Committees

Committees are the heart and soul of all organizations. Here is a list of our committees along with their responsibilities. If you would like more information about any committee or are interested in joining, please call the Oheb Sholom office.

Balis Award Dinner Organizes an annual congregation-wide spring dinner to recognize the recipient of the Ruth & Irvin Balis Volunteer Appreciation Award.

Cemetery Oversees the maintenance of the Mount Sinai Cemetery in Shillington and coordinates funerals with the rabbi and funeral homes. It oversees the sale of burial plots and memorial plaques displayed in the sanctuary.

Executive Comprised of the synagogue officers and the rabbi, the committee manages affairs of Oheb Sholom when the board is not in session and acts as an advisory body of the president.

Fein Scholarship Evaluates applications and awards scholarships to deserving students.

Finance Chaired by the Oheb Sholom treasurer, the committee oversees the income, expenses, and investments of the congregation. It makes recommendations to the board regarding budget and financial planning.

Food Festival Oversees the congregation’s largest annual fund-raising and outreach event in the fall: The Jewish Food and Cultural Festival.

Fundraising and Special Events Creates programs and events to promote the financial welfare of Oheb Sholom, while enhancing its social life, community cohesiveness, enjoyment, and well-being.

House Oversees the repair and management of the physical property of Oheb Sholom, including its grounds.

Lakin Preschool With the preschool director and the rabbi, oversees the running of the Oheb Sholom preschool, including budgeting, management, and recruitment.

Membership Works to attract new members and retain current ones through outreach, networking, and social events. Coordinates monthly Tot Shabbat, special programs, and the Membership Directory.

Memorial, Gifts, and Plaques Oversees non-monetary gifts to the synagogue, as well as commemorations of benefactors to Oheb Sholom.

Religious School Works with the religious school director and the rabbi to promote Jewish education in the classroom and through special events.

Ritual Works with the rabbi to review and evaluate services and holiday observances, as well as to oversee the student cantor program.

Sisterhood Oversees annual holiday, lifecycle, and fundraising programs for Oheb Sholom, contributing to the financial and social well-being of the congregation.

Social Action Facilitates projects and encourages congregants to engage in tikkun olam, the healing and repair of our world, locally, regionally, and nationally.

Technology Coordinates technology usage, policies, and infrastructure for Oheb Sholom, including management of the website through the webmaster.

Torah Endowment Manages the fund created when Oheb Sholom commissioned its own Torah, and provides funds for various synagogue expenses.

Youth Creates youth programs that strengthen social life, community cohesiveness, enjoyment, and well-being and works with the rabbi to oversee post- religious school educational programs.