Most of the November meeting was devoted to financial matters. We recently received a generous gift from the anonymous Family Foundation, which the Board accepted with thanks. With the support of the Foundation, our current economic projections are more promising. The Board discussed several upcoming fundraising efforts, including an exciting raffle that will be announced to congregants soon and is expected to be a major income generator.

The other main topic of discussion was the continuing process of discussion with Temple Emanu-El. The town hall presentations by the taskforces have thus far been successful, and there will be one more meeting (with two presentations) on 12/8/19. Members of the Ambassadors group have begun drafting a Memorandum of Understanding between the two congregations, based on the work of the taskforces and the discussion at the various congregational meetings. The MOU will be brought to both Board for approval in December, before being presented to the congregational memberships for a vote in January.