Present: Miriam Fine,
Noomi Stahl (chairpersons), Kobi Abelman, Warren
Burstein, Esther Edell,
Randi Garber, Donna
Goldberg, Daniel Rohrlich, Michael
Greiniman (Vaadat Bikoret)
Philip Yakar (Administrator)
Apologies: Sharon Greenblat-Dietch,
Gary Heller, Neil
Pearlman, Penina Arbit
Minutes of the previous meeting
were approved and signed.
Preparations for the Chagim
volunteered to recruit the speakers for S'lichot, Shabbat Shuva
and Kol Nidrei. Names of possible speakers will be
passed on to Donna.
In general it was noted that members are
prepared to help organize events but may be reluctant to serve on a committee.
The matter will be raised for discussion at the A.G.M., and a group set up
after the Chagim.
reported that most of the slots of baaleit'filah were filled. Warren
needs the list a week before Rosh Hashanah in order to prepare the toranuyot. It was agreed that youth chazanim
will not be invited to be ShlicheiTzibbur on Mincha, Rosh Hashanah.
As of now nobody is scheduled for S'lichot.
On Yom Kippur the division into two t'filot will take place
On seating, after a long discussion, it
was decided that there will be assigned seats on all the days.
distributed an income - expenditure report, updated to the end of August.
She noted that the monthly income and expenditure report does not include
depreciation (p'chat) and she will consult with
Committee and the accountant about how it should be shown. Esther
requests that she receive the post-dated check and dues reports before
It was agreed that Overseas Membership
letters be sent soon. Esther agreed to update the letter and invited the
Vaad to send suggestions for its content. The dues will remain at $180.
Esther reported on the foreign currency
contributions and how they are divided, between the Building and General
Funds. The issue needs to be clarified, and it was agreed to refer the
whole subject to the Finance Committee for a decision. Kobi pointed out
that it was possible to divide the funds (dollars and shekels) within the
Replacements for volunteers
Almog has agreed to deal with readers for the four brachot.
Daniel Rohrlich will speak to appropriate
members about taking over the organization of DivreiHalacha.
A number of people will be approached
to join the Shiva support group. Kobi stressed the need for a holistic
approach, covering all needs from the time of death (לא עלינו).
Policy issues have arisen over the respective
uses of Deot and Yedidiot. We
need to review the guidelines of publishing items in Yedidiot
and see if that solves the issue.
Basement – Fund Raising
Randi reported on the discussion which
took place at the Fund Raising Committee
There is a need for a clear message,
and not only as a children's project.
The campaign will be for the basement
and park/Kiddush patio.
Costs range between 926,000 NIS and 1.27
million. The public campaign will be for 1.2 million.
A pledge of 350,000 NIS
has been received and we will need to raise 300,000 NIS from the community, in addition to
other donations. It is recommended that members be asked to contribute
3,600 NIS, spread over up to three years
(36 months x 100 NIS).
Those prepared to give more will be encouraged to do so. Also a number of
dedications will be offered.
The campaign will start after the chagim and volunteers will be sought to help.
will present the plans at the A.G.M.
The Vaad is asked to appoint a person
to speak in general about the planned community developments, including
the building, on Rosh Hashanah.
The Vaad approved the report and the
implementation of all of its content.
Date of next meeting
Wednesday 22.10.08 at
Because of the late hour the A.G.M. and
Web-site were not discussed.