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Committee positions are open to all congregants in good standing. We hope you will choose to volunteer your time and talent whenever and wherever possible. Call the office at (505) 982-1376 for additional information and meeting times.
Adult Education: responsible for developing the curriculum and for creating guidelines and policies governing fees and subject matter.
Archiving: appropriate preservation and storage of archival information with a view to documenting our history in perpetuity.
Chevra Kadisha: volunteers perform all necessary ritual obligations when a death occurs. Participation in this group, as with the Mitzvah corps, has a positive impact on your 'mitzvah score'.
Finance: prepares the annual budget, establishes policy for administration of Temple funds, sets dues levels and reports to the Board with a view to assuring that the fiduciary responsibilities of our trustees is met.
Foundation: The TBS Foundation is a separate 501( c )(3) which is designed as an endowment for Temple Beth Shalom. "The Corporation shall be operated exclusively for religious, charitable, literary, and educational purposes."
House & Grounds Committee: reviews and recommends facility needs and physical plant requirements, as well as overseeing annual maintenance. Studies our land use needs, evaluates the ways in which our campus might better support our programs and considers the possible impact of any plans on our neighbors. This committee works to keep Temple Beth Shalom safe, functional, and beautiful.
Leadership/ Nominating: identifies and prepares congregants for leadership roles at TBS. The Nominating Committee meets prior to Board elections and prepares a slate of candidates.
Library: responsible for cataloguing, maintenance and circulation of books in both our Jewish libraries.
Membership: dedicated to recruiting new members, integrating members into the life of the congregation, and retaining members. The committee works to improve and enhance Temple Beth Shalom's profile in the community. Reform Judaism is committed to welcoming interfaith couples, Jews by choice, and to embracing all our member families by offering support and education.
Mitzvah Corps: In times of illness, hospitalization of a parent, or other family difficulty, the Mitzvah Corps will offer assistance as needed, including delivery of meals, children’s rides, other transportation, or referrals to formal social services. For assistance, or to join the list of volunteers, contact Contact Susan Bernstein: 690-6605 or 820-6103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Personnel: meets with members of the Board or staff depending on the nature of the issue presented and helps to facilitate a resolution.
Preschool: assists the Preschool Director in making decisions regarding tuition, staffing, and curriculum.
Religious School: Monthly meetings address such issues as discipline, curriculum, and special events such as the Latke Lunch and the Purim Carnival.
Ritual Committee: According to the TBS bylaws, this committee "works with the Rabbi in carrying out the religious activities of the congregation and plans special holiday celebrations".
Social Action: deals with social and political issues of importance to the TBS community, the Jewish community, and the Santa Fe community in accordance with the principles of Reform Judaism.
Ways and Means: the primary focus of this committee is to coordinate the Temple's fundraising efforts and to find creative ways to increase and diversify our revenue streams.