Committees are usually chaired by a Board member.
Service on committees is open to all Temple Adath members.
We encourage participation on committees which generate
ideas to present to the Board of Directors and then
oversee the implemention of those projects.
If you are interested in serving, please contact the Chairperson of that committee.
Standing committees are:
This committee shall be charged with the responsibility of developing a program
of adult education for the congregation. It shall also determine policy and
formulate rules and regulations for the administration of such a program, subject
to the approval of the Board of Directors.
This committee studies state laws on cemeteries, chooses burial grounds, supervises
it’s maintenance, and designates plot areas. It shall prepare for the
Board of Directors a suggested cemetery policy as well as a scale of fees for
purchase of cemetery plots and provide for maintenance of cemetery records.
This committee shall consist of all Officers, Past Presidents, and all others
deemed necessary by the President, to furnish advice and assistance to the
President who shall be the Chairman of the Committee, in the operation of the
Temple and Staff, for appropriate action by the Board of Directors.
This committee shall make periodic reviews of the financial operation of the
congregation and shall report their findings to the annual meeting of the congregation
and, from time to time, to meetings of the Board of Directors. It shall also
present to the June meeting of the Board of Directors a proposed budget for
the following fiscal year, for it’s approval. The Treasurer shall be
an ex-officio member of this committee.
This committee shall provide for the regular maintenance and upkeep of the
Synagogue building and grounds. It shall inspect the Synagogue building and
grounds and present to the Finance committee the estimated cost of any needed
repairs or improvements and upon Board approval, let contracts for and oversee
execution of such work.
The House committee shall present the Finance committee a list of capital and
long-range improvements in Synagogue property.
It shall maintain up-to-date inventory of all Synagogue property and shall
draw up and, after Board approval, enforce a set of rules and regulations for
the use of the physical facilities of the Synagogue.
This committee shall also propose to the Board a scale of charges for the use
of the Synagogue premises and its employees.
This committee shall be charged with the responsibility of keeping in touch
with Jewish families in the community which are not affiliated with any congregation,
particularly with new families with the view of inviting them to become members
of the congregation. The committee shall also receive applications for membership
and report their recommendations to the Board of Directors.
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The President shall, in February of each year, appoint a Nominating Committee
of five members, to be approved by the Board.
This committee is charged with nominating a number of candidates equal to the
number of vacancies of the Board of Directors which shall be due to the expiration
of term, resignation, or death in the Board of Directors. It shall also bring
in nominations for the following officers: President, First and Second Vice
Presidents, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, and Honorary
These nominations will be voted on at the annual congregational meeting in
June of that fiscal year.
This committee shall supervise the school or schools of the congregation, on
the elementary and secondary levels, and shall determine policy and formulate
rules and regulations for the administration of such school or schools, subject
to the approval of the Board of Directors.
This committee shall be in charge of all religious services of the congregation,
including weddings, B’nai Mitzvot, and funerals, and shall formulate
rules and regulations for all such services, subject to the approval of the
Board of Directors. It shall offer to the Rabbi such advice and guidance as
he may require regarding the character and mode of the various services. It
shall be in charge of the various seating arrangements at services during the
High Holy Days and at other times during the year, and shall have the responsibility
of appointing “gabbaim” and ushers for the various services.
This committee shall be charged with the responsibility of developing standards
and codes of personal practice for all Synagogue personnel. In appropriate
instances this committee shall request advice and assistance from other standing
committees and shall recommend to the Board of Directors all changes in personnel
salaries, fringe benefits, duties, etc.
This committee shall have the responsibility of resolving personnel problems
that may arise except such as relate to elected staff and personnel.
Social Action and Community Relations
This committee shall have the responsibility of developing and maintaining
liaison with other organizations in the community generally. It shall have
the responsibility of studying community problems which arise from time to
time and make recommendations for appropriate action to the Board of Directors.
This committee is charged with the responsibility of developing and overseeing
a program of youth activities for the congregation.
The President shall create those committees deemed necessary from time to time
to further aims and objectives of the Temple.
Current general committees are:
The Kesher Committee was founded and endowed in blessed memory of Phyllissa
Kamp Britan. The idea was inspired by the love and support provided by her
Atlanta community. Phyllissa lamented that she would never be able to return
this love. Therefore the Kesher Committeee was created to continue the legacy
of offering support in times of joy and sorrow which she received.
The Rabbis tell us the memory of the righteous lives on in our good deeds.
The philanthropic work of the Kesher Committee is done by good-hearted volunteers and is 'SOULy' funded by donations. To make a donation or to volunteer, please call
the office of Temple Adath Yeshurun, 315-445-0002.
The Kesher Committee ministers to the needs of our Temple Adath community
and is currently co-chaired by Lisa Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Long Range Planning Committee
The mission of the LRPC is to identify goals and objectives which over the
short and long term would a) increase congregational participation, b) increase
congregational size, and c) assuring appropriate funding which would make
the Temple financially secure; and to identify mechanism to achieve the goals
Music / Culture
This committee is charged with developing music programs for Temple Adath
Music resonates through the hallways of Temple Adath Yeshurun in many different
ways. Music is the ultimate connector linking us to Israel, linking the community
together, linking our prayers to the Heavens. Traditional melodies are utilized
and congregational participation is enthusiastically encouraged. Among recent
concert events, TAY presents our Cantor in a magical evening called, “Broadway
Blooms,” an evening of popular songs from theater, movies and Broadway.
We have also hosted the Syracuse Chorale and members of the Syracuse Symphony
as well as presenting a good friend, Craig Taubman in an electrifying Friday
Night Live service. Last summer we commissioned a new song celebrating our
136th anniversary, L’dor VaDor, sure to become a standard in synagogue
music throughout North America.
Rothschild Early Childhood Center
This committee is the liaison between the Temple and the RECC. It is charged
with reviewing and overseeing the financial, organizational, and compliance
aspects of the RECC.