The following is a brief description of the committees that have been established by the Kol Ami, the Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community.
Each committee is under the leadership of one to three community members. As more people become involved and express an interest and/or expertise in establishing and chairing additional committees, we will do so.
If you would like either to join a committee or develop a new committee (or if you would like more information about a committee) please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and your request/comments will be forwarded to the appropriate individual. Or feel free to write directly to our President, Vice-President, or Children’s Program Chair.
Adult Jewish Education Committee – This committee plans and implements Jewish education programs for adults, focusing on Jewish religious and cultural topics.
Care and Concern Committee – The Care and Concern Committee supports solace and hope to congregants and their families during times of illness, suffering, loss and grief. At the same time, it encourages Kol Ami to reach out to its members during the time of joyful traditions.
Children & Family – The Children & Family Committee is responsible for addressing the needs of our community’s children, including child care and childhood education.
Membership Committee – The Membership Committee provides a personalized welcome to new and potential members in order to increase membership and help new members find a fulfilling home in our congregation. The membership committee also reaches out to departing members to better understand why Kol Ami was no longer meeting their needs.
Ritual Committee – The Ritual Committee plans the Ritual calendar of services and establishes policy with regard to religious services and other activities (i.e. Passover Seder). Its work includes: food and kashrut issues, format for services, adherence to holiday customs and ceremonies, and answers to questions about established ritual issues. Members of this committee might have skills and/or interest in leading lay-led services. This committee also interfaces with Kol Ami’s rabbinic support.
Tikkun Olam Committee – The Tikkun Olam Committee seeks out and organizes opportunities for volunteer action.
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
|POSITION||NAME||EMAIL [at] = @|
|Vice President||Mike Linickemail@example.com|
|Past President||Jane Schulmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
|Steering-At-Large Members||Jon Baumgarten
|Adult Education||Richard Ruthemail@example.com|
|Care and Concern||Harriet Epstein
|Children & Family||Mindy Rudellfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rabbi’s Programming||Elenor Hodgesemail@example.com|
|Tikkun Olam/Netzavim||Emily Schwartz Greco
|Healing List||Toni Popkinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Regional/Reconstructionist movement||Anne Salzbergemail@example.com|
|Yahrzeit List||Betsy Greerfirstname.lastname@example.org|