At the April meeting the board received updates on a number of issues. First of all, our, income and expenses were as expected. The voluntary assessment has reached a total $29,352 (59% of our goal) from 116 families. There has also been progress made on seven of the Top Ten priorities identified by the Finance Committee and the board to improved our financial standing, including beginning preparations for our High Holy Day Appeal, coordinating better with committees on spending, and appointing volunteers and board members to work on various income possibilities.

The ambassadors to Temple Emanu-El reported that they are beginning to form small groups to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each congregation in particular areas, and the possibilities for collaboration between us. These areas of study include (but are not limited to) programming, administration and staffing, physical facilities, worship, and youth programs. Any thoughts on this collaboration can be addressed to jewishtucson@gmail.com.