Help Us Welcome New Members

Dear friends, 

Happy New Year!  We hope you enjoyed your holidays and are excited for the upcoming year.  I know we are!  We were busy meeting and planning our new Welcoming Committee in 2016 and we are now ready in 2017 to share this great opportunity with you.

As we hope you are aware through our weekly communications and the High Holy Day services, our congregation is growing! There is an energy and buzz surrounding our temple and we are hoping that it continues to permeate our beautiful community.

With that, we invite you to be a part of our Welcoming Committee.  As a member of the Welcoming Committee your responsibilities would be hugely important in creating and maintaining our warm atmosphere with our new members, and at the same time would not require a large time commitment.

Specifically, whenever a new member joins our congregation, we would ask you to pick up a Welcoming packet at the temple and deliver it, along with a Challah and candles to the new congregant’s home.  Our welcoming packet will include information about our temple, with important information about our clergy and staff, as well as helpful information in our surrounding community.  Additionally, we would encourage you to reach out via telephone to welcome the member, answer any questions they may have, and hopefully invite them to join you at a Friday night service.  Your role will be to act as a point person for the new family and make a connection from the outset.

We will simply rotate through our committee each time a new member joins our congregation.  We hope you will join us in welcoming our new community.  If this is something that interests you or if you have any further questions, kindly contact me at

Thank you.
Mychal Ertel and the Membership Task Force Committee