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Adult Programming Committee

The Adult Programming Committee seeks to create programs for the post-Young Professionals crowd. Please be in touch if there is a program you would like to see happen!



Chesed Committee

Organizes the delivery of food to shiva homes; helps families with a newborn by providing meals and/or babysitting; coordinates hospital visits as well as visits to elderly or those who are unable to leave their homes; recruits volunteers from within the shul membership to take part in these tasks; initiates new chesed projects as needs arise.

Chairs: Sara Wolkenfeld & Tamima Wyszkowski


Education Committee

Designs each semester of adult education classes, catering to a variety of skill levels and interests; sets up visiting scholars; and plans any educational events at ASBI.

Chair: Binyamin Cohen



Maintains the The Jack Strulowitz Lakefront Eruv.



Family Programs Committee

Coordinates all aspects of children’s programming at the synagogue, including Shabbat and Holiday children’s services, Friday night family dinners, and all family events.

Chairs: Ali Grange & Adina Silberman


Finance Committee

Under the guidance of the treasurer, helps create the annual budget, tracks operating expenses, coordinates budgets for special events, and oversees the shul’s investment strategies.

Chair: Joseph Goodman


Fundraising & Development Committee

Manages all fundraising efforts of the shul which include the major holiday-related efforts such as the Yom Kippur Appeal and Mishloach Manot Fundraiser, as well as the annual Summer Soiree; may also promote other special events that help raise funds for the shul.

Chair: Erica Phillips


Green Team

Leads efforts to increase ASBI's sustainability and leads sustainability educational initiatives for the ASBI community.

Chairs: Elana Pentelnik & Lora Slutsky


Hospitality Committee

Arranges housing and meals for guests to the community; coordinates Shabbat meals for anyone looking to be a host or a guest; initiates new programs to help encourage hospitality within the community.

Chair: Amy Pappas & Elizabeth Lavin


House Committee

Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the building and grounds. Makes recommendations to the board regarding security issues and the aesthetics of the synagogue.

Chair: Daniel Chiat


Israel Committee

Runs social and educational programming related to Israel; coordinates Friday night dinners and Learning Lunches on Shabbat; organizes annual Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day), and Yom Yerushalayim celebrations.



Kiddush Committee

Plans the weekly Kiddush and coordinates with sponsoring parties.

Chair: Mona Freidin


Mikvah Committee

Coordinates regular upkeep and functioning of the mikvah; initiates new educational events surrounding the use of the mikvah.

Chairs: Caroline Musin Berkowitz


Ritual Committee

Advises the rabbi and the Director of Religious Engagement in all matters relating to the religious life of the synagogue.

Subcommittee: The Gabbinate
Coordinates Torah readers, leaders of davening, aliyot and honors.

Chair: Charles Abrams


Security Committee

Oversees all aspects of security at ASBI, ensuring a safe and secure environment for all members, staff, and the building itself.

Chair: Eran Koren


Social Action Committee

Acts as ASBI’s arm in social justice work around Lakeview and the larger Chicago community.

Chairs: Linda Cohen


Women's Programming

Women's events are open to women of all ages at ASBI and include holiday programming, women's mincha services, and social programming. Shul members are available to teach others to read Torah and lead services.

Chair: Libby Smoler


Young Professionals Committee

The ASBI Young Professionals Committee organizes Shabbat dinners and social events for young adults in their 20's and 30's.

Chairs: Ariel Aiash, Molly Jaret, Ann Levenson, ​​Nissim Said










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