Va'ad Menahel Minutes, 1.6.2011
J. Rosenberg (Chair)
Moshe Bar-Z'ev (Recording)
- Minutes of the previous
meeting on 4.5.11 were approved.
- Bruce Rosen delivered a
précis of the community Task force's activities, mentioning
emerging ideas and stressing the complexity of the subjects involved.
- Gary Ginsberg discussed
the four month financial report and suggested raising membership fees,
quoting Marc Render's (not present) argument for the need to accumulate
back up funds for future expenses. Devorah Kalker suggested holding fund
raising events en lieu of raising fees. Hannah Levine suggested that a
survey of fee t other synagogues be made. Consensus: not to raise fees.
Kobi ask for what the NIS 10,000 cheque was used. (N.A.). Other various
ideas were discussed. Nothing final. A proposal to raise the hours
allotted for a children's programmer from 10 to 15 hours for a three month trail period was made and carried. Daniel Rohrlich modified proposal was
- A proposal to raise
membership dues was made and defeated.
- Penina Arbit commented
on the modification being made in the membership form. Proposal to accept
the suggested technical modifications was carried.
- AGM: Moshe Bar-Z'ev is
in contact with the account who will be present.
- Miriam Fine raised the
issue of recruiting new members to the VM. A suggestion was made that a
Chairperson should have sat on the VM for at least a year. Penina
suggested amending the articles of association to limit membership in the
VM to five years, perhaps even retroactively.
- Daniel Rohrlich
suggested that the issue ought to be brought up at the AGM. It was
mentioned that there is a need to recruit volunteers for all positions,
especially the Vaad Menehel and Chair.
- AGM: Noomi suggested
inviting Yisrael Campbell for a pre meeting show. Miriam mentioned an
alternative theatre programme with a a price of NIS 3500. It was decided
to invite Yisrael Campbell.
- It was noted that Fern
Allen will publicize events in various media.
- Linda G. suggested that
everyone (present) be responsible for contacting at least three people to
come to the AGM. The VM will circulate a list of people to be called.
- Shavuot: Miriam fine
presented the programme. Gary Heller will be responsible for locking up
- It was mentioned that
11.6.2011 will be the Shabbat dedicated to the high school graduates.
- 9th of Av:
Debbie Weissman is responsible for recruiting a speaker.
- It was noted that
nothing was programmed for Yom Yerushalayim.
- Kobi will find a speaker
for S'lichot night.
- Miriam Fine discussed
the Email survey form (re supervision of children). Daniel Rohrlich
commented that the survey tool shouldn't be overused. Survey needs need
to be defined and discussed.
- The current situation in
the office was mentioned.
- Mention was made of the
early Friday night Shabbat services and it was decided to have them
continue experimentally until Shavuot and for the rest of the summer if
- The next VM meeting has
been scheduled for Wednesday, 6.7.2011.