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Brotherhood: Larchmont Temple Brotherhood promotes Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) through the so- cial, cultural and religious fellowship of Jewish men. the Brotherhood and its members are dedicated to the development of temple life and the advancement of Judaism, sponsoring a range of events. our cornerstone program is a monthly bagel breakfast, featuring diverse speakers with topics of local and global interest. the relaxed and congenial atmosphere welcomes Brotherhood members’ families, as with all our events. other programs that we sponsor include: semi-annual blood drives, Yom Ha shoah memorial candle distribution, Westchester Hebrew softball League adult softball team, sports event gatherings, and social events. As a way to help those interested to experience the breadth of activities at Larchmont temple, we are pleased to offer complimentary Brotherhood membership to first-year temple members.

LT Caring Community: LT Caring Community learns together and works together to support those in need in our congrega- tion. Drawing on the wisdom of Jewish tradition, we put chesed (covenantal love and loyalty) into action by reaching out to Lt members who have lost a loved one, are ill, or homebound. Contact: Caringcommunity@larchmonttemple.org.

Communications: We are producing online and print communications for the LT community that are clear, easy to understand and reflect who we are as a community. We are often in need of photographers, copy writers and sometimes, graphic designers. Contact: jsfriedman@larchmonttemple.org.

CHEVRA TIKUN-Social Action Committee: The goals of the Social Action Committee include, promoting hands-on participation in events that contribute to charitable causes and community; contributing financially to a variety of charitable organizations, funds for which will be derived from the “Social Action Tzedakah Fund” and promoting social advocacy at all levels of community and government. The committee meets once each month to discuss a variety of projects and events.
Contact: SAC@larchmonttemple.org

Cultural Arts: We are a vibrant group of like-minded cultural arts enthusiasts who together, create exciting and diverse programming to reach every age group of our growing Larchmont temple community. in recent years our events included: family concerts, family movie night, adult celebrations with dancing and entertain- ment, Jewish a capella groups, open mic night, Cantorial concerts and more. Join us as we continue celebrating all that our Cultural Arts community has to offer! Contact: culturalarts@larchmonttemple.org 

Film Festival: We identify and screen films of interest to the temple community.
Volunteer to help. Contact: Ze’ev Aviezer at library@larchmonttemple.org.

House: We assess and maintain the buildings, systems and grounds of the temple. Help us in this task. Contact: jsfriedman@larchmonttemple.org.

Leadership Development: The Leadership Development Committee establishes programs to identify and engage congregants who may become future leaders within the temple community, develops and delivers training for both current and prospective leadership, and addresses governance practices for effective on- going leadership within the congregation. Contact: leadershipdevelopment@larchmonttemple.org

Library: Our Library endeavors to maintain a diverse, vibrant circulating collection that reflects the core val- ues of Larchmont temple. We acquire books that support our Congregation’s annual learning themes includ- ing works of the scholar-in-Residence. our collection also includes current fiction, non-fiction, DVDs and pe- riodicals for adults, young adults and children plus scholarly volumes that focus on the study of torah. our responsibilities include maintaining the physical collection and preparing thematic displays in the library. Contact:library@larchmonttemple.org

Limud Noar- Youth Education Transformation Committee: Youth Education Transformation Committee: this committee serves as an advisory group to temple professionals to provide our experiences and insight into the intricacies of the Youth program encom- passing our K-12th graders and their families. We aspire to engage every potential young individual here at Larchmont temple.the committee meets monthly to consider past, present, and future programs and help sup- port new initiatives. Beyond the monthly meetings, members are asked to participate in youth activities with their families, serve as a volunteer in various capacities, and to be a liaison for other parents in the programs. Contact: Limudnoar@gmail.com

LTNS Parent Association: The Larchmont Temple Nursery school Parent Association serves to foster a sense of community among all LtNs parents, creating opportunities for them to play an active role in their children’s preschool experience. our goal is to maintain a welcoming and open relationship between parents and care- givers, directors, and the LtNs staff. We organize many activities and celebrations throughout the year both in and out of the classroom, allowing all parents and caregivers to spend time with their children within the school setting while forming relationships with teachers and other parents. every member of the parent com- munity is warmly invited to join us for any and all of these activities. While the Parent Association is led by several Committee Chairs that meet on a monthly basis, the Parent Association welcomes involvement on any level as time and interest allow. We encourage all parents to volunteer for numerous sub-committees ranging from event Coordination to Fundraising to Classroom Project Assistance.
Contact: ltnsparent@larchmonttemple.org

LT ON THE GO: We plan trips to points of interest for the Larchmont Community. Volunteer to help. Contact: Ze’ev Aviezer at library@larchmonttemple.org.

New Members: The goal of the Larchmont Temple New members committee is to welcome every new mem- ber family into the congregation and help them feel “at home” by reaching out and creating opportunities for immediate and ongoing involvement in the life of Larchmont temple. New members receive personal calls from a committee member to remind them of upcoming events and answer any other questions that might arise. the committee hosts a variety of events during the first year of membership. these include a welcoming brunch in the fall, a Havdalah service and reception, and a family Kabbalat shabbat service and dinner. At these events new members have the opportunity to meet the clergy, other temple leaders and committee members as well as other new member families. Contact: newmembers@larchmonttemple.org

Ritual Committee: The purpose of the Ritual Committee is to partner with our clergy team to help plan, define, and evaluate ritual practice, lifecycle, and worship services to ensure that the spiritual needs of our various constituent groups are being met. the Ritual Committee coordinates summer shabbat services and supports lay leadership to conduct worship services during July and August. the committee welcomes members and guests by coordinating the temple’s greeting/ushering outreach throughout the year at shabbat and festival worship. Using social media, the Ritual Committee provides community outreach during elul and the omer. Contact: ritual@larchmonttemple.org

Security: We’re making sure our building is safe and our emergency plans are current and up to date. Feel free to contact any member of the committee if you have any concerns or recommendations: Dan Karson, Gary Kaplan, Ed Jacobson, Jen Prussin, Ben Zoffness, Jeff Wang, Rabbi Eve Rudin, or Jane Sable-Friedman at jsfriedman@larchmonttemple.org.

Shalom Corps: We read in Genesis 18:1-5, “God appeared to Abraham as he was sitting at the entrance of the tent at the hottest time of the day. Looking up he saw three men standing opposite him! He ran forth to meet them and bowed to the ground to welcome them and offer water, washing their feet, a chance to recline, and food. They responded gratefully.”

While we at Larchmont Temple don’t necessarily wash the feet of people who walk in our doors, we do strive to welcome them as guests and take care of them! The goal of Shalom Corps, is to welcome people at Shabbat services and beyond. Our greeters provide 5-star service within our Temple as they greet attendees, engage in conversation and provide information about LT to those who seek it. They are dedicated to making every person who walks in our doors feel cared for. From first time guest to founding member, we want every person who enters Larchmont Temple to feel our outreach and our welcome.

We are always looking for people to join the the Shalom Corps team – it is a great way to get involved in Temple life…..The commitment is small. The rewards are great! Contact: tscher@larchmonttemple.org

Zero Waste: We’re trying to provide the infrastructure to the temple and education to the congregation to reduce waste in our landfills by using compostable consumable products. Use the proper recycling, waste and compostable bins at our events, and in Religious and Nursery School. Better yet, do this at home! Contact: jsfriedman@larchmonttemple.org