Welcome to the Library Minyan of Temple Beth Am! We are a minyan that’s led and run by its members. Below are names and contact information for people in key roles, which should help you find ways to join in.
If you want to participate in Services, here are the people you might want to contact:
Coordinator: Zwi Reznik, MishnahStudy@libraryminyan.org.
Zwi organizes the Mishna Study the precedes almost every Shabbat morning service.
Coordinators: Zwi Reznik & Rachel Rubin Green, firstname.lastname@example.org, know that everyone has at least one d’var Torah in them. We take pride in the range of people who offer Torah wisdom.
Coordinator: Russell Cohen, HaftarahCoordinator@libraryminyan.org encourages people to return to their Bat/Bar Mitzvah Haftarah or take on a new one.
Coordinator: Paul Miller, Paul.Alan.Miller@gmail.com. Paul welcomes new and returning leyners for short and longer aliyot. The Library Minyan follows the Triennial Cycle.
Gabbaim & Coordinators Committee.
Current gabbaim are: Goldie BenTsvi, Rachel Berwald, Howard Fredman, Norm Garr, Russell Cohen, Michael Shimansky, AJ Happel and Allan Kokin. Contact them at email@example.com. Gabbaim recruit and guide those playing active roles in services, and arrange for aliyot and other honors. Individual gabbaim here.
Other important people:
Webmaster: Bob Roosth, firstname.lastname@example.org, sends out the Minyan Monthly and other electronic messages. On the website you can sign up for the Minyan Monthly.
Treasurer: Dale Bodenstein, email@example.com, receives all donations and pays bills.. To contribute to the Minyan, mail a check made out to “Library Minyan of TBA” to Dale at 1056 South Crescent Heights Blvd, LA, CA 90035, or donate online at tbala.org, designating the Library Minyan.
Chairs: Jackie Weiss, firstname.lastname@example.org. This committee helps members find outlets for service according to their abilities and interests. It develops ways to increase and retain participation, engages in outreach and membership recruitment, and maintains the membership list (along with the Webmaster).
Chair: Sandra Lepson, email@example.com. Recruits and guides children’s participation in services and arranges graduation celebrations.
Chair: Marissa Holt, firstname.lastname@example.org. This committee updates and disseminates Minyan-related information through this website and the Minyan Monthly The chair acts as recording secretary for the Steering Committee, and ensures that records of Steering Committee meetings and Minyan general meetings are maintained.
Chair: Jane Willoughby, email@example.com. This committee provides education programming for the Minyan that is open to the entire TBA kahal, and also helps people learn to take on new roles in services.
Chair: Norm Green, firstname.lastname@example.org. This committee develops financial policies and procedures for the Minyan, in cooperation with the Steering Committee and Temple Beth Am.
Chair: Bill Seligman, email@example.com. This committee works to keep the prayer experience relevant and meaningful, and plans High Holiday services.
Chair: Diane Herman, firstname.lastname@example.org, coordinates subcommittees for Chesed, Diaspora Potluck, Kiddush, and Ohel Patuach/ Open Tent.
Carl Sunshine, email@example.com, helps arrange co-sponsored kiddushes in honor of birthdays, anniversaries, or yahrzeits. He can also advise on individually sponsored kiddushes for major events.
Coordinator: Essia Cartoon-Fredman, firstname.lastname@example.org , opens the tent of home hospitality for newcomers and others. If you’d like to share a Shabbat or holiday meal in the home of Library Minyan members, contact her to arrange a shidduch.
Frumi Gluck, email@example.com, supports Library Minyan members during the birth/adoption of a child, illness or death in the family. Contact Frumi if you or another member of our community needs assistance with meals.
Committee Co-Chairs: Michelle Wolf and Deborah Blum, firstname.lastname@example.org, and their committee arrange pot-luck dining and other social events, mostly off-site from TBA.