Aleph is the starting point for Jewish life in one’s 20s and 30s. Programming includes happy hours, learning, and social events. Reduced rates on synagogue membership and some events are available.
Oversees the administration of the Samuel M. Melton Religious School, recommends policies and procedures, and supports the Education Director and staff.
Helps develop the budget, in partnership with the executive director, and is charged with identifying, prioritizing, and recommending expenses.
Monitors the building for repairs and improvements and develops maintenance projects with the executive director, as the budget allows. Charged with overseeing facility issues and identifying, prioritizing, and recommending capital improvements and deferred maintenance needs.
Works in conjunction with the professional staff and Chevra Kadisha to oversee both cemeteries and represent the synagogue to the Columbus Jewish Cemetery Association.
Identifies members of the congregation in need of support due to hardship and/or illness.
Responsible for the ritual cleansing and dressing of the deceased before burial.
Works with the synagogue in determining cultural arts programming.
Charged with developing and implementing fundraising programs and collections efforts.
Coordinates the aliyot and p’tichot for the High Holidays and solicits members for associated donations.
Maintains the archives and historical documents of the congregation.
Works to celebrate and support the State of Israel and coordinates with community organizations related to Israel, including the JCC, Jewish Columbus, AIPAC, and others.
Designs class offerings and assists in general administration of the adult learning program in conjunction with the Associate Rabbi.
Works with the librarian to operate and organize the Minnie Cobey Library.
Responsible for welcoming and retaining members.
Coordinates and encourages programming and religious services in Northeast Columbus.
Manages the contracts and evealuations of the professional staff.
Works with the rabbis to determine religious policies and practices within the congregation.
Works within the larger community of Columbus to fulfill the mitzvah of tikkun olam (repairing the world).
Identifies members of the congregation in need of support, delivers soup and challah to those recovering from illness, and provides short term, ad-hoc volunteer opportunities to support older congregants, arranges for phone calls and meal trains.