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Adult Committees

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Adult Engagement Committee

The mission of the Adult Engagement Committee is to research, organize, and implement  adult programs and initiatives that enrich cultural interests through a Jewish lens.

Other committee responsibilities include conducting post-event analysis related to participation, and providing input and feedback on all aspects of adult programming to the Temple Sinai Board.

The Adult Engagement Committee is Co-Chaired by Lynn Fishkind and Barbara Klein, and meets once-a-month with Adrianne Rubin, Director of Membership & Engagement.

To view the current Adult Engagement brochure, click here.

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Caring Committee

The Caring Committee creates a sense of community through personal outreach to temple members during times of joy and times of difficulty. The committee works closely with the Temple Sinai clergy team and other committees to provide support and assistance wherever it is needed.

The Caring Committee is led by Co-Chairs Bess Koblenz and Cecile Saretsky.

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Catering Committee

The Catering Committee supervises the contract and arrangements between the temple and V&Z Caterers.The committee meets quarterly to review the financials provided by V&Z and makes necessary recommendations to the Board.

The Catering Committee is headed by Jeff Sklar, Executive Vice President and Treasurer.

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Cemetery Committee

The Cemetery Committee, headed by Temple Sinai Executive Director Lee Mirrer, oversees the temple's plots at New Montefiore Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York. The committee does a quarterly review of the cemetery grounds to ensure they are being maintained to the temple's quality standards, and determines if special maintenance projects are required. The committee also contacts those with unused plots in an effort to reclaim and sell them to congregants who need them.

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Early Childhood Center Committee

The Temple Sinai Early Childhood Center Committee works closely with ECC Director Lindsay Dayan, providing programming that ensures our students have a multi-faceted early childhood experience within a Jewish framework. The Committee, which meets at least four times a year, reviews the annual budget and makes recommendations to the board. The committee also analyzes enrollment trends and conducts a bi-annual survey of ECC families and reports the results to the board. 

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Health & Safety Task Force

The Health & Safety Task Force is an ad hoc committee that partners with Executive Director Lee Mirrer, to establish and evolve the over-arching health and safety protocols for the temple. They also meet with their different constituencies (e.g. ECC, Religious School. Teens, Executive Board), to update their specific health and safety guidelines as needed, throughout the year.

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House, Building, & Grounds Committee

The House, Building, & Grounds  Committee is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the building and the grounds of the temple. In addition to formulating and supervising the implementation of the rules governing the use of the building and the grounds, the committee also oversees all new construction.

The House, Building, & Grounds Committee is co-chaired by Jeff Krugman and Howard Weissler.

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Human Resources & Administration Committee

The Human Resources & Administration Committee responds to, and partners with, Executive Director Lee Mirrer, regarding HR matters including terminations, hiring (of any staff member with a salary in excess of $75,000), and makes recommendations to the board. The committee also leads the board through the contract renewal process with contracted employees (i.e. Clergy and Executive Director). The committee also conducts mid-contract performance and institutional reviews with the Executive Director.

Co-Chairs Steve Goodman and Jana Grotas head the Human Resources & Administration Committee.

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Kulanu

Kulanu, Hebrew for All of Us, was created to provide a welcoming atmosphere and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning members of the congregation, and to their families and friends. Kulanu helps educate the congregation about LGBTQIA+ issues and raises awareness by engaging in advocacy for equality. Kulanu also reaches out to the Jewish LGBTQIA+ community at large and welcomes their membership in our temple.

Lynn Fishkind is proud to serve as chair of Kulanu.

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Religious School Committee

Meeting a minimum of four times per year, the Religious School Committee conducts bi-annual surveys of our Religious School families to ensure our programs continue to provide a dynamic, integrated educational, spiritual, and social experience. The results of these surveys are reported to the temple board. In addition to conducting analyses on enrollment trends and finances, the committee engages with Cantor-Educator Elena Schwartz, Religious School Director, to review the curriculum and the budget, making recommendations to the board.

The Religious School Committee is Co-Chaired by Tracy Zimmerman and Amy Zuflacht.

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Security Committee

The Security Committee, which meets quarterly. is responsible for reviewing security measures with Global Operations, an integrated security and protection solutions agency hired by Temple Sinai. The committee keeps the board informed about everything pertaining to security matters and safety procedures, and conducts an annual board training and tour of the facilities.

Adam Weinschel serves as Chair of the Security Committee.

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Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee is dedicated to performing acts of tikkun olam, repairing the world. They share these opportunities to help - both locally and globally - with the Temple Sinai community. In addition to overseeing our annual Mitzvah Morning, the Social Action Committee spearheads the very popular Cooking for a Cause program, where meals are prepared, then delivered to local, food-insecure residents.

The Social Action Committee is chaired by Robyn Schreiber.

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Youth Engagement Committee

The Youth Engagement Committee advises and supports Youth Engagement Director Dina Kwasnicki, in creating innovative and interactive programming for Temple Sinai youth and teens. Meeting at least four times per year, the committee conducts a bi-annual survey of participant families, reporting the results to the board. The committee also analyzes participation trends and creates financial reports for the board.

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