Committees

Temple Beth Tikvah is proud of its many volunteer committees and the essential role they play in the leadership of our congregation. All congregants are encouraged to contribute to our ever-growing community by sharing their skills, talents and interests as a committee volunteer. Here is a sampling of some of the most active committees.

Committee Descriptions

Adult Education Committee
The Adult Education Committee promotes educational activities and programs for the Congregation and community, in order to increase the knowledge of our Jewish heritage.
Budget and Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee prepares the annual operating budget for the Congregation, monitors revenues and expenditures and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding financial matters. The Budget and Finance Committee is also responsible for establishing appropriate financial policies and procedures.
Kehillat Chesed
The Kehillat Chesed Committee is involved in a variety of outreach efforts to support congregants during good times and bad, including:
Preparing shiva meals and providing other assistance to families grieving the loss of a loved one
Visiting congregants who are ill or are in the hospital
Assisting with transportation to doctors appointments and other health-related sessions
Recognizing births, adoptions, marriages and other simchas
Communications Committee
The Communications Committee is responsible for the development and placement of publicity and publications of the Congregation and to insure that its programs and goals are understood. The committee also advises the Rabbi and Board of Trustees on matters of communication with the membership and community.
Constitution and By-Laws Committee
The Constitution and By-Laws Committee develops and formulates the Constitution and By-Laws for the Congregation. The committee also recommends amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws.
Dues Committee
The Dues Committee considers member’s requests for adjustments to dues and assessments. This Committee makes adjustments, as it deems necessary. All work and proceedings of this Committee shall be confidential.
House Committee
The House Committee is responsible to oversee the maintenance of the building and property used by the Congregation and to assure that the facilities are in good order and repair. The committee obtains facilities required by the Congregation and is responsible for the arrangement of facilities in support of all synagogue functions.
Human Resources Committee
The Human Resources Committee establishes uniform personnel practices, which insure that matters of recruiting, interviewing, training, performance evaluation, dismissal, salary negotiations and other practices are conducted in a consistent and professional manner. The Human Resources Committee works with the appropriate committee or person overseeing a specific position and provides advice concerning personnel practices. This Committee also advises the Board of Trustees on all matters of personnel practices.
Judicial Committee
The Judicial Committee receives and considers petitions of grievances from the Congregation with regard: (1) conduct of officers, trustees and all other positions; (2) committees; and (3) interpretation of the Constitution and By-Laws. The Judicial Committee shall determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe a grievance is well founded and merits further consideration. The Judicial Committee is to investigate the grievance and report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees who makes the final determination as to any grievance. The Judicial Committee consists of five (5) members with no member being an officer or member of the Board of Trustees.
Membership Committee
The Membership Committee promotes activities to increase and retain the membership of the Congregation.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is charged to identify and recommend candidates for elected office. The membership of the Nominating committee shall be composed of the Chairpersons from the Ritual, Board of Education; and Membership Committees, one officer and one Trustee appointed by the Board who are not standing for re-election, and two (2) congregants in good standing appointed by the Board. The Nominating Committee maintains an accurate system for identifying interests and skills of members for the purpose of staffing committees and other synagogue functions and provides this information to committee chairpersons for determining committee membership. The Nominating Committee presents recommendations for chairpersons of the Board of Education, Ritual and House Committees to the Board and the Rabbi annually for their approval. The Nominating Committee also annually presents recommendations for committee chairpersons to the Board for its approval.
Ritual Committee
The Ritual Committee with the cooperation and approval of our Rabbi considers the rituals and observances of the synagogue and promotes such practices in the home to enhance the values of Jewish living.
Social Action Committee
The purpose of the Social Action Committee is to provide Temple Beth Tikvah members with opportunities to carry out the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repair the world. The goal is to dedicate ourselves anew to our legacy of social justice through actions that will make the world a better place.
Youth Committee
We believe that Jewish communal life shouldn’t end when children are picked up in the carpool line following religious school. That’s why Temple Beth Tikvah has three youth groups:
Grades K – 5th
Grades 6th – 8th
Grades 9th – 12th
Each group enjoys a wide variety of age-appropriate activities, some Jewish in nature, some secular in nature. All are fun and serve to bring our children together as Jews.

Adult Education Committee

The Adult Education Committee promotes educational activities and programs for the Congregation and community, in order to increase the knowledge of our Jewish heritage.

Budget and Finance Committee

The Budget and Finance Committee prepares the annual operating budget for the Congregation, monitors revenues and expenditures and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding financial matters. The Budget and Finance Committee is also responsible for establishing appropriate financial policies and procedures.

Kehillat Chesed

The Kehillat Chesed Committee is involved in a variety of outreach efforts to support congregants during good times and bad, including:
Preparing shiva meals and providing other assistance to families grieving the loss of a loved oneVisiting congregants who are ill or are in the hospitalAssisting with transportation to doctors appointments and other health-related sessionsRecognizing births, adoptions, marriages and other simchas.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for the development and placement of publicity and publications of the Congregation and to insure that its programs and goals are understood. The committee also advises the Rabbi and Board of Trustees on matters of communication with the membership and community.

Constitution and By-Laws Committee

The Constitution and By-Laws Committee develops and formulates the Constitution and By-Laws for the Congregation. The committee also recommends amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws.

Dues Committee

The Dues Committee considers member’s requests for adjustments to dues and assessments. This Committee makes adjustments, as it deems necessary. All work and proceedings of this Committee shall be confidential.

Fundraising Committee:

As we all know, there is not a synagogue in America that does not need to fundraise in order to balance their budget. Effective fundraising committees are vital to the life and financial well-being of synagogues and are a valuable component of the ongoing work.

Many of the goals of the synagogue from programming to repair to community outreach cannot be achieved without a dynamic fundraising committee focused on outreach within and outside the TBT family.  We are looking for enthusiastic members to help drive these programs and work with other committee members.

Our committee focuses on putting the “fun” back in Fundraising. We have organized Road Rallies, Art Shows, Wine tastings, Israeli events, Concerts, Dinners and celebrations from soup to nuts. We believe that some of these new ideas coupled with traditional fundraising ideas are the foundation upon which our Fundraising Committee is basing its short and long term plans.  You can help make this a success by contributing your time and your thoughts.  Join us! 

House Committee

The House Committee is responsible to oversee the maintenance of the building and property used by the Congregation and to assure that the facilities are in good order and repair. The committee obtains facilities required by the Congregation and is responsile for the arrangement of facilities in support of all synagogue functions.

Human Resources Committee

The Human Resources Committee establishes uniform personnel practices, which insure that matters of recruiting, interviewing, training, performance evaluation, dismissal, salary negotiations and other practices are conducted in a consistent and professional manner. The Human Resources Committee works with the appropriate committee or person overseeing a specific position and provides advice concerning personnel practices. This Committee also advises the Board of Trustees on all matters of personnel practices.

Judicial Committee

The Judicial Committee receives and considers petitions of grievances from the Congregation with regard: (1) conduct of officers, trustees and all other positions; (2) committees; and (3) interpretation of the Constitution and By-Laws. The Judicial Committee shall determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe a grievance is well founded and merits further consideration. The Judicial Committee is to investigate the grievance and report its findings and recommendations to the Board of Trustees who makes the final determination as to any grievance. The Judicial Committee consists of five (5) members with no member being an officer or member of the Board of Trustees.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee promotes activities to increase and retain the membership of the Congregation.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee is charged to identify and recommend candidates for elected office. The membership of the Nominating committee shall be composed of the Chairpersons from the Ritual, Board of Education; and Membership Committees, one officer and one Trustee appointed by the Board who are not standing for re-election, and two (2) congregants in good standing appointed by the Board. The Nominating Committee maintains an accurate system for identifying interests and skills of members for the purpose of staffing committees and other synagogue functions and provides this information to committee chairpersons for determining committee membership. The Nominating Committee presents recommendations for chairpersons of the Board of Education, Ritual and House Committees to the Board and the Rabbi annually for their approval. The Nominating Committee also annually presents recommendations for committee chairpersons to the Board for its approval.

Ritual Committee

The Ritual Committee with the cooperation and approval of our Rabbi considers the rituals and observances of the synagogue and promotes such practices in the home to enhance the values of Jewish living.

Security Committee

Security Committee’s main goal is to make Temple Beth Tikvah a secure place.

This is accomplished through the installation and upgrades of the security monitoring system. The Committee also coordinates a security interface with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, FEMA, GEMA, Roswell Police Department as well as other security organizations. Members of the committee attend regular security meetings at the Jewish Federation and work with the chief of security of the Federation on threat assessment and ways to improve security at TBT. The committee is also working on emergency training of the staff of TBT.

Social Action Committee

The purpose of the Social Action Committee is to provide Temple Beth Tikvah members with opportunities to carry out the mitzvah of tikkun olam, repair the world. The goal is to dedicate ourselves anew to our legacy of social justice through actions that will make the world a better place.

Youth Committee

We believe that Jewish communal life shouldn’t end when children are picked up in the carpool line following religious school. That’s why Temple Beth Tikvah has five groups:

  • Grades Pre-K – 2nd
  • Grades 3rd - 4th
  • Grades 5th – 6th
  • Graders 7th - 8th
  • Grades 9th – 12th

Each group enjoys a wide variety of age-appropriate activities, some Jewish in nature, some secular in nature. All are fun and serve to bring our children together as Jews.

Committee Chairpersons

Adult Learning Ivie Graiser
Budget & Finance Karen Korshack
Chavurot Andrea Rubin
College Connection Nan Janis
Beth Kess
Communications Marlene Cohn
Family Promise

Tony Rosenberg
Dyann Diamond
Waynah Dunn 

Fundraising Andy Zalkin
High Holiday Experience Jenifer Friedman
House Ted Nathan
HR Seth Zimmer
Interior Standards & Marketing Committee TBD
Israel Committee TBD
Kehillat Chesed (Caring) Leslie Swichkow
Library Ilana Zalkin
Long Range Planning Harvey Rosenzweig
Membership and Rentention

Jill Leitman
Donna Goldenberg
Katie Jaffe 

Men's Club Mark Greenspan
Peter Hartog
Nominating Wendy Klein
Outreach TBD
Ritual Rick Winer
Rosh Chodesh Pam Chanin
Security Committee Jay Sausmer
Senior Group Natine Rosenzweig
Steve Mahan 
Sisterhood Robin Bledsoe 
Social Action Dalia Faupel
Website Committee Scott Povlot
Youth Committee John Restler
Senior and Junior Youth Group Leders Bobbee Griff 
Youth Leaders - Bonim  
Youth Leaders - Gesher