Adult Programming and Education
Assists the clergy in developing and promoting educational activities and programs primarily for adults of the Congregation to increase knowledge of our Jewish heritage and enrich the religious experience.
Committee Chair: Dana Isaacoff
Oversees the operation and care of the Hebrew Cemetery.
Committee Chair: William B. Thalhimer, III
Tikkun Olam (Council for Social Justice)
Raises awareness of social injustice and Reform Judaism positions on issues of social concern; encourages, enables and empowers the Congregation and Temple leadership to pursue social justice and acts Tikkun Olam; advocates for systemic change and long-term solutions for social injustice.
- Mt. Moriah Lunch Program
- Mitzvah Day
Committee Chair: Vicki Lynn
Fosters Jewish identity and creates interconnectedness among the congregation’s youth, families and other members through Jewish learning and shared experiences; enhances and expands religious school, youth groups and family programs, especially at home and with the synagogue community; helps families grow roots within Beth Ahabah by integrating their Jewish home life with their children’s religious school and synagogue learning and by creating long-lasting friendships with other congregants; transforms Congregation Beth Ahabah to meet members’ needs by looking progressively at the challenges and strengths facing 21st Century Jewish life.
- Religious School
- Youth Group
Monitors and oversees financial statements; reviews and recommends to the Board of Managers CBA’s annual budget; and researches and recommends major expenditures not provided for in the annual budget.
- Chai Society
- Giving Circles (chaired by Lisa Kaplan)
Committee Chair: Lee Katz
House and Grounds
Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the property of the Congregation; ensures that the property of the Congregation is in good order and repair; and maintains a capital budget.
Sub-committee: Security (chaired by Harold Blumenfeld)
Committee Chair: Larry Salomon
Recruits and educates leaders for the Congregation; oversees board retreats, planning sessions, and Board of Managers’ self-evaluations; and serves as the nominating committee.
Committee Chair: Chuck Rothenberg
Focuses on attracting, welcoming, engaging and retaining members, and helping them find a lifelong place within the Congregation.
Sub-committee: Beth Ahabah Cares (chaired by Laurie Skiles)
Committee Chair: Carol Ann Callahan
Aids the clergy in promoting the religious life of the Congregation and home observance.
Beth Ahabah Museum & Archives
Collects, preserves and interprets the history and culture of Richmond’s Jewish Community.
Committee Chair: Martin Miller
Brotherhood (Men of Reform Judaism)
Engages in activities and projects that provide meaningful service to the congregation and the community.
Committee Chair: David Feibish
Sisterhood (Women of Reform Judaism)
Enhances the collective presence, voice and strength of the Congregation’s female members and supports Temple and Religious School activities as well as political and social causes in the Richmond community and around the world.
Committee Chair: Meg Marshak
Oversees the management of the Congregation and advises the board regarding membership, personnel, budget and actions deemed to be of an emergency nature.
Committee Chair: Katie Roeper