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Groups and Committees

BUXMONT INTERFAITH COMMUNITY – SOCIAL JUSTICE

Chairs: Maxine Katz (maxinekatz79@gmail.com), Sunitha Menon (sarudolph1@comcast.net)

Temple Judea’s Social Justice committee was formed to raise our collective voices against hate and prejudice of all forms in our community and country.  We believe that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.  At times we join with other regional groups for ongoing education, dialogue, and response, as appropriate, particularly when our brothers and sisters of faiths, races and/or nationalities have been persecuted in any manner. Temple Judea Social Justice is a founding member of the Bucks Mont Interfaith Coalition.

The goal of the Coalition is to is learn about each other's religions and culture and to support each other.  We believe that through knowledge and understanding we can reduce negative stereotyping and broaden community outreach.

At the present time, besides Temple Judea, the coalition includes members from Trinity Solebury Episcopal Church, Bharatiya (Hindu) Temple and North Penn Mosque.  We also have a connection with Zubaida Foundation and Doylestown Second Baptist Church and continue to work to add new religious institutions.

We participate in several events throughout the year as well as attend interfaith services held at our respective institutions.  These programs are open to the entire Temple Judea community and the various interfaith communities.


CHESED COMMITTEE

Chair: Laurie Ann Moore (windadct@comcast.net)

The Chesed Committee will focus on acts of loving-kindness between members of our Temple Judea community. We will be sending cards to people when they lose a family member, when they are sick or in need of cheering up, offering meals and rides to people who need them, visiting people who would benefit from a visit and attending shiva.


CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

Chair: Jerry Grater (jerrygrater@gmail.com)

Circle of Friends is a group of active seniors (and near-seniors), open to all members of Temple Judea. We are a social 'bevy' of friends that sponsors a series of lively, entertaining, and fun events throughout the year such as interesting outings, speakers, movies, theater trips, art museum visits, musical activities, and of course our ever-popular bagels and lox brunch. So come and join us — we all enjoy a good time together. Events are open to all. Annual dues are $10 per person; members receive reduced events fees.


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair: Mel Breslow (melbreslow@yahoo.com)The membership committee focuses on strategies to increase membership as well as retain established members.


MEN’S CLUB

Chair: Eric Rotman (eric.rotman@bms.com)

The Temple Judea Men’s Club is dedicated to bringing the men of Temple Judea together in friendship while facilitating a meaningful and relevant connection to our community, under the principles of Torah.  Men’s Club is open to all the men of the congregation, both Jewish and non-Jewish, age 18 and over.  Come to one of our meetings or events and see what’s happening.


ROSH CHODESH

Chair: Carole Weiner (cweiner@me.com)

Temple Judea’s Rosh Chodesh group is a social/study gathering for women that meets on or near the date of the new moon each month. Our meetings are typically held in the homes of congregants who serve as hosts. Each meeting features a vegetarian potluck dinner, a short service, and a member-led program of Jewish learning.All adult women who are members of Temple Judea are welcome to attend our meetings. New members are always welcome to join this friendly group.


SISTERHOOD

Chair: Lorraine Kogan (lorrkogan@comcast.net)Temple Judea's sisterhood brings together women to serve our Temple, support our community and enrich our lives through social events, educational and spiritual programs.  We are a diverse group of women who offer a warm, open and inspiring environment, enabling women to make new friends or deepen relationships they already have.


SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE CHAIR

Chair: Jill Barton (jillbarton@gmail.com)

The Social Action Committee coordinates Temple Judea’s activities related to tikkun olam – working together to repair the world. Our efforts include programs that help people in need, that provide education on issues of social justice, and that advocate for addressing the underlying causes of social injustice. Members of the committee participate in organizing and publicizing specific programs, determining what activities we will undertake, and setting the direction for Social Action efforts at Temple Judea.


YOUTH GROUP – “THE TRIBE”

Chair: Carrie Kaiser (carrieinjamison@comcast.net)

The Tribe will focus on 8-12th grade with some events open to younger age groups. The mission of this group is to bring Jewish Youth together to socialize, participate in Temple events, connect with younger children in the congregation and contribute to the community. We will have monthly meetings after religious school on Sundays.

Thu, September 19 2019 19 Elul 5779