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We welcome you to get involved in our community to help deepen and enhance your connection to the life of our vibrant community! If you would like to participate on a committee, host a new member household, become part of our Shammashim (usher) Corp or a number of other options,  please email Jaimee Boettcher, Membership Engagement Director.    

**New Program**Shammashim (Ushers)

Our goal is to recruit and train congregants who will proudly serve our congregational family on Shabbat evenings by greeting congregants and guests, sharing important information about various programs and services in the building, and helping to create an environment that is friendly, warm, inviting and reflective of the community we aspire to be. Contact Jaimee Boettcher or fill out the online form here

38-52’s

This group helps to plan events for couples and singles interested in getting together with each other to become closer, build Jewish community for themselves and their families and, of course, have fun!  If you are interested in hosting and/or in helping to plan some of our events, contact Jaimee Boettcher.

50’s & 60’s

This group of both married couples and singles gather periodically for social and educational programming and fun events. Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Adult Choir

Talented and enthusiastic musicians, volunteer musical support and enrichment periodically as part of the Shabbat evening service and serve an integral role during the High Holy Days. Contact Beth Schafer.

Adult Education

The Adult Education Committee works with our Clergy to develop learning opportunities for our members to further their knowledge of Jewish heritage and religion. Some programs include: Scholar in Residence, mini courses, Chyatte Lectures on medical/ethical issues, 92nd Street Y Series, Alembik Lecture and the Film Series. Contact Rabbi Brad Levenberg.

ATID

Young adults in their 20s are provided with meaningful opportunities to explore Jewish tradition and enrich their Jewish experience, offering inspiring, social, educational, spiritual, and social justice programming with the Reform Jewish community. Contact Rabbi Sam Shabman.

Brotherhood

Temple Sinai’s men’s club provides a warm and welcoming environment where Temple Sinai men can find a social, spiritual, intellectual and communal home. Contact Brotherhood here

Celebrations

This committee creates Jewish holiday programs and other events for families and adults throughout the calendar year. Contact Jaimee Boettcher

Chevra Kadisha

This group of men and women perform the mitzvah of “Tahara”, the ritual cleansing or purifying of the body when a death occurs. Volunteers are always needed. Contact Rabbi Ron Segal.

Early Childhood Family Engagement

The Early Childhood Family Engagement Committee serves to develop engagement opportunities for all Temple Sinai families with children from birth through pre-kindergarten. Some of these engagement opportunities include: Tot Shabbat, Moms and Tots, Chocolate Seder, Daddy and Me and Tot Mitzvah. Contact Marisa Kaiser.

Family Promise

This national organization supports homeless families by connecting temples and churches on a rotating weekly basis to provide family housing.  Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Habitat for Humanity 

Temple Sinai participates in Habitat for Humanity projects where people age 16 and up can participate in our bi-annual build. Contact Rabbi Sam Shabman.

High Holy Day Ushers

This team is responsible for checking tickets, helping welcome congregants and guests, expediting the loading of buses, assisting with finding seats in the Sanctuary and more. Volunteers always welcome! Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Hineini

Our Accessibiltiy Committee, this team ensures that our facilities and programming are inclusive of those with physical and emotional disabilities and that our community cherishes the differences and uniqueness of our membership to make our community stronger. This committee has implemented our handicapped accessible bathrooms, special devices for the hearing impaired, large print prayer books and more. Contact Rabbi Brad Levenberg.

Hospitality

Some of the congregation’s best cooks, bakers and decorators add homemade touches to temple celebrations several times throughout the year. Contact Lillie Janko.

Host Family

The purpose of the New Member Host program is to give new member families positive experiences and social connections within our congregation. We want you to create a connection for our new families and give them someone they can turn to with questions throughout the year. Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Hunger Walk

Held annually at Turner Field, this event benefits the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The Temple Sinai Striders have a history of engaging a large turnout of supporters. Contact Rabbi Sam Shabman.

Israel Committee

Oversees several non-profit, pro-Israel agencies ensuring that a connection with Eretz Yisrael is a fundamental part of Temple Sinai. Includes being a Liason to AIPAC, ARZA, Israel Bonds, J Street, JNF and AJC. Contact Rabbi Sam.

Kesher

Sinai’s Caring Community offers support and services to members who are ill, have lost a loved one or are celebrating a simcha. Volunteers are needed for two-week intervals.  Contact Rabbi Ron Segal.

Membership Engagement

Encourages new and current members to participate in congregational life in a variety of activities, helps to plan membership events including Prospective Member Brunch. This committee serves as a sounding board to the Membership Engagement Director. Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Nefesh

Offers programmed topics of mental health and well-being as well as those which help break down the stigma surrounding mental illness. Contact Beth Schafer.

Preschool Committee

The Preschool Committee supports Temple Sinai’s Preschool by working with staff to develop and implement goals and policies, reviewing and making recommendations on budgets, calendars and facility use, and hosts a variety of social and fund-raising events. Contact Jamah Maman.

Pride Parade

Temple Sinai is proud to be a supporter of the Atlanta Pride Parade and SOJOURN and embraces the diversity of the LGBTQ community. Contact Beth Schafer.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Oversees all blood drives at Sinai by serving as a liaison with the American Red Cross. Publicity and promotion are the primary responsibilities with the goal of encouraging as many people as possible to donate blood. Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Retirees

Temple Sinai provides educational and leisure programming for our active mature adults, age 65+. Whether it’s a play, concert, museum, outing, speaker, or trip out of town, you are guaranteed an enjoyable time. We are looking for a volunteer to take charge! Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Ritual

Our Ritual Committee meets approximately once a month and works closely with our Rabbis, our Cantorial Chair and our Executive Director. Changes in ritual policy and other matters are discussed. Contact Rabbi Ron Segal.

Second Helpings

A tremendously successful 501©3 food rescue program in which Sinai members regularly pick up surplus prepared foods from restaurants, groceries, caterers, schools and other locations and deliver them to agencies serving the needy. Contact Rabbi Ron Segal.

Shomrei Adamah

Works to educate members about energy conservation and environmental awareness. Also evaluates and suggests ways to make our building and processes more energy efficient. Contact Rabbi Sam Shabman.

Shammashim (Ushers)

Our goal is to recruit and train congregants who will proudly serve our congregational family on Shabbat evenings by greeting congregants and guests, sharing important information about various programs and services in the building, and helping to create an environment that is friendly, warm, inviting and reflective of the community we aspire to be. Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Sisterhood

An affiliate of the national organization, Women of Reform Judaism, this group is open to all women, regardless of their age or background, reflecting a multi-faceted, multi-generational, community of women. Programming includes community building and nurturing our sense of spirituality. Contact Rabbi Sam Shabman.

Social Action Sundays

This program offers families and people of all ages the opportunity to do mitzvah projects at Temple Sinai to benefit a variety of causes. Contact Jaimee Boettcher

Teen Committee

The Teen Committee serves as the strategic advisory board in re-imagining education and engagement opportunities, the Madrichim program and any other initiatives that affect teens. The committee provides support and programming for the Director of Youth Engagement to include: Camp Jenny Spaghetti Dinner, any NFTY event hosted at Temple Sinai by SCRUFY and SCRUFY Jr, Confirmation, Baccalaureate and many other events. Contact Molly Okun.

USO

Sinai members support the U.S. Military by volunteering at the USO (United Services Organization) 6-8 times per year at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. More than 600 troops utilize the services of the USO and our volunteers have an opportunity to thank them for their service to our country. Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Veterans Affairs

Supports our annual Veterans Shabbat as well as other initiatives that may occur throughout the year. Contact Rabbi Brad Levenberg.

Volunteer Circle

Want more flexibility but still want to be involved? Join our Volunteer Circle and we will call you to ask for your help with various programs and projects as needed. Contact Jaimee Boettcher.

Youth & Family Committee

Serves as the strategic advisory board in re-imagining family engagement, including Hebrew Chavurah, Sunday morning as a family destination and other initiatives that effect K-6 students and families. Additional programming include: Family Tashlich Picnic, Afikomen Scavenger Hunt and Family Fun Fest. Grade level liaisons serve to help communicate information about programs and projects. This committee also plans a yearly teacher and madrichim appreciation event. Contact Emily Cohen.

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