Temple Beth Tikvah is proud of its many volunteer committees and the essential role they play in the leadership of our congregation. All congregants are encouraged to contribute to our ever-growing community by sharing their skills, talents and interests as a committee volunteer. Here is a sampling of some of the most active committees.
Adult Education Committee
The Adult Education Committee promotes educational activities and programs for the Congregation and community, in order to increase the knowledge of our Jewish heritage.
Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee prepares the annual operating budget for the Congregation, monitors revenues and expenditures and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding financial matters. The Budget and Finance Committee is also responsible for establishing appropriate financial policies and procedures.
The Kehillat Chesed Committee is involved in a variety of outreach efforts to support congregants during good times and bad, including:
Preparing shiva meals and providing other assistance to families grieving the loss of a loved oneVisiting congregants who are ill or are in the hospitalAssisting with transportation to doctors appointments and other health-related sessionsRecognizing births, adoptions, marriages and other simchas.
The Communications Committee is responsible for the development and placement of publicity and publications of the Congregation and to insure that its programs and goals are understood. The committee also advises the Rabbi and Board of Trustees on matters of communication with the membership and community.
Constitution and By-Laws Committee
The Constitution and By-Laws Committee develops and formulates the Constitution and By-Laws for the Congregation. The committee also recommends amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws.
The Dues Committee considers member’s requests for adjustments to dues and assessments. This Committee makes adjustments, as it deems necessary. All work and proceedings of this Committee shall be confidential.
As we all know, there is not a synagogue in America that does not need to fundraise in order to balance their budget. Effective fundraising committees are vital to the life and financial well-being of synagogues and are a valuable component of the ongoing work.
Many of the goals of the synagogue from programming to repair to community outreach cannot be achieved without a dynamic fundraising committee focused on outreach within and outside the TBT family. We are looking for enthusiastic members to help drive these programs and work with other committee members.
Our committee focuses on putting the “fun” back in Fundraising. We have organized Road Rallies, Art Shows, Wine tastings, Israeli events, Concerts, Dinners and celebrations from soup to nuts. We believe that some of these new ideas coupled with traditional fundraising ideas are the foundation upon which our Fundraising Committee is basing its short and long term plans. You can help make this a success by contributing your time and your thoughts. Join us!
“Generation to Generation….Our Stories….A TBT Project”
This is an audio project that Temple Beth Tikvah has undertaken to capture the stories and memories of our congregants. Everyone has memories of incidents, places and people that they will never forget. Meeting your intended for the first time, making matzah ball soup with your grandmother, setting the Passover table for your mother all hold a key to our heart. We all have a treasure trove of knowledge, history and experiences that no one else has experienced quite like you.
Contact us to arrange your own story recording. You can record by yourself or with your family. We can come to your home or we can meet you at TBT to record. If you would prefer, one of our staff will interview you. The recording can be up to 40 minutes. For our purposes we will edit only a 3-5 minutes segment of your recording for our archives, but you will receive a copy of the full recording along with a photo of who was in the interview.
Please join us to capture your memories and hold a little place in time for future generations.
The House Committee is responsible to oversee the maintenance of the building and property used by the Congregation and to assure that the facilities are in good order and repair. The committee obtains facilities required by the Congregation and is responsible for the arrangement of facilities in support of all synagogue functions.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee establishes uniform personnel practices, which insure that matters of recruiting, interviewing, training, performance evaluation, dismissal, salary negotiations and other practices are conducted in a consistent and professional manner. The Human Resources Committee works with the appropriate committee or person overseeing a specific position and provides advice concerning personnel practices. This Committee also advises the Board of Trustees on all matters of personnel practices.
The Judicial Committee receives and considers petitions of grievances from the Congregation with regard: (1) conduct of officers, trustees and all other positions; (2) committees; and (3) interpretation of the Constitution and By-Laws. The Judicial Committee shall determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe a grievance is well founded and merits further consideration. The Judicial Committee is to investigate the grievance and report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees who makes the final determination as to any grievance. The Judicial Committee consists of five (5) members with no member being an officer or member of the Board of Trustees.
The Membership Committee promotes activities to increase and retain the membership of the Congregation.
The Nominating Committee is charged to identify and recommend candidates for elected office. The membership of the Nominating committee shall be composed of the Chairpersons from the Ritual, Board of Education; and Membership Committees, one officer and one Trustee appointed by the Board who are not standing for re-election, and two (2) congregants in good standing appointed by the Board. The Nominating Committee maintains an accurate system for identifying interests and skills of members for the purpose of staffing committees and other synagogue functions and provides this information to committee chairpersons for determining committee membership. The Nominating Committee presents recommendations for chairpersons of the Board of Education, Ritual and House Committees to the Board and the Rabbi annually for their approval. The Nominating Committee also annually presents recommendations for committee chairpersons to the Board for its approval.
The Ritual Committee with the cooperation and approval of our Rabbi considers the rituals and observances of the synagogue and promotes such practices in the home to enhance the values of Jewish living.
Security Committee’s main goal is to make Temple Beth Tikvah a secure place.
This is accomplished through the installation and upgrades of the security monitoring system. The Committee also coordinates a security interface with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, FEMA, GEMA, Roswell Police Department as well as other security organizations. Members of the committee attend regular security meetings at the Jewish Federation and work with the chief of security of the Federation on threat assessment and ways to improve security at TBT. The committee is also working on emergency training of the staff of TBT.
Are you an adult TBT member that would like to expand your social circle? For you – Eight is Enough! Join us for our exciting Dinners for 8 Club. This ongoing program brings adult congregants together for a wonderful meal at a congregant’s home. These individuals may or may not know each other and are provided an evening of discussion and conversation that creates friends where there might not have been before. The host provides the main meal and drinks while the guests bring the side dishes. So many wonderful friendships have been established and everyone will have the opportunity to host. Join us!
Social Action Committee
The purpose of the Social Action Committee is to provide Temple Beth Tikvah members with opportunities to carry out the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repair the world. The goal is to dedicate ourselves anew to our legacy of social justice through actions that will make the world a better place.
We believe that Jewish communal life shouldn’t end when children are picked up in the carpool line following religious school. That’s why Temple Beth Tikvah has three youth groups:
- Grades K – 5th
- Grades 6th – 8th
- Grades 9th – 12th
Each group enjoys a wide variety of age-appropriate activities, some Jewish in nature, some secular in nature. All are fun and serve to bring our children together as Jews.
|Adult Learning||Cindy Getty|
|Budget & Finance||Harlan Graiser|
|College Connection||Lynda Bennett
|Fund Raising||Ruben Braiter|
|Gift Shop||Carrie Bickwit
|High Holiday Experience||Jenifer Friedman|
|Interior Standards & Marketing Committee||Paul Beckman|
|Israel Committee||Gene Carasick|
|Kehillat Chesed (Caring)||Leslie Swichkow|
|Men's Club||Neil Goldstein|
|Nadiv Lev||Harlan Graiser|
|Nadiv Lev Adjustment||Roberta Goldman
|Rosh Chodesh||Pam Chanin|
|Security Committee||Michael Gutkin|
|Senior Group||Ruth Zeidman|
|Social Action||Jeff Willard
|Website Committee||Scott Povlot
|Youth Group||Michal Loventhal