Committees and Committee Chairs
Micah Committee Leadership
There is a lot going on at Micah and now you know where you can take ideas, questions and offers to volunteers assistance. If you are interested in one of these committees, or would like more information, please call the Micah office (615-377-9799) and we will get you in touch with the appropriate person.
Executive Committee 2011-2012
President Hope Stringer
Vice President David Estrin
Secretary Ann Stern
Treasurer Henry Johs
Past President Ron Galbraith
Board of Trustees 2011-2012
Joel Buckerg (Legal Advisor)
Sarah Baum (Youth Group President)
Rick Wise, Chair
Purpose: fosters a culture of life-long Jewish learning at
Micah and provides access to curricula and speakers that will allow congregants
to grow as educated Jewish adults.
Larry Goldberg, Chair
Purpose: to organize programming for our 55+ age group
within our congregation.
Howard Stringer, Chair
Purpose: provide a perpetually kept final resting place of
peace and sanctity for the members of our Congregation and their families.
Gil Given, Chair
Purpose: to maintain the beauty and structural integrity of
the synagogue and its premises and provide a safe, clean atmosphere for worship
and education; this includes providing and reviewing a maintenance plan for the
Finance & Budget
Henry Johs, Chair
Purpose: clarifies the Micah income statement for the Board
of Trustees. Also prepares the annual budget for presentation to the board and oversees
David Estrin, Chair
Purpose: to establish uniform personnel practices assuring
that matters of recruiting, interviewing, training, performance evaluation,
dismissal, salary negotiations and other practices are conducted in a
consistent and professional manner.
Richard Eskind, Chair
Purpose: responsible to the board of trustees and the
congregation to safeguard and grow the corpus of the permanent endowment and
related investment accounts.
Mike Levine, Chair
Purpose: to provide confidential assistance to members,
their families and others who would like to participate in planned giving
opportunities for Congregation Micah.
Purpose: assists the President and the Board of Trustees in
any legal matters.
Debbie Linn, Chair
Purpose: to build and sustain a resource for lifelong
Purpose: assures that every new or prospective member of
Congregation Micah has the information and personal contact that will allow him
or her to both fully benefit and fully contribute as a member of the
Jennifer Kornblit and Diane
New Member Welcome Committee
Ann Stern, Chair
Member Services Committee
Marjean Coddon, Chair
Annual Support Committee
Faith Haber Galbraith, Chair
Dee Doochin and Cindy Landsman, Co-chairs
Purpose: to preserve and promote the Micah culture of
support for our members when they have a need; much of the work of this
committee is done through Soup and Solace.
Henry Johs, Chair; Diana Landa, Treasurer
Purpose: provide governance and financial oversight for the
Micah Children’s Academy.
Judith Mandell, Chair
Purpose: to actively seek opportunities for our greater
Middle Tennessee population to learn about Congregation Micah events, progress
and community leadership.
Debbie McCormick, Chair
Purpose: charged with overseeing the classes, teachers,
parents, texts, and philosophical direction of our Religious school.
Bob Woolf, Chair
Purpose: to ensure that Micah’s congregants are able to
experience a feeling of spirituality and a special connection to the Jewish
religious observances and rituals that are practiced at Micah.
Room at the Inn
Bob Smith, Cindy Landsman, and Andy Saul, Co-Chairs
Purpose: to organize and support Room at the Inn at
David Lehman, Chair
Purpose: reviews and works to maintain the safety and
security for congregants, students, staff and guests.
Rachel Kenyon, Chair
Purpose: serve our congregants, our community and our world
through events and support activities that meet specific community needs.