I am hoping to see everyone at Sunday’s Annual Congregational Meeting. I will set out some snacks at 9:30 a.m., in hopes of motivating a larger attendance.

At the meeting, the Board and I will update you on Sinai’s current finances, and we need all of you there to vote on the slate of Board candidates for the coming year, and on the Bylaw revision. We are also looking for your input on welcoming and guiding our new rabbinic team, Rabbi Benjamin and Rabbi Sara Zober. They arrive at Sinai a few days later!

I need to thank from the bottom of my heart all of the dedicated families in our Sinai community who stepped up and made donations this last year. Without you, we would not have been able to attract such a dynamic rabbinic team.

My apologies for the two versions of the Bylaws amendment that you have seen. It was my error to include a statement on Board email voting in the initial proposal. After talking with some dedicated and vigilant members, the Board has removed that statement. The proposed Bylaw amendment focuses, as intended, just on allowing Board members to attend meetings electronically.




  • Call to Order
  • D’var Torah
  • President’s Address – John Louie
  • Volunteer Appreciation – John Louie
  • Congregational Election of Members of the Board of Trustees
  • Congregational discussion and vote on Proposed Bylaw Change
  • Summary of 2017-2018 financial information – Jay Goldberg
  • Presentation of Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 – Jay Goldberg
  • Congregation Member Comments
  • Adjourn


Slate of Nominees for the Temple Sinai Board of Trustees

For Second Vice President, completing Mary Allstead’s term ending June 30, 2019

  • Russ Kotlicky

For Five Member-at-Large Positions, for one-year terms ending June 30, 2019

  • Yani Dickens
  • Michael Gorden
  • Evan Klass
  • Tova Ramos
  • Marilyn Roberts


Proposed Temple Sinai Bylaw Change

Amendment to Article V – Section 3 (page 8) or
Responsibilities of the Board / Additional Information (page 16)

Any Board member may attend a Board meeting or special meeting by using a conference telephone, video conference or other interactive technology. They must give the President at least three days’ notice, unless an emergency arises.

Special Meetings of the Board may be in person, or by teleconference or by any other technology that permits all persons participating in the meeting to communicate with each other.

Members may attend meetings telephonically; however, attendance in person to the maximum extent possible is highly encouraged.

(a) Motions made through any of these mediums will hold equal force.
(b) A written record of the vote shall be recorded in the minutes of the meeting with reference to the Board members not physically present.