Board and Committees
2016-17 Executive Committee
Michele Golkow -- President
Margery Dannenbaum -- Immediate Past President
Mark Kramer -- President Elect
Dana Fallick -- Vice President
Shirley Feigenbaum -- Vice President
Lisa Gershenfeld -- Vice President
Jeff Levine -- Vice President
Michele Warren -- Vice President
Susan Baskies - Presidential Appointee
Debbie Zimmerman -- Sisterhood President
Jason Kreisman -- Men's Club President
Cori Cherkas -- Treasurer
2016-17 Board of Directors
Allison Arking -- Family Education
Stefanie Boardman - Young Members Group
Bernie Coval -- Personnel
Miriam Feldman -- Board Sunshine Chair
Vivian Friedman -- Shabbat Greeters/Gift Presenters
Carolyn Jacobs -- Plus Giving
Lisa Kessler -- Membership
Michele Levine -- Social Action
Debbie Perlman -- Strategic Plan Implementation/By-Laws
Lori Perlow -- Fundraising Event Chair
Ally Pollack -- Ritual Committee Chairperson
Alison Shapiro -- Board Development
Lyn Stein - HAZAK
Alan Tate -- House & Grounds
Missy Wayne -- Membership
David Weiss -- Israel Advocacy
Erika Wolf -- Early Childhood
Calling All Volunteers!
Are you ready to immerse yourself in Jewish life and learning at Temple Beth Sholom? We're looking forward to hearing from you! Get involved in one or more of our committees and help shape the future for your family and our community.
B'emtza ("in the middle")
B'emtza is a brand new group for adults in our community who fall into this demographic. Through B'Emtza, you will know which TBS programs are a match for you, receive personal invitations to attend special events, build and strengthen B'Emtza relationships within our TBS family plus more! Contact Ann Sundstrom or Susan Trager.
Prepares specialty entrees and desserts for our weekly Shabbat kiddush lunches. Contact Jessica Weinberg.
Early Childhood Education Center Committee
The Early Childhood Education Center Committee is an integral part of TBS that helps to shape learning initiatives for our youngest children and provides channels and mechanisms for ongoing feedback. The Early Childhood Education Center Committee strives to identify and implement programs and policies to foster our students' individual growth, create partnerships with our families and extend early childhood education into communal learning. For more information, please contact Erika Wolf.
HAZAK provides programming and activities for TBS members who are 55+. HAZAK aims to complement TBS' Adult Enrichment Programs with additional social, educational, and spiritual activities. Additionally, HAZAK reaches out to other congregations in our region to participate in joint activities and programming. Our mature adults continue to learn and to be a vital part of the TBS and South Jersey communities. For more information, please contact Lyn Stein.
Hesed (Kindness) Committee
The purpose of the Hesed Committee is to comfort TBS congregants by performing acts of loving kindness during lifecycle events and times of need (such as birth, illness or death). Compassionate committee members are readily available to perform mitzvot by assisting fellow congregants in a variety of hands-on ways in times of great joy or sorrow. The Hesed Committee currently has three sub-committees including Shiva, Transportation and Visitation. For more information, please contact Jodi Ziets.
Temple Beth Sholom's Membership Committee supports the synagogue in the recruitment, retention and satisfaction of members. This committee will provide a welcoming atmosphere for all current and prospective members and ensure that new members are assimilated into the congregation. Additionally, the Membership Committee will examine the reasons that the synagogue attracts and maintains members and will advise the Board of Directors and staff on membership policies, as well as oversee programs for the recruitment and retention of members. For more information, please contact Lisa Kessler or Missy Wayne.
TBS Men's Club offers a wide array of programming which strives to strengthen the objectives of our congregation and conducts activities that promote Jewish interest and the commitment of its members. Men's Club also partners/builds relationships with other TBS social groups and the local Jewish community. There's a busy calendar of social and cultural programming including Jews, Brews & Views, Educational Breakfasts, and Softball (just to name a few!) For more information, please contact Jason Kreisman.
The mission of Project Yahad (unity) is to provide an environment which addresses and nurtures individuals with special needs and their families with consideration of their strengths and abilities in all areas of congregational life. For more information, please contact Sara Kreisman.
The TBS Ritual Committee is charged with implementation of Halakhic observance (interpretation of Jewish laws), assuring that there are knowledgeable leaders for all synagogue services and shiva minyanim in private homes. Additionally, the Ritual Committee assigns honors for all Shabbat and Holiday Services. To achieve this, the committee works closely with the clergy and B'nai Mitzvah families and meets regularly to constantly review our services and strive to meet the needs of our congregants. For more information, please contact Ally Pollack.
TBS Sisterhood is a vibrant group uniting Jewish women that offers a diversity of meaningful and innovative programs. Membership in Sisterhood cultivates friendships, perpetuates Jewish traditions and initiates social action projects. As part of the Sisterhood community, you will be welcomed with open arms and feel a true sense of belonging and growth. For more information, please contact Debbie Zimmerman.
Social Action Committee
The Social Action Committee is involved in coordinating TBS' efforts in fulfilling the mitzvah of tikkun olam (repairing the world). Please consider helping others through one of TBS' Social Action projects (Cook for a Friend, Blankets from the Heart, Mitzvah Day, and others). There is something for everyone! For more information, please contact Michele Levine.
Special Event Planning
TBS' Event Planning/Fundraising Committee focuses on exploring and creating special events, obtaining sponsorships and coordinating entertaining and innovative projects that develop relationships and raise funds for our synagogue. With specific fundraising goals in mind, committee members collaborate and explore new ideas to make each event/project a success! For more information, please contact Lori Perlow.
Sponsorship Outreach Committee
This committee focuses on obtaining sponsorships that raise funds for our synagogue and cultivating relationships with our sponsors throughout the year. Contact Mark Shapiro or Shirley Feigenbaum.
Young Members Group Committee
YMG is an active community of young adults and families that offers meaningful Jewish family, social, religious, and educational experiences both at TBS and in our local community. YMG represents a strong undercurrent of TBS, and it has approximately 250 members. The YMG steering committee is made up of TBS members who are men and women, early childhood-aged and religious school-aged parents, moms and dads with children learning at TBS, the Katz JCC, Kellman Brown Academy, as well as other local synagogues. This diversity helps the committee in planning initiatives that are intended to appeal to a broad range of young Jewish adults and families. As part of the same synagogue family, the YMG committee considers TBS their spiritual "home away from home", and they want to share that connection and level of comfort with you and your children! For more information, please contact Stefanie Boardman or Jennifer Green.
Youth & Family Education Committee
The Youth & Family Education Committee provides counsel, direction and support to the administration of the congregation's Religious School and Hebrew High School (BeST) on various matters including curriculum, staffing, programming, fundraising and school operations. The committee and its members serve as liaisons and conduits of information between parents and the schools' administration, especially for the Director of Congregational Learning (DCL). The committee members provide input to the DCL and also assist in disseminating information back to parents and the rest of the congregation on school-related matters. For more information, please contact Allison Arking.
If you have any questions, or if you would like more information about TBS programming, volunteer opportunities or how to become involved, please email TBS Congregational Life Director Jill Hammel or call (856) 751-6663 x204.