Committee Solicits Nominations for Temple Board; High Holy Day Service Options Considered
As the temple year draws to a close, the board is focused on issues that are either completing work of the past year or looking ahead to fall.
By the time you read this, the Nominating Committee, chaired by Judy Hadley, will have held a couple of meetings. The committee comprises two board members, Jacque S. and Ed W., and three non-board members, Judy plus David Diskin and Karen M.. If you have any questions or suggestions, call Judy.
Committee recommendations will be presented at the annual membership meeting on June 5. There will be four vacancies on the 15-member board. We want to express our deep appreciation for the outstanding contributions of the three board members who will be completing their two, three-year terms: Jacque S., Bob Dorfman and Kit W.. Kit, of course, has been the treasurer the past few years, a position that requires a lot of time and attention. A fourth board member, Harlan M., has opted not to seek a second term.
Vice President Betsy B. is up for reelection to a second, three-year term. As you recall, the board has had under active review the recommendations of the High Holy Days Committee. Central to the committee’s concerns is the overcrowding at the annual services.
Under serious consideration is the possibility of holding a closed-circuit service for nonmembers. The service would be held in one of the downstairs rooms at the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, where most of our High Holy Day services are held. Non-members could view the services on a large screen as they are taking place. Another component being considered is having a cantor, or comparable religious leader, facilitate the viewing of the closed-circuit presentation. Among the issues being evaluated is the cost of such a second service.
Plans for the capital campaign and the construction also were reviewed at the April board meeting. Larry C., co-chair of the campaign, presented a complete report on the very productive efforts of the committee and the four subcommittees. The cooperation from participating members has been outstanding. Lots of enthusiasm. In response to a question from a few members, the board made clear that the expansion will be financed solely through the capital campaign. No additional debt will be incurred. There likely will be a need for a bridge loan, and our bank already has indicated favorable terms.
Finally, we want to thank the members of the Auction Committee for another outstanding and successful auction.