Committees

RELIGIOUS PRACTICE COMMITTEE
The Religious Practice Committee is responsible for addressing issues of concern that relate to the religious services and practices in the synagogue, with an emphasis on the daily minyanim. This includes research and discussion of the religious rules of the congregation and Conservative Movement as they relate to the issues at hand, and offering recommendations to the Executive Committee, and when indicated, to the rabbi and cantor of the congregation. For more information, please contact our Chair, Tammy Zebovitz, at imazebo1@comcast.net.

SPEC (SPECIAL EVENTS COUNCIL)
The Special Events Council, otherwise known as SPEC, is the fundraising arm of Adath Jeshurun. The funds raised support the synagogue and all of its programming. In existence for more than thirty years, the Council has presented various types of programs, fine arts shows, craft shows, lectures, and speakers. Many events honored congregants who have given of their time and resources to Adath Jeshurun. Ad books often help to raise additional funds to support the exemplary programming Adath Jeshurun strives to present throughout the year. Among our many programs, we have featured Carl Reiner, David Brenner, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, The Honorable Jeanne Kirkpatrick, Alan King, Alan Dershowitz, David Broza, Dave Brubek, George Stephanopolis, Michael Smerconish, The Capitol Steps, and Terry Gross, as well as various comedy acts, magic shows, musical presentations, and speakers on timely topics.

AJ ACTS
AJ ACTS is a social action community based at Congregation Adath Jeshurun committed to loving our neighbors and advocating for social justice through individual and coordinated initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. The group, whose membership is open to AJ members and non-members, coordinates its efforts largely via social media, and focuses on a dynamic set of issues based on community needs including: Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights, Election Reform and Voting Rights, Climate Change, Consumer Protection, LGBTQ issues, Gun Control, and Immigration. Follow and join us on Facebook.

AJ CARING COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
We all experience times of need. For many of us, family and friends step in to provide support. For others, those resources are less present, less apparent and asking for help can be embarrassing and complicated. This is where the AJ Caring Community Committee (AJCCC) comes in with varying levels of support, anything from a phone call to a meal. Should you know of someone who has such a need or if you find  yourself in a difficult situation please get in touch with us. You can leave a message with Beryl (215.635.6611) in the office, or with Rav Shai or Naomi Atkins, the chair of the AJCCC at nrsa@comcast.net.  
Your AJ family is here to help you.