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Committees

Get involved. Congregation B’nai Israel belongs to all of us. That’s why you are encouraged to bring your talents to one or more of our committees. We welcome your involvement. Whether you have one hour or 100 hours to spare, there is something for you to become involved in at our synagogue.

 

Look through the list of committees that follows. If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact Emilie Kovit-Meyer, CBI Director, at emilie.kovit-meyer@cbirumson.org 

 

 

Cultural Programming (Adult Education) 

Plans, coordinates and promotes exciting educational programming throughout the year.  Featured speakers include authors, artists, diplomats and professors. Event highlights include  Q & A with invited speakers, group discussions and tasty refreshments.  Programs are designed to serve the needs of a diverse congregation.   

 

  


 

Beautification

Identify opportunities for physical improvements to CBI Building and grounds.

 

  


 

Board of Education
Works in partnership with the Director of the Religious School, the Rabbi Jack M. Rosoff Hebrew High School and Gan Yeladim, the clergy and education staff to set policy and oversee operation of the school programs.

 

 


 


Cemetery
Oversee the policies and grounds for the Congregation B’nai Israel synagogue cemetery located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

 


 

Community of Caring 
This important committee prepares and delivers food and other short-term services to those in need among our membership. Members of this committee visit with homebound congregants and assist those in need with Shabbat preparations.

  


 

Community Outreach

This committee is an integral part of our local community and a partner that responds to the needs of all residents, local businesses, local charitable and non-profit organizations and educational institutions, regardless of affiliation.

 


 

Endowment

This committee oversees investments of the synagogue funds.

 

 


 

Finance 

This committee oversees the budget and financial aspects of the synagogue.

 


 

Fundraising 
This committee plans and coordinates major fundraising events. 

 

 


 

House and Grounds

The house committee has oversight of the maintenance and repairs of the CBI building and grounds. All congregants can be a big help to the committee if you notify us of items that need attention. 

  


 

Insurance

This committee helps obtain and selects bids and reviews insurance contracts.

 


 

Israel Scholarship 
Connecting students with Israel, Israeli culture, and our common Jewish identity is the continuing mission of the Israel Scholarship Committee. This committee serves our Hebrew High School students and graduates with scholarship opportunities to study in and visit Israel.

 

  


 

Library

This committee promotes and develops programs for CBI's award winning library. The committee meets monthly to select books and films and arrange yearly film and poetry programs. 

 

 


 

Membership 
Promotes membership to the unaffiliated Jewish Community in our area. Welcomes and integrates new members into the congregational community and engages existing members in the life of the congregation.


 

Memorial Book

Congregation B'nai Israel's Memorial Booklets are produced annually and initially distributed at Yom Kippur Yizkor services. They are then used for all Yizkor services throughout the year. Committee members help coordinate the listings each year. 

 

 


 

Men’s Club

This social group promotes membership and volunteerism. Each year, the men’s club builds the Sukkah, helps with the Purim Carnival and hosts the Family Picnic. Co-chairs: Andrew Meyer & Andrew Weitzner

 

 


 

Publicity

Assist committees and event coordinator(s) with publicity and advertising materials. This committee assists in the creation of advertisements, submits press releases and photos to the local papers including the NJJN, the Hub and the Two River Times.

 

 

 


 

Religious/Ritual
Reviews ritual practices and through regular discussions with the clergy, shares ideas to help make worship at CBI significant and meaningful.

 

 

  


 

Security 

Recommend and oversee facility/technology security.

  


 

Sisterhood

One of the most important committees at the synagogue. Instrumental in many of the social, family, social action, fundraising, education and outreach programs.  

 

 

 

 Social Action

 


 

Torah/Haftarah Readers

Join this special committee by reading Torah or Haftarah. Opportunities are available for students and adults to read on a regular basis or on special occasions. 

The link below takes you to a list of all of the upcoming Shabbat dates, along with a list of the specific Torah & Haftarah readings (including chapter & verses) for each Shabbat.  The list will always cover the upcoming 3 months or so.  Click on the link to peruse which readings are open in the upcoming weeks.  Find the weeks you're available and the portion lengths that are comfortable for you.  Then just follow the simple process to sign-up.  And you can even use your smartphone!

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0845A9A923ABFD0-torah

 


 

Website

Oversees content and development of CBI website.

  


 

Welcoming Committee

Help new and current CBI members feel welcome at CBI.

 

 

Youth
Supports and acts as an advisory board for the congregation’s youth groups, partnering closely with the Religious School and Hebrew High School. Special effort is given to continued programming for our post B'nai Mitzvah students.