Committees & Auxiliaries

Our Temple stays vibrant and alive through its Committees. Serving on a committee requires no special expertise other than a willingness to try. Meet people, participate in a rewarding experience and help forge the future of our Temple by joining one of our outstanding Committees. See below for our active committees and their respective contacts. To learn more about Committee involvement, please reach out to the corresponding Committee contact or call the Temple at (757)625-4295.

Executive Committee

John Cooper

First Vice President
Sharon Nusbaum

Second Vice President
Barb Gelb

Mike Jaffe

Steve Kocen

Lawrence Steingold

Immediate Past President
Terri Budman


Sisterhood & Men’s Club

Sisterhood President
Gail W. Bachman
Email the Sisterhood President

Men’s Club President
Tom Bachman
Email the Men’s Club President


Finance & Development Committee

Neal Schulwolf, Chair
Email the F & D Committee Chair

House Committee

Security and Special Needs


Engagement Committee

Carol Roth Brum, Chair
Email the Engagement Committee Chair


Caring Community

Caring Community Sub-Groups

Jackie Haywood
Email Eco-Judaism

Shalom Greeters
Sharon Nusbaum
& Carol Brum
Email Shalom Greeters

Tikvah Group
Nicole Rosenblum
Erle Latimer
Cathi Laderberg
Email the Tikvah Group

Military Support & Outreach
Contact TBA
Email Military Support & Outreach

(Norfolk Emergency Shelter Team)

Andy Fox
Email NEST Group

Soup Kitchen 
Dorianne Villani
Email Soup Kitchen


Education Committee

Deb Higgins, Chair
Email the Education Committee Chair

Education Committee Sub-Groups

Sunday Learning
Tammi Foer
Alyson Morrissey
Email Sunday Learning

Adult Education
Barb Gelb
Email Adult Education

Torah Study
David Metzger
Email Torah Study Group

Mark Friedman
Email the Archives

Mark Friedman
Email the Library

Gail Bachman
Email Scholarships



Jay Lazier, Chair
Email the Worship Chair

Worship Committee

Dr. Bert Newfield, Chair
Email the Worship Committee Chair

Music Committee