May 29, 2023 ()
Interested in volunteering or have questions? Contact Executive Director, Dianne Neiman, at 301-942-2000, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Education – Plan educational opportunities for adults.
Bereavement Committee – Provides support for members that lose a loved one by preparing and delivery a meal to Temple members following the funeral service of a loved one.
Board of Education – Works closely with the Director of Education in the management and supervision of the Religious School (Participation by invitation only).
Building and Grounds – Evaluates and makes recommendations on building and grounds requirements.
Community Social Action Council – Promotes and helps organize activities locally that allow opportunities to perform mitzvot; supports related activities throughout the congregation; strengthens the ability of all Temple volunteers to make a difference in our community.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee – The Committee’s mission is to carry out the ideals stated in the Temple’s DEI Statement by developing a DEI Program that creates cultural competency and advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion for the Community; by creating an environment that reflects the community we serve; and by fostering an environment in which all members, staff, students, and visitors feel included, respected, valued, and safe.
Family Concern – Provides additional assistance to members in need (Participation by invitation only).
Finance – Develops the annual budget and provides financial recommendations to the Board. (Participation by invitation only).
Global Mitzvah Team – Supports the international charitable projects of our Global Mitzvah Project.
Green Team – Investigates the feasibility of and implements green projects to lessen the environmental footprint of Temple Emanuel. Click to view the 2014 Tikkun Olam Action Guide.
Human Resources – Working in partnership with the Temple professionals, this committee is responsible for developing, defining and articulating the synagogue’s policies regarding its employees. (Participation by invitation only).
Israel Engagement – Raises the visibility of Israel within the congregation; leads educational programs; advocates on behalf of Reform principles in Israel; supports travel to Israel.
KESTY – Temple Emanuel Youth Group for teens grades 8-12; affiliated with NFTY.
Kulanu – Supports and sponsors gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender inclusion and programming at Temple Emanuel and the community. Learn more about the work of the Kulanu committee.
Membership – Responsible for recruiting new members and working on membership retention.
Oneg Coordination – Works with the entire Temple membership to coordinate the Oneg Shabbat after services.
Philanthropy and Special Events – Coordinates and prioritizes philanthropy at Temple Emanuel.
Religious Practices – Assists the clergy in matters pertaining to Religious Practices, including prayer books, High Holiday honors and special projects (Participation by invitation only).
Senior Focus – Coordinates play readings and the Annual Chanukah luncheon.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) – Temple Emanuel participates in the Provide-A-Meal program that feeds the homeless and poor people in the Greater Washington, DC area.
Technology Committee – Provides technical expertise in support of IT projects and operational needs. The Tech Committee’s primary activities included replacing the Temple Emanuel website and streaming Temple indoor and outdoor religious services on Zoom. The Tech Committee maintains the website, sound and video systems, religious service streaming, and other IT related projects. Volunteers welcome.
Torah Study – All are welcome to join our discussions of the weekly Torah portion and the other books comprising the Hebrew Bible. There is a drop-in class Monday evenings, and a Minyan and Torah Study group which meets on Saturday mornings.
Youth – Sustains and oversees the quality, scope, and programming of the Temple community’s youth programs; the liaison between and among the senior youth group (KESTY), the junior youth group (kesty j.), and the congregation; serves as both the adult advocate for temple youth programming and the agent within the congregation to ensure that the philosophies, policies and standards of the temple are implemented and upheld.