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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:
Mitch Khosrova  
 

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 Mitch Khosrova

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:
Rachel Weisman
 

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

Email Rachel Weisman

CHEVRA KADISHA

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).

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 Chairs:

Joel Merker & Steve Eidman
 

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

Email Joel Merker

or

Email Steve Eidman

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Committee Chair: 
Diane Eidman
 

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 Diane Eidman

 

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 Co-Chairs: Steve Eidman &
Larry Machiz
 

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 or 

Email Larry Machiz

SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE/TIKKUN OLAM

Committee Chair: 
Carly Seibald
 

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 Carly Seibald

YOUNG FAMILIES

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

Sat, November 26 2022 2 Kislev 5783