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Har Shalom has re-instated a Human Resources committee designed to ensure effective decision making, guidance and continuous development of synagogue staff. The HR Committee will focus on senior staff (Rabbi, Hazzan, Synagogue Administrator, and heads of the ECC and Religious School), with emphasis on providing regular feedback and reviews as well as periodic consideration of roles and responsibilities as needed. The approach will be inclusive, taking a range of stakeholders into account as appropriate and will maintain a spirit of growth and development of both individual leaders as well as our synagogue and its community. Estrella Levy, Andrea Lewis and Linda Silverman will initially comprise the committee. We look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of our professional leaders and staff.


Our Mission
To create a caring, connected, and welcoming community at Har Shalom.

Our volunteers, Hesed Heroes, do this by helping out Har Shalom congregants in need, celebrating special milestones, providing resources, welcoming people at services, creating opportunities to build relationships, and being a hub for those who wish to help out/volunteer.

This is the perfect Committee to join if you are interested in performing acts of loving kindness, supporting our members in times of convalescing, isolation, ongoing medical treatments, as well as in joyous occasions, like the arrival of a new baby.

Opportunities to get involved include:

  • Providing meals to people recuperating from surgery
  • Giving rides to/from medical appointments
  • Connecting with congregants (e.g., making phone calls, sending condolence cards, etc.)

Who do I contact for more information?
Fran Elson & Deborah Brody, Co-Chairs: 


(formerly Hevra Kadisha)

Our Mission
To support those in our community during one of the most difficult times in their lives as they manage through the death of a loved one. 

This is the perfect Committee to join if to offer care to other members in our community.

Members of the Committee will be available to: 

  • Stay in the home where the shiva will be held during the funeral.
  • Attend the service if it is held at Har Shalom.
  • Arrange for the meal of condolence after the funeral, deliver prayer books, kippot and mourners’ chairs to the Shiva house.
  • Arrange for fellow congregants to lead the Shiva minyanim.

How often do we meet?
We do not meet on a defined calendar. Instead, we reach out as needed to individual volunteers.

Who do I contact for more information?
Ruth Newberger & Bob Sunshine, co-chairs


Our Mission
To ensure the entire congregation has a meaningful High Holy Day experience.

This is the perfect committee to join if you are looking to participate yourself as well as recruit and organize volunteers for the High Holy Day services.

Our Goals / Examples of our Events
The High Holiday committee is a great place to provide feedback to staff and clergy when open questions arise about organizing the high holiday services, as well as crafting and reviewing survey responses as inputs to the following year's services. The committee also recruits and schedules ushers and floor gabbaim for the holidays.

How often do we meet?
We meet on an ad hoc nature, usually 3 times a year. 

Who do I contact for more general information?
Moshe Cohen, Chair of High Holy Days Committee:


The Membership and Programming Committee is focused on engaging current and prospective Har Shalom members. We plan enriching experiences targeted toward different segments of our community. For more information, or to get involved, please contact the Synagogue Office at

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Sisterhood works to build friendship and community for its members and for the congregation as a whole.  Our programs include Judaic events, education events, social events and just plain fun events.  Each year we raise funds which are donated back to the Congregation through our amazing Purim Basket project and our annual New To You Sale.  Our members also give a large donation to the Women’s League Torah Fund Campaign, which supports the education of our Conservative Jewish leaders at 5 seminaries worldwide.      

Sisterhood makes donations to the Sherman Early Childhood Center, the Religious School, and the Har Shalom Youth Department.  We provide Purim Baskets to Jewish members of local nursing homes, and to every member of the Har Shalom staff.  Every B’nai Mitzvah child receives a gift from the Sisterhood, as do the members of the Confirmation Class.  All of the children in our school receive treats for the major Jewish holidays.  Sisterhood organizes several Senior Bingo game days for residents of senior homes in our community.  Through our Bikkur Holim project, we deliver meals to our congregants who are facing illnesses and surgery.

During the pandemic, Sisterhood is continuing to present programs virtually to its members and to the entire Har Shalom community to remain visible, retain relevancy and to engage our members. Please contact Sisterhood President, Beth Ann Katz at, with program recommendations and/or to volunteer. We are women for women. We are the women of Sisterhood Har Shalom!

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