Program Planning

Contacts for

Cookie Mandell
Director of Membership Engagement, ext.304

Nathan Smuckler
Engagement Associate, ext.411

Jen Charlap
Communications Coordinator, ext.306

Laura Rosh
Office Manager, ext.305


If you have any questions or need assistance with program planning, please contact Nathan Smuckler or Cookie Mandell.

We’ve put together this checklist to help you stay on track when planning your committee’s programming.


The first step in scheduling a meeting or program at TRS is to get approval from your committee chair or auxiliary leadership. Once you have approval from your committee or auxiliary, request a date and time on our calendar.

To schedule any meeting or program on the TRS calendar, please fill out our Calendar Submission Request. Contact Nathan Smuckler, Engagement Associate, with any questions about the form.

Please contact your liaison or Cookie Mandell, Director of Membership Engagement, with any special requests once the form has been submitted.


After you have submitted your Calendar Submission Request form for your meeting or program, please fill out this form if you need to track registrations or are interested in having your event included in any Temple Rodef Shalom publications. Please make sure to hit submit at the end.

Please contact your liaison or Jen Charlap, Communications Coordinator, with any questions about your Eventbrite request.


After you have scheduled your meeting or program, please fill out this form to request a room set-up and/or catering needs. Please make sure to hit submit at the end. If you are unable to submit it online, please print this form and mail, fax or email it to Laura Rosh. Please click here to view standard set up diagrams.

Please contact your liaison or Laura Rosh, Office Manager, with any questions about your set-up request.


Download the Connection Submissions Format

Download the Connection Deadlines 2019

If you have a question regarding the Connection, please contact Jen Charlap, Communications Coordinator.

Inclusion Guidelines

Have you wondered how to make your program more inclusive?  The TRS Inclusion Committee has created guidelines on how to make your event accessible to the widest possible audience.  There are many other ways you can make your event more inclusive when hosting a program at TRS.  Contact Anita Thornton, Director of Caring and Inclusion to learn more about TRS’s efforts to be an accessible and inclusive community.

PowerPoint Guidelines for Low Vision

Room Set-up Guidelines for Event Spaces