect with Judaism and the community on Shabbat. Engaging speakers, congregational dinners, learning opportunities, yoga, havdallah concerts, and children’s activities are some of the varied Shabbaton programs we host. Members and non-members are welcome to join us as well as to join the committee and help create programs.
Chesed is a Hebrew word often translated as “loving-kindness.” The Brotherhood Synagogue’s Chesed Committee aims to provide help and compassion to Brotherhood members in their times of need.
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The Interfaith Committee does outreach to non-Jewish congregations and communities and creates interdenominational programs to further the building of relationships outside our walls to continue the mission of the Brotherhood Synagogue.
The Israel Committee serves to connect congregants with Israel through educational, social, and cultural presentations and events which include film, food, speakers, musicians, and other entertainers.
The Membership Committee focuses on attracting, welcoming, and engaging new members by organizing events to provide information about the synagogue to prospective members and communicating with those who have recently joined Brotherhood family.
Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee coordinates activities associated with the Hebrew expression - tikkun olam - the healing and repairing of our world. Endeavoring to meet needs in a variety of ways, the committee organizes our homeless shelter during winter months, runs clothing, food, book, and blood drives, arranges for visits to area cemeteries for those in need of transportation, and provides educational programs on a variety of subjects including veterans issues, hunger, healing and visiting the sick, the environment, and more.
Special Events Committee
The Special Events Committee provides various programming throughout the year targeted to the numerous interests of our eclectic congregation. In addition to the annual Brotherhood Film Series which the committee sponsors, specific events change each year and may include museum visits, walking tours, speakers of interest, game nights, book club, baking classes and more.
Racial Justice Committee
Brotherhood Racial Justice Committee (RJC) was established with the mission of working towards reducing racial bias and the effects of racial bias in ourselves, our congregation, our city, our state, and the country as a whole by providing learning and action opportunities for Brotherhood congregants and the community at large to join us in these endeavors.