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COMMITTEES


As a volunteer organization, we depend on members who give their time to the committees that keep our synagogue operating as a place of spiritual, cultural, and communal enrichment. Every committee at The Chatham Synagogue is open to member participation.
 
Anyone interested in joining a specific committee, getting more information on our committees, or offering recommendations for committee work, can contact the appropriate chair(s) listed below. 
 

BUILDING COMMITTEE

Committee Chair:
Len Grossman
 

The committee supervises the maintenance of the building and insures that all of the Synagogue’s property, equipment, and grounds are kept in good condition and repair.

Email Len Grossman

BY-LAWS COMMITTEE

Committee Chair:
Joel Merker  
 

Annually, the committee reviews existing by-laws, the lists of Committee Duties, and Administrative Procedures and proposes to the Board any changes that seem necessary.

Email Joel Merker

CEMETERY COMMITTEE

Committee Chair:
Janina Deppe
 

To ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of the Chatham Rural Cemetery, the committee administers the Jewish section of the local cemetery.

Email Janina Deppe

CHESED COMMITTEE

Committee Chair:
Ann Berlstein
 

The Chesed Committee attends to the needs of members in times of illness and challenging life events.

Email Ann Berlstein

HEVREH KADISHA 

Committee Chair: 
Janina Deppe
 

The Chevra Kadisha is a group of Jewish men and women who see to it that the bodies of deceased Jews are prepared for burial according to the Jewish tradition of tahara (purification).

Email Janina Deppe

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair: 
Linda Ziskind
 

In collaboration with the Board and other relevant committees, this committee creates both print and digital communications that reflect the Synagogue’s values, mission, and objectives.

Email Linda Ziskind

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair:

Roberta Bernstein

The Chatham Continuing Education Committee offers an on-going roster of Judaic classes, seminars, and/or instruction for all members of the community and our neighbors.

Email Roberta Bernstein

INTERFAITH COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: Joel Merker

 

The committee collaborates with other local faith groups to plan and promote educational and community-building events.

Email Joel Merker

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chairs: 
Karen Levine &
Judith Katten
 

The aim of the committee is to implement outreach strategies to attract new members, as well as develop programs to integrate and retain current members.

Email Karen Levine

Email Judy Katten

 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair: 
Lydia Kukoff
 

Many social, cultural and educational events that serve as portals of entry into the Synagogue community are planned and hosted by the Program committee. Members also assist and collaborate with other Synagogue committees and community groups when needed.

Email Lydia Kukoff 

RITUAL COMMITTEE

Committee Chair:
Steve Eidman
 
 

To shape forms of worship consistent with the tenets of our non-affiliated Congregation, the committee performs all duties relating to the religious services of the congregation.

Email Steve Eidman 

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE/
TIKKUN OLAM
Committee Chair:
J. Daum
 

In keeping with our mission to support tikkun olam (repair of the world) the committee presents proposals to the Board for various service projects and activities that will engage the Synagogue community, and then implements all approved proposals. 

Email J. Daum

YOUTH AND YOUNG FAMILY PROGRAMS
 
Committee Chair: 
Carly Seibald
 

The synagogue is committed to providing educational opportunities for young families with children according to the needs of our community.

Email Carly Seibald

I.T. (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair: 
Linda Ziskind
 

 

Email Linda Ziskind

 

 

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair: 
Steve Abramson
 
 

Email Steve Abramson

HIGH HOLIDAYS COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair: 
Len Grossman
 
 

Email Len Grossman

SECURITY COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair: TBA
 
DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
 
Committee Chair: TBA
Mon, April 22 2024 14 Nisan 5784