Temple Committees

The Temple functions in part through the significant efforts of the Temple Board and various committees appointed by the Board. Each committee has specific responsibilities and reports to the Board on a regular basis.

The following are those committees, a brief description of its purpose, and their chairpersons.  We urge you to select a committee that interests you and explore that interest with the chairperson.  You can send an e-mail to the committee chairperson by clicking on the name.
Membership...John and Pat Allen

The Membership & Marketing Committee's purpose is to recruit new members, retain existing members & help integrate all members into the life of the Jewish Community of Ojai through active outreach, welcoming events, consistent branding, effective communications & coordination with other committees.

Programming...Margo Haas and Barbara Hirsch

The mission of the Program Committee is to provide intellectually stimulating classes, lectures and discussions for the Jewish Community of Ojai throughout the year.

Religious Practices...Sheila Cohn and Bob Birk

The purpose of the committee is to serve as liaison to the Rabbi, provide religious services and oversee the Hebrew School. 
Social Action...Howard Hoos and Irene Hoos

The Social Action committee is looking for members with great ideas and a little bit of time. We are hoping to create some small projects that we might do every other month or so that will be of benefit to the Ojai community at large similar to our food collection for the High Holy Days. We will have an organizational and brainstorming meeting in January.

Additionally, The Ojai Valley Winter Shelter Program starts every December. The Temple group, chaired so ably by John Gottesman has already served their first meal. Please call John if you would like to help out. Monetary donations are always welcome to help defray the costs.  

Finance...Fred Rothenberg

The purposes of the Finance committee are to prepare and monitor the Temple budget, review and recommend action on specific expenditures and administer the Member Dues program.
Youth...Kim Hoj and Myr Slossberg

Calling all teens and even pre-teens. Meetings and fun events take place throughout the year. We have a great group! Please contact us for further information and scheduling
Social...Valerie Greenberg and Carey Apell

The committee plans and conducts events that are secular, that are fun, and that will attract both members and non-members. This is a major catalyst to enhancing the interaction of the Jewish community.
Strategic Planning...David Cohn and Alan Greenberg

Principal current activity has been the renovation of the facility. Additionally to see that all other parts of the Strategic Plan are being implemented.
Facilities Committee...Margo Haas, Chris Drucker and Irene Hoos

Organizing the procedures that govern the use and rental of the facility.
Fund Raising Committee...John Allen, Pat Allen and others

Coordinating our various fund raising efforts
Helping Hands Committee...James Osher

We are a committee of volunteers to help with some of those times of need. We provide appropriate acts of kindness for members of our Jewish Community of Ojai. We provide simple, heartwarming, meaningful things like chicken soup, a warm meal, a phone call, a ride to the doctor, a home or hospital visit. Our community will grow and become more vibrant as we support each other through periods of celebration and struggle.