Lay Leadership & Volunteers

As a small congregation, Shaarey Tikvah offers genuine opportunities to get involved in the life of the synagogue—from reading Torah, leading services, and giving divrei Torah, to organizing events and serving on committees that benefit our community and strengthen your skills as a leader. 


CST is run by eight committees that meet regularly. We are also lucky to have countless volunteers who help in the office, bake goodies for kiddish, run programs, and contribute in a myriad of ways. There are too many people to name here, but they are the lifeblood of our congregation.

This committee works to formulate and implement the vision and goals of the synagogue. The Executive Committee consists of the officers of the synagogue, plus two past presidents as selected by the current board president. The Executive Committee is chaired by Dr. Joshua Gordon, Board President. He can be reached at

This committee formulates the annual budget and tracks income and expense through out the year. Budget and Finance is chaired by Jeff Cohen, Board Treasurer and Leslie Sobel, immediate past president. Jeff can be reached at; Leslie at

This committee is designed to plan fundraising programs appropriate for CST needs.

This committee works with Education staff to develop programs for children and adults. The Shabbat School and Adult Lunch and Learns come under this committee. The Va'ad chaired by Arielle Cohen - and Jessi Shapiro -

This committee is charged with evaluating service related issues and is chaired by David Hutt who can be reached at

This committee is charged with evaluating current membership issues as well as the recruitment of new members. Membership is chaired by Josh Gordon. He can be reached at

This committee has internal and external components. Among other projects, they stock the Little Free Library in Shaker Square and sponsor A Very Special Seder for challenged adults. The internal activities include supplying Shabbat meals for the infirmed, Shivah meals for the mourning and rides to the shul for services and special events. Please contact Rabbi Roland for more information.