Committee List -- Get Involved!
Aid for Friends
Aid for Friends is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that delivers free meals to elderly shut-ins who would otherwise have very limited access to hot meals. Aid for Friends falls under the auspices of the Social Action Committee.
Beth David Men
Beth David Men — We Are Mensch provides social activities for men; service to Beth David and to the larger community; and sponsors the Beth David Bruins softball team. Visit the Beth David Men page for more information.
The Bulletin committee oversees production of a monthly newsletter to keep members informed about the news of the congregation.
The Caring Community arranges meals, rides, and other assistance to members in need due to trying life circumstances, such as illness or death in the family. This committee falls under the auspices of Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ).
The cemetery committee oversees purchase of gravesites in the Haym Salomon Memorial Park, Frazer, PA, which are held by Beth David at a reduced rate for members.
The purpose of the College Age Committee (CAC) is to help our young adults stay connected to Judaism and to the Beth David community.
The Finance Committee monitors Beth David's financial healthy and makes decisions about special financial arrangements.
High Holy Days
This Committee coordinates member participation for the entire Days of Awe. The committee's work is done in coordination with the Rabbi and Arlene Smuckler, administrative assistant to clergy.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
Beth David is part of a consortium of religious organizations that comprise the IHN of the Main Line, which is committed to helping homeless families achieve independence. Volunteers provide food and hospitality to IHN guests, usually four times per year.
The Israel committee keeps up with current events in Israel and holds events to inform and educate the congregation on that topic.
The committee coordinates a dinner and service for Shabbat Leheyot, which serves to include people with disabilities and honor those who care for them.
The library committee controls the entire inventory of the library and maintains the catalogue of books, magazines, newspapers, etc. The library is funded by the Library Fund.
Life Long Learning/ Koffee Kallah
The Life Long Learning committee promotes Jewish education beyond the Hebrew School level by providing educational experiences relevant to Jewish life. Under its auspices is Koffee Kallah, a Sunday morning educational forum.
The membership committee works to attract prospective members to Beth David, to welcome and acclimate new members, and to acknowledge the dedication of long-term members and long-time volunteers.
Beth David's Social Action Committee is committed to raising awareness of significant political and social issues and to encouraging tikkun olam in an effort to fulfill our role as Jews. See also Aid for Friends and IHN.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ/Sisterhood)
Beth David WRJ fulfills a wide variety of obligations to the National WRJ, to Beth David Reform Congregation, and to causes we espouse; and at the same time provides social, educational, and physical, and professional opportunities to our membership.
The Beth David Worship Committee supports and partners with clergy to create an environment that encourages the ongoing growth of worship practices, and fosters relationships among the board, the clergy, the committee, and worshippers.