There are many benefits to serving on our board and committees. There’s the stronger connection — spiritually, educationally, socially — with Kehillah. There’s the pleasure of getting to know more Kehillah members. And, of course, there’s the satisfaction of making a difference in our community.
If you are interested in serving on a committee, or if you have any questions about the board or committees, email info AT kehillahsynagogue DOT org.
Where we think together
For decisions that affect us all—our synagogue, our services, our education—Kehillah engages in a process called Values Based Decision Making (VBDM). We use VBDM for large, community-wide decisions and for decisions made in smaller groups. It’s a way to make decisions based on Jewish tradition and history, communal values and preconceptions, and relevant data.
For example, we needed a kashrut/food policy for Kehillah events. We looked beyond our experiences and preconceptions. We studied a variety of Jewish texts. We considered our Jewish and modern values, such as our desire to share food in community and care for the environment. After collating all this information, we arrived at our current policy. It’s working better than expected and, most importantly, everyone’s input was respected.
For more information about our community developed guidelines see:
Adult Education: Michele
Lovingkindness Circle: Cary and Kelly
Chevra Kadisha: Lew and Amy
Preschool Strategy: Craig
Religious School: Lily
Ritual: Henry and Diane