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Yom Shabbat, 28 Kislev 5775

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.

Click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to email the office and indicate your interests in serving on a committee.  We look forward to working together to bring even greater joy and community to our congregation!

Below you will find a brief description of each committee and its current chairperson.

Ritual
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.

Religious School
Heather Kirkbride

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.

Membership
Dena Gutterman

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.

Caring
Gabrielle Williamson

Helps families in our community during life cycle events.

Adult Education
Naomi Angier

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
Barbara Gold

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.

Marketing/PR
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.

Ladies' Group
Sue Greenspan

Coordinates a regular program of activities such as dinners or tea parties to meet new friends and connect with old ones.

Men's Group
Rob Hershinow

Coordinates informal gatherings such as pub crawls, poker, and sporting events to facilitate new friendships and strengthen existing ones.

Web Design/Development
Michelle Bombet Minch

Designs web site and ensures its operation while maintaining current content based on committee submissions.

Finance
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.

Fundraising
Open Chairperson

Coordinates fundraisers such as dinner auctions or casino nights that bring together community for fun events while raising necessary funds.

Beit Haverim was founded in 1992 so that families and individuals might experience the sense of Jewish belonging that comes from shared worship, religious instruction, Tikkun Olam, and social events at a location not too far from home. Visit our History Page to learn more.