Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley

Where Ruach Comes Alive!

3400 North Dobson Road, Chandler, AZ 85224
Phone: (480) 897-3636 | Email: info@tbsev.org

Education Committee

The Education Committee has the primary responsibility for the education of the congregation’s children, the management of the religious school and such other forms of education for the children as the committee may suggest. Additional areas of responsibility are Adult Education, Youth Groups and Activities (e.g. Kadima, USY), and B’nai Mitzvah tutoring.

The Education Committee is responsible for maintaining subcommittees for Adult Education, Religious School and Youth committees or incorporating those responsibilities into the overall Education Committee.  These subcommittees may have some, all, or none of the same committee members as the Education Committee, with the exception being the Education VP who is a consulting member on all subcommittees under this area of responsibility.




Committee Email Address: edcommittee@tbsev.org

Committee Members:

Jen Zak (Chairperson as Education VP)

Lori Redman (member at large as RS Parent)

Joe Lockard (member at large as RS Parent)

Lynne Lieberman (Consulting Member as Adult Ed Chair)

Cari Weisman (Consulting Member as Simcha Chair)

Karen Otero-Fisher (Consulting Member as Grant Writer)

Sarah Bochenek (Consulting Member as Youth Director)

Michele Millman (Staff Liaison as Office Manager)

Rabbi Aberson (Staff Liaison as Rabbi)

Dennis Aust (Ex-officio member as President)


*Consulting members (including the president) and staff liaisons should be invited to all committee meetings and should attend as often as is practical when weighed with their other duties, but are not required to attend, and do not count toward making a quorum. Staff members and the President are not entitled to a committee vote; when present they are there to consult with and provide guidance. Additionally, staff members may enact veto power where appropriate and in accordance with the duties of their contract. Matters of importance or financial impact greater than $500 must be deferred to the Board of Directors for approval. Matters of financial impact of less than $500 may be handled at the discretion of the Office Manager if already included as part of the annually approved budget.