This committee works closely with our professional staff and consultants to maintain, enhance and preserve our building and campus.  The committee meets intermittently, as needed.

Karen List, Chairperson


Though it’s not a prerequisite to be a professional financial wiz, it does help for members of this committee to know their way around a P/L statement.  Working together with TI staff and committee chairs, this committee sets and monitors the Operating Budget and keeps the Temple Board apprised of its status.  This group meets mostly during fall months and less frequently the rest of the year.

Carole Klein and Mark Feldmesser, Co-Chairpersons

Chesed Caring

Members of Temple Israel’s Chesed Caring Committee reach out to congregants who are or have been ill.  These volunteers are also available to provide “hands-on” help whenever possible.

Beryle Goverman, Chairperson


With a goal to attract new Temple Israel members and ensure that those who have joined continue to derive the most from their affiliation, this committee actively interacts with all who step inside the synagogue for services and events.  Many from the committee are Greeters, on hand to welcome attendees each Friday and, in turn, introduce them to others.  Meetings are held as needed.

Michell Escobar and Terry Hork , Co-Chairpersons

Religious Practices

The rituals and practices upheld at Temple Israel are decided by this committee with input from our Rabbis.  This group meets several times a year to discuss any issues that impact these fundamental mainstays of our congregation.

Gee Gee Eisenberg, Chairperson


This committee is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Temple Israel’s safety and security – determining appropriate systems and actions that ensure the highest level of protection and integrating them seamlessly into daily operations.

Marty List, Chairperson

Social Action

This committee has organized a robust offering of social action initiatives that directly benefit the local population as well as the nation and world beyond.  Some are ongoing programs, some short-term projects; all thrive on congregant engagement and are driven by tikkum olam – repairing the world.

Jane Herring and Janice Rosenberg, Co-Chairpersons