Temple Avodah exists due to the dedication of volunteers. Whether it is a moment of time, or endless hours, every Temple Volunteer is important to the ongoing efforts to make Temple Avodah a special place to be, and to be a part of.
Our Constitution Temple Avodah is governed by an elected Board of Trustees and officers under a written Constitution and its By Laws, and any corresponding Amendments. The Constitution provides the cornerstone for how Temple is governed.
Our Board of Trustees Our Board is composed of one, two and three year Trustees, past Presidents of the congregation, and the Presidents of the "arms" of Temple: Sisterhood, Men’s Club and PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization). A regular Board Meeting, chaired by the Board President, is held on the third Tuesday of each month. All Temple members are welcome to attend as the Board Meetings are open to all members. The agenda for each meeting is mailed to all Congregants prior to each board meeting.
Our Temple Officers Our Officers are members of the Temple's Executive Committee, which meets the week before the Board meeting. The Executive Committee consists of the President, the immediate Past President, three Vice Presidents, the Treasurer and Financial Secretaries, and a Corresponding Secretary and a Recording Secretary.
What we do The work of maintaining the Temple is carried out by these Trustees and Officers and by many other dedicated volunteers who serve on numerous Committees, all of whom put in many hours of work on behalf of our congregants. These volunteers are engaged in everything from hiring our clerical and non-clerical staff, to overseeing our religious school, to publishing our newsletter, Temple Topics. Just as it is impossible to imagine the Temple without a Rabbi, it is impossible to imagine the Temple functioning without its lay leadership.
Its possible because of you It is possible for any congregant to become a leader. A Nominating Committee, chaired by Temple’s immediate Past President, selects candidates for all Trustee and Officer positions based upon applications submitted. The congregation itself votes on these candidates at its Annual Meeting. There is no prerequisite for consideration by the Nominating Committee; all it requires is an application and a willingness to work for the betterment of the Temple. And, anyone can join one of the many Temple Committee that interests you, at any time... just contact the Temple Office and leave a message for the Committee Chair to contact you. You can find more information on Committees by clicking here.