Only by working together do we become a community, a congregation. There are many ways for you to get involved at Kol Emet. Below is a list of some of the committees/groups/clubs of Kol Emet, a description of what they do and how you can get involved. Whatever time you have to spare, you will make a difference.
Barukh atah adonai eloheinu melekh ha’olam asher kidshanu b’mitzvotav v’tzivanu la’asok betzorkhei tzibur.
Blessed are you, eternal our God, ruler of the universe, who has commanded us to immerse ourselves in the needs of the community.
The Caring Committee mobilizes assistance to meet the needs of members of our community during both happy and difficult times to build and nourish a network of relationships which can sustain us throughout the journey of our lives. Examples of what the Caring Committee does, includes but is not limited to:
The Communications Committee works externally with the general public and internally with the Kol Emet Community. For the general public, our goal is to bring awareness of Kol Emet, the unique aspects of our congregation; especially its mission and its people, information about our programming and events, and the work that’s being done at Kol Emet to benefit the lives of everyone in our world. We communicate our message by participating in community-wide events. Within our Kol Emet community, we work to build enthusiasm and participation in Kol Emet events. We also work with Kehillah of Bucks County to share both of our community events and to reach out to both the affiliated and unaffiliated.
The Governance Committee examines the governance structure, policies, and practices of the synagogue; develops and oversees a process for encouraging participation and growth of leaders as committee members, chairs and Board members.
Learning is a life-long pursuit. Jewish leaning does not end at one’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah or confirmation. The Jewish people are the people of the book, we venerate learning at all stages of our lives.
The adult education committee provides opportunities for adult members of Kol Emet to learn about and better appreciate various aspects of Jewish life, culture and history through a wide range of methods. These include discussion groups, formal classes, seminars / lectures, and speakers. We strive to offer mainly complementary programming to members of Kol Emet. The committee also disseminates information about and coordinates efforts to attend existing/upcoming programs in our community that fulfill this mission.
The Ritual Committee honors tradition and embraces innovation. We strive to enhance the worship experience for all congregants, focusing on Jewish life-cycle events, Shabbat and holiday experience, ritual practice and the pursuit of spirituality. Duties of the committee include but are not limited to:
The Sisterhood is one of Kol Emet’s original and long-running organizations. The mission of Sisterhood is to bring members together to support and benefit the congregation and community by providing opportunities for friendship, service, spiritual growth and learning. Our purpose is to promote the highest ideals of women in Judaism through religious commitment, education, social action and leadership development.
The treasurer is accountable for the management of monies and all financial accounts and is responsible for the oversight and arrangement for the proper recording of all financial transactions of to ensure proper handling according generally accepted accounting principles.