Art & Design
Art and Design maintains and displays our fine art collection and consults on interior design projects.The committee's principle mission is to enrich Jewish identity, spirituality, and generational continuity through the visual arts.
For art management, it accepts, preserves, and displays creative works and objects that represent a wide range of Jewish themes and observances. This committee also implements renovation, cleaning, framing, and inventory of art works.
Our Cemetery, Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery, and Board serve the congregation by
Contact Jonathan Shaver at 952.956.4216 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Development and Fundraising
The Development and Fundraising Committee oversees and coordinates all fundraising efforts within the synagogue. The dollars raised help ensure that our educational programming is affordable and that the many needs of our congregants are met.
Contact Craig Spencer, Vice President of Fundraising and Development, or Andrea Blumberg, Director of Congregational Giving at email@example.com or 952.545.2424.
The Finance Committee helps ensure our congregation’s financial well-being. Our committee is committed to operating in a fiscally responsible manner, where congregational needs are balanced against available resources.
Throughout the year, monthly financial statements and updated annual forecasts are issued to staff, the Finance Committee, and members of the Board of Trustees. The information provided is accurate, consistent, and reliable, and is used to assess the financial performance
of the various programs and the congregation as a whole.
The committee meets in the early months of our fiscal year, before the budgeting process begins, in order to understand the various programs supported by our budget and how they connect to our synagogue community. In early spring, staff prepares budgets for the next fiscal year, and the Finance Committee begins the hard work of collaborating with lay leaders and staff of the various departments to reconcile the proposed budgets to available funds.
Holy Rollers (Torah Scrolls)
Torah Scroll Repair: Volunteers help maintain and repair Adath Jeshurun’s Torah scrolls. This group was trained by a sofer to do cleaning and repairs, such as sewing seams—as shown in the video below—and they have helped repair Torah Scrolls for other institutions as well. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 952.545.2424 if you would like to volunteer.
Host visiting groups
Church and community groups frequently visit the synagogue to learn about Judaism and Jewish life, and sometimes to experience a Shabbat service.
Knowledgeable volunteers greet visitors, provide an orientation, act as hosts during the service, and answer questions afterward.
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Marketing & Communications supports and promotes communication vehicles designed to engage congregants and the greater community. The committee strives to create materials that are effective and measurable.
Committee members, including two staff representatives, have experience in photography, usability, marketing, social media, videography, journalism, design, graphics and system development. We welcome the input of other talented individuals.
marketing & communications
property & Catering
The Property and Catering Committee assesses and manages the changing needs and costs of our building and property, both interior and exterior.
In addition, the committee ensures that Adath excels in event planning and food preparation to best meet the needs of the congregation.
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Help Our Adath
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Adath Jeshurun prides itself on providing innovative, quality educational programming to engage our congregants in lifelong Jewish learning.
From infancy to adulthood there is a rich array of learning opportunities, including preschool programming, b’nai mitzvah training, Shabbat teaching opportunities for teens and adults, youth programs, college outreach, and adult learning.
The Jewish Life and Learning Cabinet was formed to coordinate efforts and foster collaboration to leverage success across all educational departments, and with our education partners, Talmud Torah and the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School.
Help us plan invigorating educational and social forums. Our events motivate and enable learners to build community, expand participants' religious consciousness, deepen their knowledge and strengthen their commitment, skills, and Jewish observance.
The Secondary Education Committee oversees the congregation’s programming for children from 5th to 12th grade. This includes SMP Central (Shabbat Morning Program), Adath USY (United Synagogue Youth) for teens from 9th to 12th grade, Kadima for 7th and 8th graders, and for 5th and 6th graders through Maccabees. Also, Confirmation and—in general—creating ways to keep our youth active and engaged in synagogue life.
Youth Commission—As the young people of Adath embark on their unique Jewish journeys, it is the role of the Youth Department, which is overseen by the Youth Commission, to provide our teens and tweens with substantive Jewish experiences to help guide their way.
Adath Jeshurun provides scholarships to young congregants for Jewish camps and programs in Israel. Scholarships reward past service and encourage future service to the congregation. Financial aid is also provided to ensure that every young person is able to participate regardless of his/her financial situation. Scholarships are funded by contributions to the L’Chaim Campaign and to the Adath Jeshurun Foundation.