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Below you will find descriptions and contact information for each of the FTJC committees. Email the chair(s) if you would like to get involved or have questions.

Building Committee (Paul Woody,
The Building Committee works on all aspects (design, construction, financial, legal) of completing the building renovation and reoccupancy.

Finance Committee (Adam Masser, and R. Lisa Goldstein)
The Finance Committee approves all synagogue expenditures and is responsible for investing its funds, as well as raising money for the synagogue.

Fundraising Committee (Ray Levi,
The Fundraising Committee is responsible for raising needed funds to support all our FTJC's programming and initiatives. Our annual Yesodot gala typically occurs in the late spring/early summer. We invite you to get involved! For more information please contact Ray at the adress above.

Community Engagement Committee (Kendra Meinhard,
The Community Engagement Committee is a merger of the Programming and Membership committees. Our goal is ensure that FTJC remains a warm and inviting community. We work to steward the shuls members and potential members throughout the year. This includes planning a range of non-ritual events, coordinating meals for members that go through a life cycle event, greeting community members at services, coordinating Shabbat and Holiday meals, coordinating visits to the elderly or ill, serve as a sounding board and strategy hub for unmet needs of the community. For more information or to get involved please email Kendra at the address above.

Membership Coordinators (Amram Altzman and Ben Sales,
The membership coordinators meet with prospective members and usher them to become new members, connecting them with our community, and coordinate membership renewals for our current members and associate members.

Rabbinic Advisory Committee (
The Rabbinic Advisory Committee meets periodically with the rabbi for informal dialogue and feedback about the rabbi’s work and the rabbi-congregation partnership. The goal is to have open communication that enables the rabbi and congregation to be effective and mutually supportive in serving and building our community.

Rimonim Leadership Team (Amy Minter and Rachel Sales,
Staff: Director of Youth & Family Learning, Reyzl Geselowitz,
The Committee serves as a leadership team for all of Rimonim: A Family Learning Community at FTJC, encompassing five age cohorts, children’s services, educational programming, holiday celebrations, and more.

Ritual Committee (Maxine Berman,
The Ritual Committee works with the Rabbi to set religious practices at FTJC. The Committee supervises the selection of daveners for Shabbat and Yom Tov services.

Rules Committee (
The Rules Committee is charged with the review and proposal of amendments/modifications to the FTJC Bylaws. The Committee is responsible for interpretation and determinations with regard to questions pertaining to the FTJC Bylaws and other rules.

Social Action-Social Justice Organizing Committee (Jessi Thompson,
The Social Action-Social Justice Initiative works to improve the quality of life in our neighborhood and city for all its residents. Current teams include Housing, Environment, and Racial Justice.

Website Committee (
The Website Committee is charged with the design and upkeep of the website. The committee coordinates with the synagogue’s committees and groups to maintain a current and useful web presence.


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