Congregation Beth David
102 Kingstown Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

Phone: (401) 789-3437


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We warmly welcome new members to our congregation. For membership and contact information, click here.


Get Involved! Join a Committee.

The following are a list of Committees, and Committee Chairpersons for Congregation Beth David. These committees are a very important component of the congregation because they are what help to make our congregation run smoothly and effectively.

Please look over the list below. We hope you will "pledge" your time and volunteer for a committee. If committee work is "not your cup of tea," perhaps you'll consider one or more of the "one time" opportunities on the back of the volunteer pledge form. Please do not hesitate to contact a committee chairperson with any questions.

Finance: Gary Engelson

Oversees the major fundraising activities of CBD, including annual major fundraiser, plus identifies and implements new fundraising initiatives.

Ritual: Marion Myers

Supervises and executes plans for Shabbat services, high holidays days and festivals. Working with other committees develops enhancements to traditional Shabbat services, such as “Shabbat on the beach” service.

Building: Alvin Gabrilowitz and Stephen Poulten

Supervises the maintenance, improvement and repair of CBD and its property and implements policies and practices related to the use of the building for all Congregation functions and other activities that may be carried out in the Congregation's building. 

Membership: Beryl Chapman and Deborah Chorney

Develops initiatives to obtain and retain members. Conducts out-reach to prospective members, and coordinates new member Shabbat service and Shabbat dinner services. Receives, reviews and processes applications for membership in Congregation Beth David, and informs applicants concerning financial obligations and member privileges and responsibilities. 

Religious School: Laurie Kaufman and Michelle Neri
Oversees the activities of the Hebrew School and provides input for school programs

Publication & Communication: Frank Prosnitz

Creates and disseminates information about activities, events, volunteer opportunities, and more for the Congregation Beth David community and community at large. Do you have ideas for creating and formatting weekly e-newsletters, a quarterly newsletter, brochures, or for updating and maintaining the CBD website, and other materials? We want to hear them! Design a brochure, format a newsletter, write an article…You don’t have to do it all – contribute what you can when you can.

Program: Harris Chorney

In concert with other committee, the program committee develops, promotes, and coordinates educational activities and programs for the members of the Congregation and Jewish community at-large.

Tikkun Olam: Bob Fricklas and Liz Karp

In keeping with the meaning of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, the Committee focuses on social action initiatives and actions which will help better the lives of individuals in the Washington County area; particularly those of the Jewish faith but not exclusively.

Caring Committee: Lori Adler

Coordinates assistance to members and their families when there is an illness, injury, or hospitalization. Assistance can be in many forms, such as meals prepared and delivered to the home, transportation to appointments, grocery shopping, and other errands – or maybe just a visit.

Fundraising: Frank Prosnitz
Oversees the major fundraising activities of CBD, including the High Holiday appeal and annual major fundraiser, plus identifies and implements new fundraising initiatives, such as grants

Nominating: Robert Babat

Outreach to and recruitment of members to serve on the CBD board of directors.

Print the CBD Volunteer Appeal form, make your selections, and mail or bring to CBD. Thank you for volunteering!