BJBE's committees provide an opportunity for those who wish to get involved, whether in a specific project or the day-to-day activities of synagogue life. Please call Executive Director Marc Swatez in the BJBE office at 847-940-7575 for additional information or to join one of our committees.
Creates our adult education program, from ongoing classes to Scholars in Residence, with a focus on life-long learning.
Prepares the annual budget and assists in overseeing the financial transactions of the congregation.
Building & Grounds
Oversees the design, care and maintenance of the real and personal properties of the congregation.
Develops and oversees all fundraising activities for the congregation, including the Endowment Fund, Restricted Funds, General Fund and our Sustaining Gifts Program.
Congregational Public Relations
Coordinates the promotion of BJBE to the public, maintains the congregational Web site, and oversees the bulletin and other communications.
Responsible for the youth and family education of the congregation.
Develops and implements programs and activities to promote knowledge, awareness of and support for the State of Israel.
Fosters a sense of community and wholeness within BJBE. Coordinates programs to address the needs of various groups within the congregation.
Creates programs to identify and develop future congregational leadership, including programs to educate and further develop the Board of Trustees.
Responsible for the recruitment, integration and retention of the BJBE membership.
Project 1201 Committees
Oversees the Capital Campaign, real estate and construction, marketing and communications and financial oversight of moving to the new building.
Helps to formulate the ritual policies and practices of BJBE in accordance with the tenants of Reform Judaism. Works closely with the clergy to ensure our services meet the spiritual needs of our congregation.
Develops and implements Social Action projects for the congregation with a focus on Mitzvot and G'milut Chasadim (deeds of loving kindness).
Creates and executes programs for the enrichment and benefit of the congregation's youth.