Committees at Or Chadash

Congregation Or Chadash has many committes that help the congregation carry out its work. Committees also provide congregants with an opportunity to be involved in a volunteer capacity. Your skills and interest are vital to the congregation. For information on any of these committees, contact Steve Schuldenfrei, Board President, at

Building and House Committee

Safety & Security Subcommittee

Bylaws Committee

Cemetery Committee

Communications Committee

New Light Subcommittee

Website Subcommittee

Publicity/Advertising Subcommittee

Education Committee

Adult Education Subcommittee

Religious School Subcommittee

Membership Committee

Caring Chavurah Subcommittee

The Caring Chavurah enriches the support provided by the Rabbi and Cantor in their clerical functions. To this end, they provide both phone and home visits; hospital and nursing home visits; transportation services (doctor, shopping, etc); bereavement (meal after services); new baby services; and Chevra Kadisha (ritual preparation of the dead). This committee has been active since the beginning of Congregation Or Chadash.

Chavurah Subcommittee

The Chavurah Committee fulfills the religious, personal and family needs of congregant families by helping those with similar interests to connect with each other, thus creating a “family within a family.”

Outreach Subcommittee

The Outreach Committee connects with the unaffiliated by offering programming and activities in the community at large.

FriendRaising Subcommittee

The FriendRaising Committee provides social events that are designed to create community and share fun times together. Whether this is a lunch with a speaker or a night at the Gaslight Theater, a fun time is had by all.

Shalom Lakol (Interfaith Subcommittee)

The Interfaith Committee reaches out to those in interfaith relationships, either with immediate or extended family members. Our participants may be interfaith, in the process of converting, or may already have completed conversion.

Nominating Committee

Past Presidents Committee

Personnel Committee

Performance Review Subcommittee

Contracts Subcommittee

 Ritual Committee

High Holy Days Subcommittee

Prayerbook Subcommittee

 Social Action