פרוטוקול הישיבה מיום י"ג אב תשע"ה, 28 יולי 2015, שעה 20:00
מיקום הישיבה: קהילת ידידיה.
ועד מנהל: עדינה גולומבק, יפה שירה גרוסברג, חנה לוין, יצחק אביגד, דוד גלייכר, רפאל אמלן, דינה וינר
ועדת ביקורת: דבורה גריינימן
ועדת עניינים ציבוריים: מיכאל שטאל
ועדות: יהודית ויינר
1. להציע מקום בידידיה עבור תכנית ערב של אגרון "זכויות אדם בכחול לבן" של יועז הנדל, כדי שישוחחו אתנו.
2. להעביר לוועדת הלכה את השאלה של אמירת קינות בערב ט' באב.
3. להעלות בישיבה הבאה את מצבה של הוועדה לעניינים ציבוריים, אשר כל חבריה הגיעו לסיום תקופת כהונתם.
4. לדאוג שהחלק של שיחות בדף הפייסבוק של הקהילה תהיה פתוחה לחברים בלבד. עדינה תבדוק דרכים לעשות כן.
5. להפיץ תזכורות קבועות בידיעות ידידיה בעניין חידוש חברות.
6. ללמוד את הצעותיה של ועדת ההלכה בעניין תיקון דף ההנחיות לקריאת תורה של נשים, ולאחר מכן להפיץ את ההצעות לקהילה.
Minutes of Va'ad Menahel meeting, July 28, 2015, at Kehillat Yedidya
Administrator: Miriam Fine
Vaad Members: Adina Golombek, Yaffa Shira Grossberg, Hanna Levine, Yitzhak Avigad, David Gleicher, Ralph Amelan, Dina Weiner, Michael Stahl (PAC), Kobi Ableman
Vaadat Bikoret and others: Debbie Greniman, Eudice Winer
1. To offer space in Yedidya for Yoaz Hendel's Blue and White Human Rights Association for an evening program, so that they can speak with us.
2. To pass on to the Va'ad Halacha the question of whether to say Kinot in the evening of Tisha Be'Av.
3. To raise at the next meeting the position of the Yedidya Public Affairs Committee, all of whose members have reached the end of their term of office.
4. To make the discussions section of the Yedidya Facebook page open to members-only: Adina to check out ways of doing this.
5. Regular reminders of membership renewals should be sent out in Yediot Yedidya
6. To review the recommendations of the Minhag Committee to revise the page setting out procedures for the women's Torah reading prior to wider publication
The Public Affairs Committee (PAC) raised the issue of whether to grant space in Yedidya to have an evening meeting with Yoaz Hendel's Blue and White Human Rights Association. It was interested in such issues as medical care for Palestinians. A suggested format for the evening was a 20 minute presentation by the association followed by a 40 minute discussion. The proposal was accepted by the meeting.
The PAC noted that all of its members needed to be changed, as their terms of office were coming to an end. It was agreed to raise this at the next meeting of the VM after the Chagim, concern being expressed that the loss of all of the PAC's members at once was undesireable.
In discussing Tisha Be'Av, the new format for the services introduced the previous year, with extra Kinot and lectures, was discussed. Some thought it had worked well, but concern was expressed that 80% of those present had left immediately after Ma'ariv, possibly because they were not aware of what was to follow. The view was expressed that some people left anyway because of time pressure. It was agreed by majority vote to refer the question of whether to say Kinot in the evening service to the Halacha Committee.
Miriam presented the financial report, attached. The proposed budget was presented alongside expenses and income actually incurred and received for 2015 up to June 30th. She noted that 44 renewal checks has already been received: the picture would be clearer by the end of September. The cost of rectifying the water leakage problems in Mercaz Dov was not known, and concern was expressed as to how this would affect the budget.
With renewals in full swing, the income from membership for the coming year was still a partial figure. The NIS 100,000 budgeted for as the cost for repairing the stonework was a provisional figure only, and likely to be exceeded.
She reported on the problem of water leakages in Mercaz Dov. An engineer had reported on the problem, with a list of recommendations. Marc Render has tried to put together some solutions, but this situation is still in its early stages.
As far as encouraging membership was concerned, it was agreed that regular reminders to renew membership should be sent out in Yediot Yedidya, and that people who brought children in for activities in the building should be asked if they were members and encouraged to join.
Dina said that the Minhag Committee was updating and changing the page about what women and men do in Women's Torah Reading. The intention was to publish something about this in Yediot Yedidya, giving various opinions and our recommendations. After discussion as to the best way of doing this, it was agreed to bring up these recommendations before the VM prior to wider dissemination. On Halacha matters, Dina noted that they were investigating the signing of a Prosbul to mark the end of the Shmitta year.
On building matters, Dina reported that an acoustic engineer had inspected the building and had made oral recommendations: he made a good impression, but as yet had not submitted his written report. At present, it seemed best to carry out the recommendations in stages. She noted that the engineer had said that in practice, not all acoustic needs could be met. Nearly always, having one desirable feature, such as clarity of words, came at the expense of others.
Adina, speaking for the Youth Committee, said that the existing youth director, Meital, was leaving, but the precise date for this was as yet unknown. The committee was working on finding a replacement for her.
The meeting expressed concern about the lack of tidiness in the old office during services, caused by unsupervised children. Various methods were suggested to try and curb the problem, including deputing adults and / or some children to keep the place in order.
Dina proposed that the Yedidya Facebook page, which at present had five administrators, should be split into two separate forums, one a public page where we can publicize events and information about the kehillah and the other a moderated closed group, not accessible to non-members, where internal discussions can take place. The page was originally intended to be an alternative to Deot, but at present, non-Yedidya members could read our internal discussions. In reply to concerns about former members, Dina said that they also should not be allowed to take part in discussions.