JRC’s committees provide congregants with opportunities for fulfillment and involvement in synagogue life. Fostering connection and community, committee members work with staff to provide programming and services for all members to enjoy.
All of the committees listed here are vital to the character and vigor of JRC. They also provide wonderful opportunities to meet other JRC members with similar interests. Some committees meet monthly, while others meet on an ad-hoc basis. Whatever your interest, there's a group at JRC for you participate in. Try it - you'll love it!
Accessibility and Inclusion
Accessibility/Inclusion meets to respond to concerns and help facilitate ways JRC can become more sensitive and responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities. Contact Linda Kaskel.
This committee meets on an ad-hoc basis to plan, coordinate and create policy for our adult learning program. Please see our Adult Learning schedule or consult the newsletter for information regarding adult education at JRC. Contact Steve Romm.
Early Childhood Education
This committee meets to discuss issues of importance to JRC’s Early Childhood Center. Members work together to determine policy and explore ways to support early childhood education at JRC.
This committee plans and facilitates all ongoing fundraising in support of our JRC community.
The Chesed Committee is committed to performing mitzvot to help JRC members in need - particularly individuals/families who have experienced a recent loss or crisis. Contact Carol Ellegant.
The High Holiday Committee is an annual ad hoc committee that coordinates various aspects of our High Holiday services - from ushering to set-up to coordination of service participation. This is a highly participatory committee that plays an important ongoing role in the spiritual life of JRC. Contact email@example.com.
The "JRC Gardeners" are a hands-on group that helps to beautify the synagogue landscape. The Landscape Committee has a number of ongoing projects to support and maintain our grounds:
- JRC Garden notecards, designed by JRC members. Purchase one set for $8, two for $15 and three for $20. All proceeds support the JRC Garden. Available at the JRC Office.
- Annual Spring Bulb Sale. Infuse your home garden with beautiful color while supporting JRC's landscape. The order deadline is in May each year.
- Spring & Fall Garden Days. Join JRC members and garden-lovers for a couple of hours getting down and dirty!
Contact Jon Brooke.
This committee meets to discuss library issues, create policy and support the work of our librarian. Contact Susan Siebers.
This committee works to enhance services to members and to help create a greater sense of community at JRC. (The web page you are now reading is one of the many important projects generated by the Membership Committee.) Contact Reese Gratch.
This committee meets to discuss and address religious issues that directly affect our community. It also endeavors to facilitate greater member involvement in religious services at JRC. Contact Ray Grossman.
This committee meets to discuss educational issues, create policy and support the work of our Religious School staff. Contact Karen Engelhardt.