Become a Leader

Become a Leader

Committees

Temple Israel of New Rochelle’s Congregation has their voices heard and encourages and applauds volunteerism through committees and involvement. There is a rich array of committees that serves both the Congregation and the Community.

Consider joining one or more of these committees:

  • Brotherhood: The men of Temple Israel come together to support each other and the wider community. Brotherhood supports a wide range of programming from speakers, movie nights, breakfasts, poker nights and theater outings to extensive programming aimed at our youngest members such as the annual camping trip, Purim Carnival, and scholarship support. Brotherhood Section
  • Camp Pinebrook: The Camp Pinebrook Committee works closely with the professional staff to support camp program initiatives. Camp Pinebrook Contact
  • Chavaya: Chavaya, meaning experience, is our Jewish Education program for youth in Kindergarten through 12th grade. It is inspired by the powerful learning and identity formation that takes place at Jewish camps and in youth groups. The Chavaya Committee works in partnership with the professional staff on program initiatives and explores innovative ways of enhancing the Jewish education we provide to our participants and families. The Chavaya Committee also creates symbiotic programming with the congregation at large and our TINR youth groups. Chavaya Contact
  • House & Grounds: The House and Grounds Committee is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, repair, and renovation of our campus. “Greening” the Temple is a primary goal. New members, especially engineers and architects, are invited to join. House & Grounds Contact
  • Israel Action: The Israel Action Committee sponsors educational, social, and cultural programming with the goal of enhancing our congregants’ relationship with Israel. We’re active on important issues, supporting ARZA and other Reform institutions related to Israel. Israel Action Contact
  • Kehillah School for Early Learning: The Kehillah Committee provides a forum for the exchange of information and ideas between parents, teachers, and administrators for the purpose of enhancing the program. The committee oversees events, publicity, and advertising. Kehillah School for Early Learning Contact
  • Library: The Library Committee strives to keep our beautiful library current by acquiring new books in all matters of Judaic interest including Jewish thought, wisdom, culture, biography and the best fiction from the Jewish book world. New members are always welcome.  Library Contact
  • Marketing: The Marketing Committee focuses on more effective ways to have both the internal and external messaging of the Temple communicate our vision, culture, and community. We continually look for talented marketing professionals to be part of the strategy to use marketing in assisting with Temple Israel’s growth and stability. Marketing Contact
  • Membership: The membership committee welcomes new members looking to be part of an inclusive Jewish community. Future efforts will include work on retention and re-engagement of current members.  Membership Contact
  • Music: The Music Committee is for those members of our community who care deeply about music and the role it plays within our community. The Committee works in conjunction with the Cantor to plan musical programming throughout the year, including the Annual Music Benefit which supports the musical life of Temple Israel. Music Contact
  • Prime Time 4 Adults: Prime Time 4 Adults engages middle-aged adults and empty-nesters. We offer the opportunity to socialize casually while enjoying films, discussion, food, creative art projects, cultural field trips, entertainment, and recreational events. Prime Time 4 Adults Contact 
  • Sisterhood: Sisterhood plans programs for its members and the community at large and coordinates efforts with other committees to invite speakers and sponsors events for Chavaya. Sisterhood events are fun and exciting with an emphasis on health and wellness including barre, yoga and spin classes, plus less intense events like Paint Night, Bowling, and our popular comedy night fundraiser. Sisterhood Contact
  • Social Action: Social Action Committee (SAC) engages the TINR community in events, projects and collections that benefit and support non-profit organizations serving low-income populations in the Westchester community. The SAC also works to raise awareness and involve our congregation in current events and issues occurring state-wide, nationally and internationally, ranging from reproductive healthcare to the environment and refugee resettlement. Social Action Contact
  • Teen Engagement: The Teen Engagement Committee supports TINR teens in light of their increased demands on their time and focus. This committee includes parents of engaged and un-engaged teens to represent multiple viewpoints in new proposed teen programming, understanding that TINR teens are involved in Jewish life in various ways.  Teen Engagement Contact
  • Temple Israel Cares: Temple Israel Cares offers our members support during times of joy and sorrow. We reach out to congregants during times of illness, bereavement, and celebration, furthering our mission of being a caring community rooted in Jewish ideals. Temple Israel Cares Contact
  • Worship: The Worship Committee works with the clergy to offer a meaningful workshop experience to the community. Traditional services and life cycle events are addressed to ensure we fulfill the needs of the soul. Worship Contact