What TBE Asks of its Trustees

Have you Been Invited to Join the Board?

Temple Beth-El is primarily a volunteer organization.  Our Rabbi is full-time, we employ a 15-hour per week administrative assistant and cleaning and maintenance staff.  Some of our teaching staff is volunteer; some are paid. The management functions, including financial management, planning, program oversight, fundraising, facilities and physical plant management are conducted by our volunteer officers, board of trustees members and committees. 

Our most successful board members are those who, in addition to their ongoing commitment to the temple and Jewish tradition, like to work with people, share fresh ideas and are open to and interested in the ideas of others.  

We ask that members select at least one committee to work with, co-chair or chair.  Committees meet monthly to set their plans and conduct the activities they’ve planned.  Board members should also attend monthly Board meetings (there is generally a call-in option), attend the Annual Congregational meeting and any special Congregational meetings.

One of the most important things our Board members can do is support our fundraising, membership and educational activities, etc.  Board members are asked to support these by attending at least 2 events per year.
 
We hope you’ll accept our invitation to serve.  The amount of time it will take from your other obligations depends on the depth of your involvement. For your congregation, the value of your investment of time and enthusiasm is priceless.

 

 

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