Our Committees

Adult Education The Adult Education Committee’s mission is to foster the Jewish education of adults in our temple. The committee organizes Aleynus (Saturday night guest speakers), courses taught by the clergy, and special lecture series.Committee Chair:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arts and Acquisitions: The Arts and Acquisitions Committee serves to beautify Judea Reform Congregation through the acceptance of donated art, procurement of art and ritual items, and display of permanent artworks. Committee Chair: Jodi Preminger.

Building and Grounds: The Building and Grounds Committee addresses issues related to building usage, structural issues and repairs, security, and landscaping. Committee Chair:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Caring Community: The Caring Community organizes support for congregants facing the joys and struggles of life cycle events, illness, and other needs. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cemetery: The Judea Reform Congregation Cemetery is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The Cemetery Board sets policy regarding burial procedures. They also provide perpetual care for the cemetery grounds and prepare the cemetery in time of need. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DRTY: DRTY (Durham Regional Temple Youth) is Judea Reform Congregation’s NFTY (North American Federation of Temple Youth) affiliate. DRTY provides a fun and active venue for Jewish teens to come together to learn, worship, perform community service, and meet new people.  Members of the group also travel to interact with other Jewish teens regionally and nationally. DRTY Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; DRTY Co-Presidents: Michael Joseph & Rachel Krome.

Development: The Development Committee helps the synagogue meet its needs through the Annual Appeal, planned giving efforts, and endowment fundraising. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finance: The Finance Committee is responsible for the synagogue’s financial activity, including review and maintenance of financial controls, budgeting, and forecasting. Committee Chair: Marc Joseph.

Inclusion: The Inclusion Committee works to create a welcoming, accessible and supportive environment by providing access and support for our congregants with special needs, older adults, interfaith families, and congregants who belong to traditionally under-represented communities within our synagogue. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Membership The Membership Committee focuses on maintaining a welcoming synagogue community by reaching out to potential members, welcoming new members, and retaining current members. Committee Chairs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Debbie Horwitz.

Religious Practices The Religious Practices Committee works closely with the rabbis to plan and prepare inviting and inspiring worship for all. This committee is responsible for High Holy Day services, holiday and special Shabbat services, maintaining our prayer books, and inviting members to perform Shabbat and ritual honors. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Religious School: The Religious School Committee provides support, ideas, energy, and leadership to make JRC’s Religious School the best it can be. This committee supports the Education Director through hands-on assistance, brainstorming, problem solving, and helping to shape Religious School vision and policy. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Social Action: The Social Action Committee supports and organizes many social justice events to give back to the community. Members of this committee represent JRC in several interfaith and community-based initiatives in and work to support tikkun olam initiatives such as JRC’s Social Action Sundays. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women’s Group: The Women’s Group fosters social, service, and spiritual connections for all congregants across the generations. Call our office.

Youth: The Youth Committee sponsors programs for elementary age children.  This committee leads JRC’s annual Chanukah craft fair, bowling and pool parties, and holiday celebrations. Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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