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The following is a list of committees and programs offered by Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El.  All Temple members are welcome to join any of these committees and participate in them.  Please call the contact person listed below for further details. In addition to these standing committees and affiliates, there are ad-hoc committees which are established as the need or desire arises. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please click on the individual involved in the committee to send an email. 

Art & Judaica Committee

  • Responsible for curating the temple’s art and artifacts

Audit Committee

  • Oversees the administration of the Synagogue's Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Policies

  • Discretion over Bylaws implementation

Building & Grounds/Sustainability

  • Works with Temple Administrator on Building maintenance and repairs

  • Develops programs, initiatives and actions aimed at the preservation of temple resources.

Budget & Finance

  • Develops and monitors the Congregational budget

  • Makes strategic recommendations regarding revenues and expenses to the Board of Trustees (including proposed increases to the recommended Sustaining Pledge level in order to sustain Congregational expenses and programming)

  • Oversees financial reports provided periodically to the Board of Trustees and the Congregation

Communal Worship

  • Acts  as advisor and support to Clergy for all religious services and celebrations, especially focusing on the High Holy Days & Shabbat services.

  • Encourages lay participation through opportunities to co-lead services, aliyot, ushering, and innovative programming (i.e.: Boker Tov, Kaddish Connection, Sharing-Shabbat).

  • In cooperation with the Clergy, recommends strategic worship innovations and changes.

  • Promotes home celebrations and observances.

Computer/IT Advisory Group

  • Advises on cyber security and IT upgrades.

  • Oversees implementation of new IT equipment and programs.

Creative Services

  • Produces creative material that includes website banners, flyers and other artwork as needed


  • Serves as an advisory committee to the Director of Mazel Tots and the Religious School

  • Seeks to involve Mazel Tots and Religious School parents in the Synagogue

  • Assists with special programs as needed

  • Makes recommendations for future needs of the program

Family Events

  • Plans, organizes and runs various family-oriented events

Human Resources

  • Responsible for the overseeing various aspects of employment

Investment Committee

  • Checks in monthly on the performance and strategy of the investment management of funds and reports to the Board  of Trustees on a quarterly basis

Membership & Marketing

  • Develops strategies to increase temple membership

  • Acts as a temple ambassador for prospective members

Nominating & Placement Committee

Bd of Trustees Members: Jocelyn Gross, chair, Matt Forgotson, Barbara Ginsberg, Randee Horowitz

Non Bd members: Gerry Cohen, Roy Fenichel, Jeff Margolin, Bev Picker, Ellen Plum

Re-Opening Task Force

  • Advise temple staff on the safest practices for the eventual reopening of the building

  • Drafts legal documents and policy related to Covid-19

  • Guides on health and safety for in person events

Sanctuary Project

  • Oversees the planning for our sanctuary renovations

  • Facilitates the permitting process with the Village of Scarsdale

  • Works closely with the architects on planning & design


  • Advises best security practices

Tikkun Olam / Social Action

  • The purpose of the social action committee is to collectively embody our Jewish values through action.

  • We seek to engage in acts of service that address underlying vulnerabilities. 

  • This committee will be an umbrella organization for all acts of service at the temple, without precluding other groups from doing their own projects.

United Interfaith Food Bank

  • Organizes semi-monthly food packing and delivery to Head Start programs in White Plains



Hosts programs, speakers, comedy events, social activities and more

Women of SSTTE

  • Our mission is to enrich our lives and our Synagogue life, to create a "community" feeling among our members and to help others. 

  • Be involved in our Jewish and General community supporting the needs of our members and our neighbors.

  • Present a variety of social, intellectual, and cultural programs​.

  • Carry out our mission and the mission of our parent organization, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ), and support their programs and projects including the fight for Reproductive Rights and Health and other Social Justice issues and the YES (Youth, Education, Special Projects) Fund.  (

  • Help with special needs of the Synagogue Community, its Religious School​, and Mazel Tots Early Childhood programs.

  • Be involved with the Scarsdale Hartsdale Women’s Interfaith Council and other relevant organizations.


  • Committee to Combat Racism & Anti-Semitism

  • Human Resources Handbook

  • Re-Opening Task Force

    • Advise temple staff on the safest practices for the eventual reopening of the building

    • Drafts legal documents and policy related to Covid-19

    • Guides on health and safety for in person events

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