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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.
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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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More On Chesed
Our primary goal is to raise money for the Annual Fund through mailings, personal solicitations, and more. We also try to work with other committees to create greater appreciation for our synagogue within the community and, in doing so, attract new members, initiate new programs and, consequently, raise yet more for the Synagogue. The more “development” we engage in, the more the synagogue benefits.
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Hebrew School Committee
The Hebrew School Committee meets regularly to discuss issues related to the School including curriculum, holiday events, and other related issues. Hebrew School parents are most welcome to join.
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The House Committee focuses on all physical aspects of our beautiful building, overseeing maintenance, capital improvements, operating budgets, security and maintenance personnel. Our members come from a wide of backgrounds, including construction and/or real estate, and some were involved in the renovation of the building ten years ago. We strive to keep Brotherhood looking sharp and operating as efficiently as possible.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Nursery School Committee
The Nursery School committee serves as a liaison between the Nursery School and the Board. We discuss any pertinent issues the school or Board has involving the success of the school, as well as develop ways the Nursery School community can better integrate itself with the synagogue community as a whole.
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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.
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Social Action Committee
Embodying the Hebrew expression - tikkun olam - the healing and repairing of our world, the Social Action 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.
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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.
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The Ushers Committee requests volunteers to usher (greet) at: 1) Shabbat services (Friday evenings and Saturday mornings), 2) High Holy Days services (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur), 3) Other days as requested by the Rabbi or Board of Directors.
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