Join A Committee

For more information about a committee or to discuss other ways to become involved, please contact David Goodman, our Executive Director, at 248-851-6880.

Hesed (Caring):
We visit congregants who are ill or speak with them on the phone.  We also connect with those who are home bound and miss their congregation.  Caring for others, through a friendly conversation, brings joy to a congregant during a difficult time.

Greeters:
Our role, first and foremost is to make everyone — member and guest, feel welcome and comfortable when they attend services at Beth Ahm.  We are the first faces people see and therefore we set the tone.  Beyond that, we anticipate needs and help maintain the dignity of religious services.  Greeters typical serve one Shabbat every 6 weeks.  No experience or knowledge is needed, just a friendly smile.

Shabbat Lunch:
We help to enhance the Shabbat experience by preparing and serving lunch after Shabbat morning services. An hour of your time, on a periodic or recurring basis, is a wonderful way to help us build community on Shabbat.

Membership:
Our goal is to secure the future of our synagogue by enhancing our membership and making sure that our current membership is fully satisfied.  We always welcome new voices to join us and assist us as we grow our synagogue.

Ritual:
We develop policies which shape the ritual observance with our congregation.  We review ritual practices and programs and then develop actions to enhance our ritual observances.

Adult Education:
We assist and guide the congregation’s professional staff in developing unique and creative educational experiences for adults.  Our programs can be one-time learning experiences, short classes, or recurring learning.

Family Programming:
We assist the professional staff in hosting fun and exciting family experiences.  Our goal is to help families strengthen their Jewish identities, develop relationships with each other, and deepen their roots in the congregation.  Our programs are often an entry point into the congregation for guests.  They are also wonderful way for grandparents to share Jewish experiences with their grandchildren.

Young Adult:
We focus on maintaining a young adult community within the larger synagogue community. Via social, educational, and tikkun olam events, we facilitate a chavurah of 21-40 year olds who share friendships and life experiences.

Endowment:
We raise awareness and financial commitments for the long term objectives facing Beth Ahm.  Our work helps to sustain the congregation into the future.

Men’s Club:
Our focus is strengthening the connection between Jewish men and Jewish life. Through educational and social programs, we build brotherhood within our congregational community and strengthen our relationships with Jewish men around the world.

Sisterhood:
We are committed to perpetuating Judaism in the home, synagogue, and community.  Through social, educational, and service events, members of all ages bond with each other and our congregation.