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Task Force Reports: Introduction

11/03/2019 10:57:47 AM

Nov3

REPORTS FROM TASK FORCES RE: A POTENTIAL FUTURE TOGETHER FOR

TEMPLE EMANU-EL AND CONGREGATION OR CHADASH

In early 2019, the Boards of Directors of Congregation Or Chadash and Temple Emanu-El initiated discussions between representatives of each congregation (“Ambassadors”) to consider a possible future together under two scenarios:

1. Continued or increased collaborations in targeted areas, such as Religious School and Sisterhood.

2. A future merger with analysis of potential positive outcomes, negative aspects and possible strategies to address barriers to successful merger.

In August 2019, with the guidance of Rabbi Fine of URJ, we populated eight (8) task forces to explore key aspects of the two scenarios.  1) Finance 2) Governance 3) Facilities 4) Religious School 5) Worship 6) Clergy 7) Communications 8) Joint Programming. The reports for the first six will be sent out to congregations ahead of townhalls as follows: There will be no reports from Communications or Joint Programming as these dealt with ongoing activities not with projections about our future.

Sunday, Nov 3: Finance and Governance reports at Or Chadash 11-12N and at Temple Emanu-El 1:00-2:00 pm.

Sunday, Nov 17: Facilities and Religious Schools at Or Chadash 11-12N and at Temple Emanu-El 1:00-2:00 pm

Sunday Dec 8: Worship and Clergy at Or Chadash 11-12N and at Temple Emanu-El 1:00-2:00 pm.

Wed, March 3 2021 19 Adar 5781