Learn More About the Committees at Temple Beth El

Board of Education

Sandi Kupperman Learning Center
The Board of Education has overall responsibility for directing and overseeing educational activities throughout Temple Beth El, from preschool through adulthood. The Board is charged to discuss and review:

  • decisions on major educational themes and curriculum;
  • approaches to and evaluation of educational programs across the range of ages;
  • policies for educational activities (predominantly regarding the religious school); and
  • funding issues, including budget planning.

The Board is composed of volunteers who meet on a monthly basis to discuss past, current, and future educational efforts broadly categorized according to the religious school, teen education, family education, and adult education.


Oversees the maintenance of the cemetery and coordinates burials.


Manages the finances of the congregation, including investments, and prepares annual budget.


Coordinates outreach to our congregants who are ill, are new parents or who have suffered a loss, through calls, notes or meals.


Oversees maintenance and repair of building operational systems, such as HVAC, sound, plumbing, landscaping, kitchen equipment and roofing.


Architecture and Design – Advises the temple on renovation and repair projects in public areas.


Solicits requests for members to remember TBE in their estate plans and stewards those who have made such a commitment.


Responsible for recruitment, welcoming and engagement of new members.


Plans the annual Nechamen/Chernick Breakfast as well as other social programming.

Ritual Life

Sets policy, with the clergy, on ritual matters, such as B’nei Mitzvah, Shabbat and holiday services, and kashrut.


Plans activities and fundraisers which benefit the Torah Fund and the Sandi Kupperman Learning Center.

Social Action

Coordinates tikkun olam (repairing the world) activities for the greater community, such as serving lunches and dinners at shelters.

Shomrei Adamah

Responsible for bringing issues related to the environment to the synagogue and for making TBE as "green" as possible.