Minutes of Vaad Menahel meeting 15.07.08
Philip Yakar (administrator)
Apologies: Donna Goldberg, Neil Pearlman,
The extra minyanim on Rosh Hashana will begin before t'kiat hashofar. A decision will be made about breaking before or after Yizkor on Yom Kippur nearer the time.
It was felt that the doors could be left open downstairs and that it would then be easier to control noise levels. People could be advised of the 'open-door' policy in advance, and notices be put up, so that there would be less noise at the entrance. Children should be occupied positively as much as possible including educational / prayer activities, and all spaces used, downstairs room, office, sukkah, park and, if they agree, local member's homes.
Noomi has contacted Yoni Hammer-Kossoy to discuss children's activities with him in general (including the Yamim Noraim) and is waiting to hear from him.
The question of an early minyan on Yom Kippur was raised and it was agreed to publicise it in Deot to see if there is a demand for it. Pini Leiser will be asked to lead the second Kol Nidre t'filah.
The forms will be distributed in the near future. Spare forms will be available in the office. Mas Hachnasa, receipts letter and a shortened office-holders list will be sent with dues receipts.
Miriam and Kobi are actively working on this.
Randi raised the issue of a budget for a programme director and activities
The Vaad approved:
- Going ahead with the project.
A budget of 2000
- Approaching potentially big donors first.
Finally the Vaad requests that Marc present a more detailed programme to the A.G.M. on September 3rd.
A civil engineer's report has been received and also submitted to our lawyer. The architects have requested a meeting with us and the Kablan.
Sunday, August 24th at
As part of a programme of architectural tours we have been asked to make our building available to visitors on a Friday later on in the year. This was approved and it was suggested we make a brochure available for visitors.
Miriam reported that there were few reactions to her proposal in Deot. It was felt that, perhaps, the questions were too general. It was agreed that the people who expressed interest should take the lead on one project and see what develops. Miriam reported that there is a donor prepared to support the employment of a project developer for at least three months.
Bruce Rosen has resigned from the
It seems that they have stopped coming to Yedidya, so there are no behavioural problems to be dealt with at present. Rafi Rothman had been consulted and felt they should be "smothered with love".
Penina reported on the programme. Price (all inclusive) 1240 Euros per person for 30 40 people for 7 days, 03.11.08 – 10.11.08. A further planning meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. Randi suggests the group prepare something for Yom Hashoah next year.