A core of dedicated volunteer lay members from our Temple congregation provides ongoing support for all the operations and activities at the Berkeley Temple.
Please consult the Temple Calendar for upcoming Temple Committee Meetings.
Read a beautiful letter sent to devotees serving at temples by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1951.
Temple Managing Council is composed of a number of committee chairpersons who give input on activities and the schedule of events at the Berkeley Temple under the direction of the minister-in-charge.
Volunteer Coordinating Committee oversees volunteer outreach and coordinates with various committee leaders placement of incoming new volunteers.
Maintenance Committee provides upkeep and repair of the Temple.
Service Committee oversees our public services. Subcommittees include: Service and Meditation Leaders and Service Readers, Ushers, Commemorative Services, Organists, Kirtan Group, and Flowers.
Special Events Committee organizes social activities and events at the Temple such as Picnics, India Night, our Thanksgiving Potluck, and the Temple Christmas Party.
Book Room Committee handles the inventory and retail sales of SRF Publications at the Temple.
Outreach Committee welcomes visitors and provides support to those in need. Subcommittees include: Greeters, Prayer Council, along with Food and Clothing drives for the Bay Area.
Information Committee manages the Temple’s public information via our website, weekly announcements, event fliers, and the Information Table.
Sunday School Committee supports volunteer teachers who staff our Sunday School and Teen Group.
Young Adults Group coordinates activities and events for Berkeley Temple for members ages 18 – 39.