Minutes of Vaad Menahel meeting 16.02.09
Present: Miriam Fine, Noomi Stahl
Philip Yakar (administrator)
Apologies: Donna Goldberg, Sharon Greenblat- Dietch
Were approved and signed.
Hershey Katz joined the meeting, for
this item, and explained Metuna, a non-profit
organization fighting traffic accidents, is requesting use of our building for
a fund-raising event on 2nd June. The programme will include a
reception downstairs at ,
followed by a concert ()
The Vaad unanimously approved the request in principle and will ask the Building Use committee to determine the details.
Since internet access is now being requested and the bank is demanding confirmation of the signatories on the account, it was decided:
Two of the following will sign on the
relevant documents and all four will have internet access to account number
444211 (Kupat Tzedakah) – Ellie Render,
Esther presented the draft budget for approval. The following changes were made:
The events line will be merged
with the programming line which will show 3000
The personnel line will be
increased to 92,000
The budget was then unanimously approved. (Budget attached.)
It was noted that, despite Debbie
Greiniman efforts, the programming committee was not yet functioning as was
hoped. The committee now has a substantial budget (net 18,800
Randi requested that a clear picture of our accumulated excess of income over expenditure be shown. Esther explained that this does not belong to the current budget, but she will prepare a draft fund balance, using the information currently available. We will receive opening balances for 2009 from the accountant only after the full audit is completed.
This was approved within the parameters set by the Building Fund, which will fund the purchase.
He pointed out, that, because of tax and bituach Leumi payments, the budget lines for the eventual payments to the teachers will be higher than originally calculated. New, specific fund-raising will have to cover this. The teachers and coordinator will be employed by Yedidya, unless they are self-employed and give invoices. All funds will be channeled through Yedidya.
The average attendance is about 50, with a core of 25, and a significant number of women. Also there is a small number of regulars from the neighbourhood, who are neither from Ein Tzurim nor Yedidya. Itai, the coordinator, deals with publicity, and a web-site is being built, which will enable discussion and the building of community.
Every Pesach Yeshivat Ein Tzurim puts out a journal, and this will be done this year with the financial support of the parents. In future it will be done on-line by Yedidya, but with a somewhat different slant.
Randi suggested that sponsorship of Shiurim be considered for fund-raising.
The Vaad expressed their great appreciation for Haim's work.
> 2009 We received the
> 2010 We will apply for
Price for the Seudah, 10
Teen volunteers are needed for the Shuk Purim.
Kobi distributed a page detailing all that needs to be organized before and on Pesach. He also pointed out that programme decisions need to be made soon for Yom Hashoah and Yom Haatzmaut.
Reactions (some positive, some less so)
have come in from the bulk-mailing; to date 3000
The Rumanian Sefer Torah has been acquired and will be given a final check by Akiva Garber.
A sum of 900
Issues arising from the date of Hachnasat Hasefer will be referred to the Minhag and Halachah Committee.
a. Concern was expressed about the holes left in the walls after the removal of the last exhibit. Miriam will discuss the matter with the art committee.
b. The claim brought against us by the original building supervisor (Ben-Moshe) will be heard in June.