Committees @ PSJC

The PSJC Board, staff, and membership work together in a variety of ways to support the community. We encourage PSJC members to join one or more of our committees, most of which meet monthly. 

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MEMBERSHIP

Jeremy Gruber, Chair

Responsible for attracting, engaging and retaining members; assists staff in receiving and responds to new member inquiries and applications; organizes new member events; sends new member packets and coordinates new member events and activities; recommends activities to better engage and retain members; conducts exit interviews.

membership@psjc.org

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POSITIVE AGING INITIATIVE (PAI)

Jan Orzeck & Marjorie Rothenberg, Co-Chairs

Seeks to change the perspective on aging from one of stigma and loss, to experiencing these years as a source of possibility, opportunity and respect, through activities, support and community for members who are age 50 and beyond. positiveaging@psjc.org

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RODFEI TZEDEK

Lisa Altshuler, Chair

Organizes events and activities to support the broader community. Coordinates social action and charitable events. rodfei.tzedek@psjc.org

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FUNDRAISING

Naomi Sunshine, Chair

Plans and implements fundraising events, which in addition to serving a social and community-building role, help to support other PSJC programming throughout the year. fundraising@psjc.org

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COMMUNICATIONS

Elizabeth Schnur, Chair

Works with staff and board liaison to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy.  davening@psjc.org.

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G'MACH

Marla Kessler Groom & Sarah Josephson 

Helps congregants in times of need by delivering meals and attending shivas.

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HEBREW SCHOOL

Lise Engber & Dina Nadler-Serber, Co-Chairs

Supports Hebrew School and related programming. Works with Hebrew School (HS) Principal on programming, curriculum and logistics. Engages HS families in synagogue events and maintains communication with HS families in coordination with the HS Principal. hebrew.school@psjc.org

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CEMETERY

Matt Eilenberg, Chair

Coordinates sale of cemetery plots; recommends and negotiates additional cemetery space and maintenance; performs periodic inspections ensuring that a tombstone is erected at every grave; provides all necessary assistance to any funeral establishment seeking to arrange a funeral for a member. cemetery@psjc.org

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HEVRA KADISHA

Malki Grozalsky & Liz Wollman, Co-Chairs

The Hevra Kadisha prepares the bodies of deceased Jews for burial according to the Jewish tradition of tahara (purification). hevra.kadisha@psjc.org

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AVODAH

Angela Weisl, Chair

Works closely with the Rabbi and other clergy to recommend ritual practices including music, style and other logistics of worship; coordinates leyning and davening. avodah@psjc.org

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BUILDING

Peter Holmes, Chair

Oversees maintenance, repair, operations for the physical building and grounds. Works with the Director of Administration to maintain consistent, low risk and efficient operations of all facets of synagogue life and a well-run congregation.

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SECURITY

Leslie Salzman, Chair

Security policy, training, grant applications, grant management, physical and electronic security systems

security@psjc.org