The board received updates on a number of initiatives, including the Passport to Paradise raffle, a dinner for major donors, and a new merchandise shop through CafePress. The annual vote on parsonage, the amount of clergy compensation that is designated as a housing allowance for tax reasons, was held. The board spent significant time in executive session discussing both the clergy contract process (both clergy are due for contract renewals this year) and a draft of a proposed Memorandum of Understanding regarding a potential merger with Temple Emanu-El.