Manetto Hill Jewish Center Committees
Adult Education Committee is responsible for developing a program of adult education for the Congregation. It also determines policy and formulates rules and regulations for the administration of programs, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. For more information about adult education, click here>>
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Committee coordinates and facilitatates the Bar/Bar Mitzvah process.
Catering Committee coordinates food services and related facilities and recommends catering fees to members, nonmembers and organizations.
Education Committee recommends the hiring and continuation of the education director to the Executive Board. It reviews the education director’s recommendations to hire faculty, the curriculum developed by the education director under the guidance of the Rabbi, and determines the policy and formulates rules and regulations for the administration of the Hebrew School, subject to the approval of the Rabbi as to halachic issues and the Executive Board on all other issues.
Fundraising Committee is in charge of raising money through events and projects and oversees all fundraising endeavors.
House Committee formulates and enforces rules governing the use of the premises by other organizations or persons; supervises the maintenance of the synagogue properties and equipment; investigates and reports to the Board of Directors any repairs, additions or equipment needed to maintain the buildings most efficiently; and is responsible for facility rentals that do not entail a food service component. The committee recommends fees, procedures and regulations for use of congregant facilities for approval by the Board of Directors.
Interfaith/Keruv/Engagement Committee develops support programs and opportunities for intermarried couples, interfaith families and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual) individuals and families to draw closer to the congregation. For more about interfaith families at Manetto Hill Jewish Center, click here >>
Israeli and Jewish Affairs Committee develops and maintains liaison with other Jewish and Israeli organizations; educates and advocates with respect to Israel and Jewish issues on both a local and global level, and develops programming with respect to such issues. For more about Israeli and Jewish Affairs, click here >>
Membership Committee is responsible for the retention of existing members and the recruitment of new members; develops programs and incentives to encourage membership at Manetto Hill; investigates resignations and reports findings to the President and Rabbi; calls all appropriate committees to assist in membership retention; and presents prospective new members to the Board of Directors for approval.
Ritual Committee is in charge of all religious services subject to the authority of the Rabbi as the mara d’atra of the congregation. It formulates rules and regulations for religious practice subject to the approval of the rabbi as to halachic issues and the Board of Directors as to all other issues. It offers advice and guidance regarding the character and mode of the various services to the Rabbi. The committee is also in charge of all aspects of services during the High Holidays, the festivals, Shabbat services, and all holiday observances. The committee appoints gabbaim for religious services. For more information, visit the Ritual page.
Social Action and Community Relations Committee develops and maintains liaison with other organizations in the community. It studies community problems which may arise from time to time and develops projects in consonance with the principles of tikun olam [improving the world], darchei shalom [creating paths for peace] and tzedek u’mishpat [justice and righteousness].
Strategic Planning Committee is responsible for “looking into the future” and recommending programs and actions that will best assure the continuity and growth of Manetto Hill Jewish Center. The recommendations are brought to the respective standing committees and the Board of Trustees.
Youth Committee recommends the hiring and continuation of the youth director to the Executive Board. It reviews the programs of youth activities developed by the staff, determines the policies and formulates the rules and regulations for the administration of such activities, including Kadima (pre-teen), USY (teens) and Koach (college age), and is responsible for the retention of existing youth group members and the recruitment of new youth group members. The president(s) of our youth organization(s) is (a) non-voting member(s) of the Youth Committee.