Serving Hudson County’s Progressive Jewish Community for Over 150 Years

Be a Macher – Committees

As a volunteer organization, we rely on our members volunteering their skills, love and time to the Temple’s functioning. It is truly “all hands on deck!” Here’s what we do. Find one or more areas where you can make a difference!

Building – As we anticipate our exciting future, we oversee projects related to the maintenance, beautification and expansion of our building and grounds. Our Security Task Force functions as part of the Building Committee. Chair: Aaron Brotman

Cemetery – We oversee the distribution and management of our cemetery plots located in our Fairview and Iselin cemeteries. We administer this traditional service, and collaborate on policies and procedures to best serve our community. Chair: Larry Gutterman

Fundraising Events and Publicity – Among the events we produce are our Fall Gala, Spring Comedy Evening (Borscht), 50/50 Raffle. We also support the Religious Practices & Religious School Committees for Purim Mishloach Manot and Hanukkah fundraisers. We publicize our activities using traditional, digital and social media formats. Chair: Nancy Sambul

Kadimah! – We are actively working on all the elements necessary to raise the funds for the renovation of our historic building. We enthusiastically network toward our future in both development and other important functions in support of TBE’s next century! Chair: Joe Koskuba & Carla Chavez

Youth Education – We act as a liaison to our Religious School, Youth Group and Tot Shabbat program. We foster our school families’ relationships to the Temple and to one another. We also develop and sponsor exciting and engaging programs to develop the youth community. Chairs: Craig & Michele Linder

Membership – Welcomes new and prospective members and helps integrate them into our community. We publicize TBE and formulate membership policies that celebrate and enhance the value of Temple membership. Chair: Nancy Sambul

Religious Practices – We advise and assist with our various holiday events and sacred functioning, from the High Holy Days’ scheduling to Torah restoration; from our Yom Kippur break-fast to Purim Shpiels; from ushering and Shabbat Onegs to Community Seders. In essence we fuel TBE’s spiritual engine. Chair: Kristin Michaelson

Social Action – We plan and execute TBE’s work to seek justice and aid the needy. Our work includes sustaining our Food Pantry and our partnership with Jersey City Together, Family Promise and other volunteer activities. Chair: Laura Katzive

Finance & Administration – We oversee the financial functioning of the Temple; analyze, suggest and implement updated and improved administrative software and platforms and assist in committee budgeting. Chair:

Digital Media Task Force – We analyze our digital, technical and virtual operations and communications and work to upgrade, sustain, and beautify our systems on an ad hoc basis. Join our team and help bring all of TBE into the 21st century! Leadership is shared. To join the team, contact Rabbi Moritt or Deborah Lipp.

Personnel – We help to create, sustain and define a safe and fair work environment for our employees. Chair: Philip Gary

Adult Education – We support and create interesting, engaging, meaningful and even entertaining adult education programming. Chair: Stephanie Chaiken

Is there something missing from this list you would like to start? We’re all ears. Contact Rabbi Moritt or our President Philip Gary and jump in. Create the community you want to live in.

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