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PJTC Board: May '21 Report

The Board of Directors, which met on May 24, authorized steps in furtherance of the capital campaign, including approving a motion to spend up to $10,000 to pay for architectural renderings for renovations for the social hall, portico, and the Weitzman Day School building.  Jack Singer, head of the Budget Committee, provided an update, explaining that we are expecting a deficit, albeit not as large as in last year’s budget (which ultimately didn’t materialize due to PPP loans, which may convert to grants). Andrea Mark provided a strategic plan update, including her plans to collect information from various affiliate groups and topics to be addressed.

Michelle Masjedi gave an update on her work leading the safety and security task force, which is formulating procedures and policies around re-opening. Other members of the task force are Beryl Strauss, Aty Rotter, Dr. Ken Zangwill, Dr. Sean Surfas, Dr. Jana Dickter, and Anne-Marie Otey. The goal is to offer some in-person services and opportunities, tied with the mid-June statewide “reopening,” hopefully with in-person Shabbat services starting up again on June 18. Relatedly, the board approved a motion to spend up to $20K to enable hybrid services going forward, to establish “digital infrastructure” (namely, re-wiring, cabling, cameras, etc.) in the sanctuary and social hall. Joe Johnson gave an accounting update, on his efforts, together with Lisa Lamb and Jack Singer, to review, analyze, and reorganize our shul’s accounting records.

The board approved a motion to spend up to $11,000 to purchase/upgrade a new server or cloud-based storage agreement with sufficient digital storage space, contingent on additional due diligence to be conducted by DeBoskey. Finally, Stacey Sharp made several announcements, including regarding an open position as Assistant Youth Director for our synagogue.

Joseph B. Widman
PJTC Board Secretary

Wed, June 23 2021 13 Tammuz 5781