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Administrative Committees

We are a member-led community in a working partnership with our professional staff.

Our Board of Trustees and administrative committees are responsible for keeping Shir Tikvah running— everything from investing our assets to selecting plants for the garden. We are proactive and collaborative, and our work together is good for the community and rewarding for ourselves. We particularly encourage newer members to get involved. Their skills and experience bring fresh perspectives to the many different types of work we do. 

Membership Committee

The Membership Engagement Team welcomes new members and helps them feel at home during their beginning years at Shir Tikvah. The committee also organizes community outreach events and temple open houses for prospective members. The team meets about every six weeks either during the day or in the evening based upon team members availability and what is on the agenda.  Members can help out as “ambassadors” without being on the core committee, helping with town days and outreach in all our various towns. If you like to meet new people and enjoy good conversation—even if you're pretty new yourself—let us know. Your early experiences can help newer members find their way. For more information please contact

Ritual Committee

The Ritual Committee, in partnership with the rabbi and cantor, works to deepen the spiritual life of the Shir Tikvah community. No "higher level" Jewish knowledge or background is required to get involved—just an interest to explore ways of observance and ritual practices.

Library Committee

The Shir Tikvah Library contains books for adults and children that cover a wide range of topics with Jewish content. Library committee members write book reviews, recommend new titles for acquisition, and organize a traveling library to the religious school on Sundays. View our catalog online.

Shlichut: Community Outreach

The Shlichut Committee works with Shir Tikvah families to address issues of living Jewishly in a non-Jewish world, such as when town and school events conflict with the observance of Jewish holidays. The committee created a Guide to the Jewish Holidays, a compact and practical explanation of the Jewish holiday cycle and the practices associated with it.

Administrative Committees

Bylaws Committee vets and recommends proposed changes to the bylaws.

Development Committee oversees plans to meet fundraising goals.

Finance Committee oversees our financial resources, budget, and investments.

House Committee oversees maintenance of our building, its systems, and grounds.

IT Committee advises on all things computer and IT-related.

Nominating Committee recommends members for open leadership positions.

Personnel Committee oversees employment policies and procedures.

Safety Committee recommends policies, procedures, and technical measures, in consultation with the synagogue community and the board, to protect its members and visitors.

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