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Committees and Clubs at Shalom

Congregation Shalom is a Reform Jewish Congregation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where we strive to create a welcoming and supportive community. Together we worship God, celebrate Shabbat, sanctify Jewish holidays, and observe life-cycle events in a manner that reflects the flavor and emotion of Jewish tradition and allows the freedom to be creative. We offer a broad range of programs and events from family-oriented Shabbat services like Food Truck Shabbat, to cooking with clergy classes, to wonderful musical performances from professional musicians. Our goal is to provide a sense of community for everyone who comes through our doors, no matter their background.

Our Clubs and Committees:

Brotherhood Committee. The role of the Brotherhood Committee is to plan activities for the men in the congregation, to participate in activities that support fundraising for the congregation and to offer opportunities for men to come together around common interests. Chair: Mike Dykeman. 

Building Committee. Consults on remodeling projects, major building repairs, and updates to electrical, plumbing and heating and cooling systems. Chair: Brent Arnold 

Caring Committee. Provides support to congregants who are ill, bereaved or in need of assistance. Chair: Diane Kane 

Culture of Philanthropy Committee. Committee Members provide advice to Shalom's internal philanthropy team on items and messaging that build a culture of philanthropy, and support Congregation Shalom in efforts with congregants to get more engaged and make connections. Chair: Brent Arnold. Contact: Katie Sparks

Membership Committee. Formulates and implements programs for attracting new members and for retaining members. Co-Chairs: Matt Honigman and Margo Berger

Museum Committee. Determines how best to organize and display the synagogue’s collection of art, recommends temporary exhibits, and develops criteria for the addition of new items to the collection. Chair: Terri Stevens  

No Stress Book Club. Meets at Shalom once a month to discuss the book selection for the month. There's no stress! Just a fun and engaging time with others! New readers of all ages are always welcome! Contact Marlene Adland or June Wallace

Religious Services and Music Committee.  Provides feedback and recommendations to the clergy regarding worship opportunities. Contact Paul Joseph or Rick Paler

Social Action Committee. Develops programs to involve Congregation Shalom and our members in tikkun olam (repairing the world). Co-Chairs: Monica Arnstein and Steve Rubnitz. Click here to learn more.

Voices for Justice Committee. Identifies issues that are of interest to the synagogue, educates members about these issues and recommends taking positions on issues. Co-Chairs: Larry and Geli Golopol. Click here to learn more.

Women of Shalom. The Women of Shalom supports programs and projects that benefit the congregation and the community. Co-Chairs: Sarah Acker and Mandy WienkeClick here to learn more.

Examples of Special Programming include: 

Movie Night Casino Night
Food Truck Shabbat                  Showtune Shabbat
Purim Carnival Screen Free Family Night              


To learn more about the committees and special programming contact or Aimee Kahn by email here or call (414)352-9288. For special programming, please contact Heather Watson at this email.

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