Minutes of Vaad Menahel Meeting 16.06.08
A new site has been prepared and the address will be sent to Vaad members so that it can be reviewed. It is not yet ready for general distribution.
There is no 'guarantee' for a year and
no reduction in the price of 30,000
It was decided to have a kiddush in their honour on Shabbat Parshat Korach. In addition we will try to involve them as Shlichei Tzibbur. This year there will be some 18 graduates.
The program needs to be prepared before Pesach.
It was commented that the publicity was weak, but there had been a decision that the Shiurim would be internal, with the stress on Yedidya membership participation.
The need has long been recognized, but it demands somebody to take it on and coordinate it. The office will prepare a listing of all decisions made over the last few years. It was proposed to ask Lisa Amelan to coordinate the project.
A problem has arisen since some greeters
do not show up and do not find replacements.
9. Behaviour Problem
Concern was expressed over the behaviour of some of the Ethiopian children who come to the Shul on Shabbat. The community is very happy that they come and will seek positive ways to deal with any problems. Randi agreed to talk to Rafi about finding a solution. Philip suggested that, if the problem continues, contact be made with the leaders of the Ethiopian community in Talpiot.
Some situations had arisen recently where members had had problems and nobody knew. It was recognized that some people do not want the information known. However, where it is known, then Ilana Watzman has to be informed, since she is the community's contact person. Noomi recommends we put a note in Deot that we have people who can help. A list of people and their responsibilities should be distributed to members with the membership forms and it should appear on the web-site. Kobi mentioned that problems sometimes exist when husbands are in miluim, or parents, who live abroad, have difficulties. It is recommended that we seek an English-speaker to work alongside Ilana.
Will take place on Wednesday 3rd September.
Given that the new chairs are wider than our old ones we will not be able to provide seating upstairs for everybody. It was, therefore, suggested that there will be two parallel services, upstairs and downstairs (with the acoustic door closed), on Musaph both days Rosh Hashana, and, on Yom Kippur, Kol Nidrei, Musaph and Neilah. There will be assigned seating in both halls. A final decision on whether to have all five parallel services will be made nearer the time when numbers attending will be clearer.
Penina prepared a check-list for the Yamim Noraim and she will be asked to send it to the Vaad.
The membership form will have to offer the option of upstairs/downstairs seating for all the relevant t'filot.
The demand for Shiurim is not clear. Those that do take place do not have a large attendance, but that seems to be the case in other places, too. Maybe Shiurim in English will attract some people. Yitzchak Avigad has agreed to give a course in Taamei Hamikrah, and it is hoped it will start as soon as possible.
Tuesday 15.07.08 at 20:00.