The High Holy Days Committee does the planning for the High Holy Days. Beth Am gathers for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Flint Center, located at De Anza College in Cupertino. Committee members support our clergy by calling congregants to invite them to accept honors for the High Holy services and by helping to staff the tables outside Flint Center, welcoming congregants and visitors during the High Holy Days, handing out prayerbooks and tickets and answering questions. Members also may assist with ushering during the High Holy Day services, help worshipers in need of wheelchairs or other special assistance, and help ensure that member participation runs smoothly during the services. Most of the High Holy Day Committee’s work is coordinated via e-mail and phone contact. Contacts: Aly Yisrael, Stephanie Hannaford and Chris Witzel.
In keeping with the ten-year vision for Beth Am, the Shabbat Committee focuses on ways to enhance the experience of Shabbat throughout our membership by meeting congregants where they are by, 1) educating the congregation about Shabbat, 2) enhancing the Shabbat experience and hospitality already in place at Beth Am, 3) encouraging our members to enhance their Shabbat experience in their homes, and 4) giving members the tools and inspiration to observe Shabbat. The Shabbat Committee consists of members who care about deepening their own experience of Shabbat and helping others to discover what Shabbat can be. Contact: Louise Stirpe Gill