Date: 30-Mar-2016 20 Adar Bet 5776
Location: Ahavas Shalom
Attending: Lev Seltzer, Micha Kushner, Yonah Kaufman, Ari Waldman, Aryeh Beer, Avi Rosenberg
Absent: Alan Lindsey
Summary by Micha Kushner
- Starting Sunday, there will be a third Mincha at 20 minutes before Shkiya. This is in addition to 13:15 and 15:15 Minchas.
- The 20 minutes Mincha will advance until it reaches 19:00, at which time it will remain at 19:00 throughout the summer. It will be in main Beis Mdrash.
- Starting on Sunday there will be third Maariv at 20:15, when the Daf Yomi ends. This in addition to 20 minutes after Shkiya and 21:00 Maarivs.
- On Chol HaMoed (when there is no Evening Daf Yomi), there will only be two Maarivs – 20 minutes after Shkiya and 21:00.
- After Pessach (when 20 minutes after is close to 20:00), there will only be two Maarivs – 20:15 and 21:00. This will remain throughout the summer.
- Shacharis: Will be similar to last year with additional 8:45ish Shacharis like there was on Sukos.
- Mincha: 13:15, 15:15, 20 minutes before.
- Maariv: 20 minutes after, 21:00. No 20:15 Maariv since Daf Yomi meets in morning on Chol HaMoed.
- Bet Zvi will try to arrange speaker between Mincha and Maariv Sun-Wed of Chol HaMoed.
- Women’s reading at night should be 2 hours after Maariv (and not 1:45 hours) to give women more time to get to Shul after their husbands get home.
- 6:00 Shacharis needs to finish by 7:30 (or preferably 7:25). (This year they finished at 7:35.) This should be done either by going faster or by starting 10 minutes earlier.
- Third Minyan on Purim at 8:20 in Annex was full and should continue next year.
- To increase AuB on Purim, need better publicity and maybe prizes.
- Megila with the Kehila needs to be publicized more.
- Someone from the Vaad will be appointed to be the manager of the Annex, coordinate events, collect rental fees.
- The Vaad is working on creating a rental contract and a standardized rental fee chart.
- The Vaad is looking into the possibility of several outdoor projects to make the Shul look better. The projects will depend on funding being available.