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Volunteer with Adath Shalom!

This page provides a great place to start finding your place at Adath Shalom. We rely on community members like YOU. Your generosity with your time, energy, and skills are our foundation. Whatever your interest or expertise, there are opportunities for every age group to get actively involved. We:

Make meals for families in need
Care for our sick or elderly
Donate produce from our garden to local food pantry
Pack and distribute care packages to those facing food insecurity
Maintain our local forest trails
Organize and cook at our annual BBQ
Create social events
Educate and Inspire each other

Below, is a list of our committees, descriptions, and contacts. If you want to take initiative to start something new, we will find room for you too. You can reach out to the office if you don't see something on this list. Get in touch! We appreciate every volunteer!

                          


 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS:

Jerry Moses                       jymoses72@gmail.com                201-874-3903

Gary Reppen                     repltc@yahoo.com                       973-476-2895

Building and Grounds supports our custodial staff in maintaining Adath Shalom’s campus. Together we make decisions on the upkeep of our facility and the beautification of the property.

CHESED:

Inna Benin                         irbenin@hotmail.com.                 973-723-4243

Steve Frank                       shfrank@gmail.com                        201-400-3118

Our Chesed Committee provides meals of consolation during Shiva. We provide food for clergy when they visit congregants, and meals to families in crisis when requested. We also write notes to new congregants and to families who have suffered a loss. We are always willing to go beyond our current activity level, and welcome suggestions on how else we can engage.

COMMUNICATIONS: 

Laurie Lindner               lauriesuelindner@gmail.com               201-247-6238

 Communications supervises and edits the weekly Happenings and other announcements sent out to our congregation. We also promote Adath Shalom on social media.

DEVELOPMENT:

Mara Kimowitz

              Mindy Kahn           mindy.s.kahn@gmail.com              201-213-6276      

The Development Committee is responsible for all forms of fundraising, which include the annual Kol Nidre Appeal  and the Purim Basket Fundraiser. 

HIGH HOLIDAY COMMITTEE:

Renee Maier             rcmaier1@gmail.com           973-479-9437

Jon Kessler

The High Holiday Committee oversees the planning of our High Holiday Services. We work with Clergy, Ritual, Building & Grounds, Security, Religious School, Men's Club and Sisterhood to plan Services, Youth programs, ushers, communications, logistics, schedules, and other special activities as it relates to our High Holiday Services.

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION:

Meyer Rosenthal                meyer@therosenthals.net             973-898-0500

This committee primarily strives for educational opportunities and arranges  programs for Kristallnacht and Yom HaShoah. Together with Parsippany Township, we sponsor a commemoration for Raoul Wallenberg, and we are working to restore a Wallenberg Rewards and Scholarship program.

ISRAEL ENGAGEMENT:

Ken Malmud                      kennethmalmud@gmail.com                   973-538-3609

The Israel Engagement Committee seeks to enhance our Congregation’s understanding of and connection to our Israeli homeland. In addition to Israeli news notes and frequent positive news updates during Shabbat Services, we present several programs annually. We also conduct a Tu Bishvat drive to plant trees in Israel.

LIFELONG LEARNING:

Deborah Berlinsky             deborahkb@gmail.com                973-214-9195S

Sue Rosenthal                   sue@therosenthals.net                973-610-4565

This committee presents interesting, exciting monthly programming throughout the year, which is open to all members and their guests. The programs include entertainers, lecturers, and educators giving information about culture, history, and Jewish learning. We also sponsor a monthly Book Club and will be offering a Hebrew learning class. 

LONG RANGE PLANNING:

                              Mindy Beck     973-229-3429                              

Ian Kaden               kadenmd@optonline.net          973-464-3255      

The Long Range Planning committee will identify the future needs and opportunities that will help ensure that we adapt to the changing priorities of our community and our members.                    

MEMBERSHIP:

    Beth Miller            bethmichelle123@gmail.com         973-714-4955

Membership focuses on recruiting, welcoming, engaging, and retaining members. We host special events to meet and greet new and prospective members.

MEN’S CLUB:

Michael Tajar                           michael.tajar@gmail.com                    908-507-6556

Michael Tepperman              mtepperman@wfafinet.com                    973-951-3237

The Men’s Club adds vibrancy to the Adath Shalom community by offering programs and events for men of all ages. Each year our members assemble the Sukkah, sponsor Breakfasts, help organize and cook for the annual Barbeque, and enjoy events such as Men’s Night Out, and Scotch in the Sukkah.

RELIGIOUS SCHOOL EDUCATION:

Miriam Benovitz                 Miriam.benovitz@gmail.com                   973-714-3429

Jessica Jacobs                    jmjacobs47@gmail.com                        814-449-7449

This committee supports the Religious School Director. We are also a liaison between families and teachers, and work with the Religious School staff to create meaningful programs, and a balanced curriculum for the students.

RITUAL:

Carol Shanik                      cshanik@gmail.com                     201-919-4125

Ritual is an active committee which has many important responsibilities. We coordinate all Religious Services in partnership with Clergy. We also offer guidance regarding Ritual custom and policy. Specific responsibilities include ushering and distributing honors at Services and working closely with B’nai Mitzvah families.

SECURITY:

             Neal Sturm                         nmsturm@gmail.com                        973-214-8100                     

The Security Committee works to ensure the safety and security of our congregants by managing both our infrastructure and security staff. We use resources from local police and the Federation to stay current on best practices to protect our community.

SISTERHOOD:

Gwen Beslow               gbeslow@gmail.com                    917-226-9341

Sisterhood hosts social events and raise funds for Adath Shalom. Some of our events have included Sisterhood in the Sukkah, a Coffee and Cars Meet and Greet, sponsoring the Chanukah Gift Shop, and participating                                   in the  Hunger Walk for Nourish NJ. 

YOUTH:

Lisa Beck                          lisabeck1119@gmai  l.com             973-650-1313

Laurie Harelick                  laurf30@yahoo.com                     201-400-3936

Our committee organizes programming for children through their teenage years. Our goal is to have our children develop friendships and spend time with other Jewish children.

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