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.
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.
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.
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.
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.