Committees

DIVINE SERVICE COMMITTEE
The Divine Service 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
The AJ Caring Community is eager to bring warmth and support to our congregants. This group of volunteers helps AJ congregants who are dealing with illness, loss, or other life difficulties, and provides short-term help with meals, rides, and friendly visits. Congregants who wish to notify the committee of a need should contact the office at 215.635.6611. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact our Executive Director, Robert Friedman at 215.635.6611, ext. 112 or rfriedman@adathjeshurun.info, and they will be added to the Caring Community webpage. When volunteers are needed, an email goes out to the group, and volunteers can sign up through the Lotsa Helping Hands website to deliver a meal or whatever else is needed.