Lay Leadership and Governance

Our governance structure enables us to address the needs of the congregation in a streamlined and effective way.  We are governed by a Board of Directors of 36 lay leaders, including 10 Officers and 26 Elected Directors who are responsible for the control and management of the affairs of the synagogue. A Board of Trustees provides both wisdom and advice to the Directors and also provides a stepping stone for increased involvement in lay leadership.

Our synagogue is fortunate to have many hard-working volunteers filling lay leadership positions at Temple Emanuel. Our Officers, Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, Presidents Assembly and Committees and Social Group chairs and committee members make up a cadre of talented leadership dedicated to serving our community.

Members of each Board agree to be bound by a Brit which is a Covenant of Responsibilities that defines expectations for lay leadership. In addition, Directors participate in ongoing Leadership Education And Development, along with the synagogue’s senior professionals which has proven to greatly enhance our ability to work together effectively to serve our congregation.

We welcome your participation and hope you will share your energy and expertise with us.

Learn more about how to serve as a Director or Trustee by visiting our Nominations page.

Board of Directors
Board of Trustees
Presidents Assembly
Committees & Social Groups

Bylaws (Amended and Restated – June 2020)
Governance Report (March 2007)