Michael Jawer chairs the Ritual Committee. He’s been a proud Kol Ami member for 18 (“chai”) years, 9 of which he taught his and other congregants’ kids in the Jewish Children’s Education Program. Besides occasionally leading or co-leading services, he chants Torah and Haftorah. Before marrying his spouse Bonnie and settling in Vienna, Mike taught at Temple Micah and prepared students for their B’nai and B’not Mitzvah. Mike hails from suburban Philadelphia (headquarters of Reconstructionist Judaism) and professes to sometimes see God’s hand in the fortunes of the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers.