JRC’s committees provide congregants with opportunities for fulfillment and involvement in synagogue life. Fostering connection and community, committee members work with staff to provide programming and services for all members to enjoy.

All of the committees listed here are vital to the character and vigor of JRC. They also provide wonderful opportunities to meet other JRC members with similar interests. Some committees meet monthly, while others meet on an ad-hoc basis. Whatever your interest, there's a group at JRC for you participate in!

Accessibility and Inclusion

Accessibility/Inclusion meets to respond to concerns and help facilitate ways JRC can become more sensitive and responsive to the needs of persons with disabilities.

Adult Education

This committee meets on an ad-hoc basis to plan, coordinate and create policy for our adult learning program. Please see our Adult Education schedule or consult the newsletter for information regarding adult education at JRC. Contact Steve Romm.

Early Childhood

This committee meets to discuss issues of importance to JRC’s Early Childhood Center. Members work together to determine policy and explore ways to support early childhood education at JRC. Contact Michelle Farra.


The Chesed Committee is committed to performing mitzvot to help JRC members in need—particularly individuals/families who have experienced a recent loss or crisis. Contact Lou Weiss at [email protected].

Communications Committee

This task force will ensure that all members are kept apprised of JRC activities and Board actions as well as enhancing our relationship with the greater Jewish community. Contact Linda Mathias Kaskel.


This committee plans and facilitates all ongoing fundraising in support of our JRC community. Contact Joel Gratch.


The "JRC Gardeners" are a hands-on group that helps to beautify the synagogue landscape. The Garden Committee has a number of ongoing projects to support and maintain our grounds.
Learn more about our garden and the JRC members who keep it beautiful. Contact Becky Block. 

High Holiday

The High Holiday Committee is an annual ad hoc committee that coordinates various aspects of our High Holiday services—from ushering to set-up to coordination of service participation. This is a highly participatory committee that plays an important ongoing role in the spiritual life of JRC. Contact us at [email protected].

JRC Press Task Force

The JRC Press Task Force is currently working on thier 5th member produced book Lost and Found: Embracing the Whole of Life. This collection of perosnal essays, poems, and stories will exampine the losses and gains - both positive and negative - that are an inherent part of life. Learn more about submitting your work. 

Leadership Development

Contact Linda Mathias Kaskel.


This committee meets to discuss library issues, create policy and support the work of our librarian. Contact Susan Siebers.


This committee works to enhance services to members and to help create a greater sense of community at JRC. Find out more about JRC membership here. Contact Linda Hewitt.

Ritual Practices

This committee meets to discuss and address religious issues that directly affect our community. It also endeavors to facilitate greater member involvement in religious services at JRC. Contact Nancy Zwick.

Religious School

This committee meets to discuss educational issues, create policy and support the work of our Religious School staff. Contact [email protected].

Strategic Planning Committee

This committee equips and mobilizes JRC’s leadership to act in accordance with the congregation’s strategic plan. Contact Sheri Young or Mary Cohen.

If You Are a Current Committee/Task Force Member

If you would like to find out how to get things done at JRC, you can browse our How to Get Things Done FAQ's list. 

How to Get Things Done FAQs

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Our Religious School

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The Religious School provides JRC children with the building blocks they need to engage throughout their lives in Jewish exploration, community and activism.

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JRC Early Childhood Center

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Our enriching and diverse preschool program is based on progressive Jewish values, and focuses on the importance of relationships between students, teachers, and families.