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Come be an active participant in making Temple Israel a great place for our congregants and community!

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Chaverim

Chaverim engages Jews in their 20s and 30s through dynamic and meaningful programs that provide opportunities for leadership development, spiritual growth, networking and social acivities, as well as tikkun olam through social action and philanthropic projects. We have our popular event Torah on Tap where we meet at a different participant's home on Saturday night to hang out, have a potluck dinner (dairy or vegetarian only), have D'var Torah led by a Chaverim participant, drink (BYOB & BYOL), play games, and celebrate Havdalah. We also have other events such as an Annual Passover Seder, a Vodka Latke Chanukah Party, and much more! You do not have to be a member of Temple Israel to participate in Chaverim.  To get involved with Chaverim, please contact Akol Mirowitz, Program Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 877-3517 Ext. 6. Find us on Facebook under the title: Chaverim: Tallahassee's Jewish 20's and 30s Group.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is the primary mechanism for the support of the Block Family Religious School. The Religious School is a cornerstone of Temple Israel with a primary goal of providing a solid Jewish learning experience for our students. This is an active, efficient group which meets at least once per quarter or more frequently as projects emerge or needs are identified. To get involved, please contact Buddy Herrell, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Jewish Food and Cultural Festival Committees

The Jewish Food & Cultural Festival Committees help plan for Temple Israel’s big fundraiser that will take place April 6, 2014. Volunteers are needed to assist with work before the event, the day of the event and to serve on specific festival committees such as the Baking Committee.  For more information about getting involved with a specific committee or volunteering in general, please contact Akol Mirowitz at 877-3517 Ext. 6, or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also learn more about the Jewish Food & Cultural Festival by going to the Jewish Food & Cultural Festival website

Israel Committee

The Israel Committee organizes several activities including an annual Israel Independence Day party; fund-raising efforts to help needy children in Israel; and much more. Temple Israel even has its own sister city in Israel, which is Ramat Hasharon, which lies north of Tel Aviv in Israel. The committee encourages participation of the entire Jewish community of Tallahassee, as well as others interested in the committee’s work. If you’re interested in joining us, please contact Dave Markell, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is the arm of Temple Israelthat warmly welcomes new members, helps new members become connected and involved with what interests them in Temple life, and assists new members in becoming integrated into our Temple Family.  The Membership Committee also tries to ensure that existing members are involved in and happy with temple programs. We encourage new and existing members to join the Membership Committee.  To get involved with this committtee, please contact Buddy Herrell, Membership Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Akol Mirowitz, Program Director, at 877-3517 Ext. 6, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Shabbaton Committee

The Shabbaton Committee works with the Shabbaton co-chairs to help plan and organize the all day Shabbaton event that takes every year in January or February.  For this event, members help to organize teachers & classes, food, family programming, set up, etc.  For more information about getting involved, please contact Akol Mirowitz at 877-3517 Ext. 6 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Social Action Committee

The Social Action Committee is an umbrella committee for a number of TempleIsrael projects: Monthly Mitzvah Days, Winter Mitzvah, Fifth Sunday at the Shelter, collection drives for agencies such as Big Bend Homeless Coalition and Refuge House, Blood Drives, the Temple Israel Torah Gardens and other occasional projects.  All members of Temple Israel are encouraged to become active in social action activities as a volunteer or as a facilitator of one of our activities.  Members are encouraged to suggest new ways to help our community and repair the world (Tikkun Olam).  To join in our efforts or to suggest a new activity, contact Renee Mirowitz, Social Action Committee Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">rThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Worship Committee

The Worship Committee coordinates with the Rabbi to address a host of issues associated with services at Temple Israel. It provides assistance in preparing for High Holy Day services, and, after the holidays, it meets with the Rabbi for a "debriefing."  It is also responsible for making recommendations about the siddurim (prayer books).  The committee also helps to coordinate alternative services, and it works with Rabbi to come up with ways to improve current service attendance.  If you are interested in serving on this committee, contact Beth Schwartz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Temple Israel - Tallahassee, FL
2215 Mahan Drive
Tallahassee, Florida  32308
P: (850) 877-3517