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

Ritual Committee

The Ritual Committee is responsible for formulating rules, regulations, and procedures to be followed at all religious services or ceremonies in consultation with and under the guidance of the Rabbi and Cantor. The Rabbi and the Cantor are permanent members of this committee.

The Ritual Committee is responsible for maintaining subcommittees for High Holidays, Cemetery and Shiva or incorporating those responsibilities into the overall Ritual Committee.  These subcommittees may have some, all, or none of the same committee members as the Ritual Committee, with the exception being the Ritual VP who is a consulting member on all subcommittees under this area of responsibility.




Committee Email Address: ritualcommittee@tbsev.org

Committee Members:

Sandy Wechsler (Chairperson as Ritual VP)

Isaac Levy (Gabbai)

Ruti Keren (Gabbai)

Vacant Position (Gabbai)

Walter Berkey (Gabbai)

Cari Weisman (Consulting Member as Simcha Chair)

Joe Wechsler (Consulting Member as Men’s Club President)

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.