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.
Outreach Committee – The Outreach Committee is responsible for both internal and external communications as well as outreach to both new and existing members. Specific tasks of the committee will include: maintaining a database of members and prospects; communications, electronically and by mail; maintaining the Kol Ami web site; preparing and distributing press releases on Kol Ami activities; placing announcements about Kol Ami events in community calendars; working with graphic designer to develop advertising and placing advertising.
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, 2016 – June 30, 2017
|POSITION||NAME||EMAIL [at] = @|
|Vice President||Lynda Erinoffemail@example.com|
|Past President||Marcel Infeldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017
|Steering-At-Large Members||Jon Baumgarten
|Adult Education||Richard Ruthemail@example.com|
|Care and Concern||Harriet Epsteinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Children & Family||Mindy Rudellemail@example.com|
|Outreach||Emily Schwartz Greco
|Tikkun Olam||Sharon Sterlingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Healing List||Toni Popkinemail@example.com|
|Regional/Reconstructionist movement||Anne Salzbergfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shabbat Hosting||Lynda Erinoff|
|Yahrzeit List||Betsy Greeremail@example.com|