Adult Living and Learning Committee creates diverse programming that appeals to all adult members and perspective members of our AA community. This variety of programs will foster spiritual, social and personal growth in a stimulating environment with the goal to inspire individuals to forge a stronger connection to their Jewish faith and community. Chairs: Rick Swerdlin and Andy Zangwill
Ahava Committee plans and implements programming for the community-wide seniors social group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month from September through June for lunch, socialization, friendship and sheer pleasure. Chair: Bobbie Knopf
Blood Drive Committee Committee organizes and coordinates the quarterly blood drive held at the synagogue. Chair: Gail Solomon
Budget & Finance Committee prepares the annual budget and presents regular reports to the board. Chair: Carl Rosenthal
Cemetery Committee assists with the purchase and maintenance of burial sites at Crestlawn, Greenwood, and Arlington; Betsy Teplis represents the synagogue’s interests at historic Oakland Cemetery. Chair: Donald Reisman
Chesed Committee does many projects for our synagogue community including transportation to and from synagogue events. If you need a ride or would like to give someone a ride please call 404.355.5222, X500 or Chesed email
. Chairs: Nancy C. Weiner and Rina Wolfe.
Chevra Kadisha - "Holy Society" - is a group of AA congregants who care for the deceased through the act of "Tahara" - taking care of the physical cleansing, purification & spiritual needs of the deceased prior to burial."Chesed Shel Emes" - the truest, most selfless act of benevolence." Chairs: Delcy Pardo Harber abd Bob Tepper
Community/Social Action Committee plans, coordinates, generally manages and helps in the funding of the 15 or more projects that are worked upon during the year. The main emphasis is to see that the each project has sufficient financial means and manpower (including coordinators) to fulfill the missions each project requires. Chair: Alan Wexler
Cultural Arts Committee produces and presents classical music recitals and concerts in the synagogue that are open community-wide. Chairs: Shirley & Ivan Millender
Facilities Committee reviews facility work, reviews contracts dealing with buildings and grounds, reviews the needs for the synagogue's facilities and grounds, makes recommendations on maintenance issues. We do periodic walk through inspections of the facility with the synagogue staff to assist with maintenance issues. Chair: Tom Greenfield
Daily Minyan Committee encourages minyan attendance and coordinates the bi-monthly birthday/anniversary breakfasts which follows the morning minyan. Chairs: Rabbi Raphael Gold and Sally Kaplan
Chairs: Mark Cohen & Nancy Levine
Education Committee establishes policies and procedures for the religious school and the areas of informal education.
Chairs: Shayna and Jeffrey Flash
Eizenstat Lecture Series Committee is established as necessary to support the efforts to produce the yearly Eizenstat Family Memorial Lecture.
Chairs: Gerry Benda and Darryl Konter
Chair: Judith Hodara and Corinne Mateyak
Governance Committee is charged with updating the Bylaws of the congregation in accordance with the strategic plan. Chair: Rob Wildstein
Greeters: Committee solicits and schedules volunteer greeters for Friday night and Saturday morning Shabbat services, special events and High Holiday services. Their function is to greet and make welcome all who come into the synagogue as well as to help those who are new to the synagogue find their way. Chairs:
Marketing and Communications Committee establishes appropriate policies and procedures as well as oversees and evaluates the effectiveness of AA’s various means of communication, and also assists in marketing efforts on behalf of the synagogue. The committee oversees the publication of the newsletter and other publications in addition to the development and maintenance of the website and other forms of electronic media. Chairs: Lana Krebs and Rick Harber
Membership Committee works to facilitate an environment where members feel connected and engaged in all aspects of synagogue life and prospective members want to become a part of our community. We engage in outreach to prospective members; assist new members in making personal connections in our community; collaborate with programming committees; work to encourage member participation in services, programs, and activities; and address member satisfaction to facilitate membership retention. Chair: Board of Directors
Chair: Doris Goldstein
Nominating Committee as constituted by the bylaws develops the annual slate of officers and board members for approval by the membership and fills in leadership vacancies as needed.
Chair: Margo Gold
Ritual Committee makes recommendations to the rabbi and board on ideas to enhance the services and rituals in our synagogue. (For instance, we recommended that the Torah Service be restructured to allow for more commentary and explanation by moving to the triennial cycle.)In addition, the committee offers alternative ideas for prayer and ritual services. So far, we have recommended and helped implement AAbsolute Shabbat Service, AAbsolute Unplugged Service, and Shabbat Meditation Service. Chair: Dick Planer
Sisterhood celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2010 and is a part of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism which is dedicated to the creation of a vibrant American Jewish community that nurtures the individual, the family and the community with the values of Jewish tradition.
Ushering Committee is a caring component of the synagogue family and performs the function of "Hachnasat Orchim", welcoming guests to our synagogue for prayer and celebration. The ushers greet congregants and guests, escort them to specific seats when required, provide directions and answer questions of all sorts, and give information to the gabbi when needed. Chairs: Mark Fleishman and Susan Schlansky