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

Contact Name Position Email
Karen Fine President president@ohefsholom.org
Matthew Weinstein  Vice President  
Barbara Dudley Secretary  
Lawrence Steingold Treasurer  
Ted Kaufman Past President  
Steve Kayer Member-at-Large  
Alyssa Muhlendorf Chair – Engagement  
John Cooper Chair – Finance & Development Committee  
Joashua Schulman Chair – Education Committee  
Margaret Sawyer Chair – Worship Committee  

 

Sisterhood

Contact Name Position Email
Jeanne Miller Co-President  
Abbey Pachter Co-President  

 

Men's Club

Contact Name Position Email
Scott Galbraith Co-President  
Mike Makela Co-President  

 

Finance & Development Committees:

John Cooper, Chair
finance@ohefsholom.org

House Committee

Contact Name Position Email
Rick Rivin Chair  

 

Security and Special Needs

Contact Name Position Email
Bonnie Kerner Chair  

 

Engagement Committees:

Alyssa Muhlendorf, Chair
engagement@ohefsholom.org

Membership

Contact Name Position Email
Nicole Rosenblum Chair  

 

Caring Committee

Contact Name Position Email
Carol Brum Chair  
Mary Ann Nadler Eco-Judaism  
Sharon Nusbaum Shalom Greeters  
Linda Fox-Jarvis Tikvah Group  
Dorianne Villani Military Support & Outreach  
Sharon Ross N.E.S.T.  
Carol Laibstain N.E.S.T.  
Andy Fox N.E.S.T.  
Dorianne Villani Soup Kitchen  

 

Education Committees:

Joashua Schulman, Chair
education@ohefsholom.org

Sunday Learning Community

Contact Name Position Email
Tammi Foer Co-Chair  
Alyson Morrissey Co-Chair  

 

Adult Education

Contact Name Position Email
*Vacant*    

 

Torah Study

Contact Name Position Email
David Metzger Chair  

 

Archives & Library

Contact Name Position Email
Eddie Kramer Chair  
Mark Friedman Co-Chair  

 

Scholarship

Contact Name Position Email
Eddie Kramer Chair  

 

Worship & Music Committees:

Margaret Sawyer, Chair
worship@ohefsholom.org

Music

Contact Name Position Email
Jay Legum Chair  

 

Worship

Contact Name Position Email
Lori Galbraith Chair  

 

175th Anniversary

Contact Name Position Email
Kim Fink Co-Chair  
Terri Budman Co-Chair