Long Island's Oldest Synagogue. Renewed and Reinvigorated.

All Volunteer Committees

Do you know what makes Temple Adas Israel so special?  

You do. 

Lend a hand in creating the compelling programs we offer, or making a meal for someone in need.  Head up one of our teams or be a greeter for an event. There are so many ways to get involved.  Know that any way you decide to get involved in Temple Adas Israel our community will grow stronger and more connected because of you. 


Exercising Leadership at Temple Adas Israel   

How do you want to contribute to TAI?   

Ongoing Committee Opportunities:   

Building Committee   

Knowledgeable about building mechanics and property care?  Join our building committee to help keep our historic synagogue well maintained.  Contact Howard Chwatsky, [email protected].   


Cultural Programs Committee   

From folk dancing to museum visits, documentary film series to art lectures, come and help plan engaging programs for our community.  Contact Toby Spitz, [email protected] to learn more.   


Development Committee   

Lend your perspective (and contacts!) to our ongoing conversation about how 
to sustain and further develop our base of donors to the synagogue. 
Contact Neal Fagin, [email protected].   


Green Team!   

Help Temple Adas Israel consider how to become more “Green” by cutting down 
on our plastic waste and becoming more eco-friendly.  This is a brand 
new committee.  Contact Jolie Parcher,  [email protected]  to get involved.   


Membership/ Outreach Committee   

Think creatively about the ways in which we can enhance the membership 
experience (through special events and social activities) and reach out 
to potential members.  Contact Myra Peskowitz, [email protected]  or Celia Paul [email protected] for more details.   


Parents Association for Hebrew School   

Calling all Hebrew school parents! Join the Parents association to help think 
about ways to enhance the family experience at Temple Adas Israel’s 
Hebrew school.  Contact Leah Oppenheimer, [email protected] for more details.   


Tikkun Olam (Social Action) committee   

Add your voice to conversation around how Temple Adas Israel should be engaged in fixing the world through local, national and international  projects.  Contact Leah Oppenheimer, [email protected] to get involved.   


Young Families Committee   

Get creative about how we can support our parents with young children! 
Contact Jill Erlitz, [email protected] for more details.   


One time Volunteer Opportunities:   

Caring Program volunteer   

When a new baby is born, or someone is sick or sitting shiva for a loved one, your help may be needed to prepare a meal, make a visit to the hospital or call someone who needs a supportive ear.  Contact Gail Gambino, [email protected] for more details.   


Lend a hand at our events   

There’s always so much to do at our events!        

Help out by volunteering to greet newcomers, and help with other set-up or clean up needs.     
Take the lead in implementing a holiday celebration with (plenty of) support from our office staff and other volunteers.      
Sign  up to greet participants and even introduce newcomers to some of our more long term congregants at our programs     

Contact Lu Geffen at [email protected] for more details.   


Minyan volunteer   

Every adult Jew counts, especially for a minyan! Sign up to attend Saturday 
morning minyan, or to be on a list we can call when we need a 10th.  Contact Howard Chwatsky,[email protected] if you are available.   


Initiate New projects   

Is there something missing from Temple Adas Israel that you want to lend your voice and talent to develop? Let us know!  Contact [email protected] to talk more about your ideas.