What is the Ritual Committee?

The Ritual Committee is a diverse group of congregants who work with the Rabbi to foster a Reform Jewish spiritual life for Temple Beth David.

Our rabbi and cantorial soloists/guest musicians put an extraordinary effort into designing and leading the High Holiday and festival services, Shabbat services, B’nei Mitzvahs, life cycle rituals, Jewish themed musical events, and much more. The Committee ‘s primary role is to serve as a source of advice and ideas to the clergy as well as to take leadership roles as individuals in a variety of ritual activities. We strive to develop inspirational and meaningful experiences and to offer advice upon and support for our clergy religious practices initiatives. The Committee considers and approves the manner in which our services are observed and makes recommendations to the Temple Board on other matters concerning the religious activities of the congregation.

The Committee is open to all members who wish to participate. We welcome members of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge of worship ritual. Our temple members have diverse feelings about what their ideal ritual experience should be; we strive to accommodate as broad a spectrum as possible within the Reform tradition. You don’t need to be highly knowledgeable or observant, but merely have a desire to share and learn more about the religious aspects of Synagogue life. The Committee members find it rewarding to support the clergy in their efforts to build a rich and relevant ritual experience at Temple Beth David.

We meet on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 pm via Zoom.

We welcome all who are interested in serving on the Ritual Committee. Please email Ritual Chair Laurie Averitt at huhwhat@verizon.net or contact the Temple office at 626-287-9994.

**If you are interested in attending a meeting, please email Laurie for

the Zoom link.