Beit Haverim was founded as a grassroots endeavor emerging through the efforts of many, taking small steps and big leaps to bring us where we are today.
Today, we invite you to review the many opportunities to become more involved and achieve even deeper connection to your community.
Below you will find a brief description of each committee and its current chairperson.
Chaired by Karin Stolz
Organizes all religious events with the Rabbi and Cantorial Soloist. Oversees service and festival celebrations such as Chanukah, Passover, and High Holy Days.
Serves as a liaison between the parents and the Religious School Administrator. Facilitates parent meetings and coordinates the involvement of parents for activities such as the Teffilah bagels and Purim Carnival.
Fosters membership recruitment and retention. Communicates with prospective members and new members, including providing membership and other requested congregational information. Organizes annual Open House for prospective members, New Member Dinner for new congregants, and monthly potlucks for family Shabbats.
Helps families in our community during life cycle events.
Coordinates with the Rabbi to provide adult educational experiences such as Torah Study, spiritual Jewish lifestyle and cultural topics as well as discussion of current events and the Jewish perspective.
Tikkun Olam/Social Action
Analyzes public affairs issues relating to Judaism that face the community. Operates synagogue social action programs such as foster kids clothing drive, Sunshine Pantry Food Drive, and Red Cross Blood Drive, and educates members about issues affecting Jewish and non Jewish communities by bringing in guest speakers or publicizing through eblasts. Participates in Jewish Federation of Portland's Community Relations Committee.
Chaired by Michelle Bombet Minch
Coordinates all paid advertising and free publicity in community bulletins based on info provided by event coordinators. Oversees weekly eblasts and monthly newsletters. Produces and distributes press releases as needed and communicates with reporters.
Coordinates a regular program of activities such as dinners or tea parties to meet new friends and connect with old ones.
Coordinates informal gatherings such as pub crawls, poker, and sporting events to facilitate new friendships and strengthen existing ones.
Michelle Bombet Minch
Designs web site and ensures its operation while maintaining current content based on committee submissions.
Chaired by Don Spear
Prepares annual budget, manages accounts receivables and payables, presents monthly financial reports to the board and leads the pledge drive committee.
Coordinates fundraisers such as dinner auctions or casino nights that bring together community for fun events while raising necessary funds.