A New Era of Excellence Rooted in Tradition


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Rhonda Rosenheck Marta Koblenz
Rabbi Beverly Magidson Sandor Schuman

Gail Kendall Rachel Rappaport


Ira Zackon


Rob Kovach

Suzanna Randall Anna Rosen Seth Rosenblum Carolyn Levine Moshe Binyamin

Deborah Beth Medows

Jason Packer
Howard Goldberg
Ana Sobel
Rabbi Binyamin Lehrfield Elana Kamenir

Laura Segal

HACD Board of Trustees Minutes March 17, 2014

1. D’var Torah: – Ana Sobel
2. United Jewish Federation: – Rob Kovach, Executive Director UJF NENY *Special presentation about

the work of Federation

3. Consent Agenda: Motion to approve by Seth Rosenblum Seconded by Moshe Binyamin Abstain 6 No 0 Yes 10

Discussion: Brief discussion on finance. Shomray Torah anticipated to come in a little under budget. We need t cultivate new donors. Recommendation was made to create a report on fundraising initiatives this year.

5. Completion of Board Contract and Conflict of Interest form: – Suzanna

Board members marked edits needed and initialed and signed the forms.

6. HSEC: mid-year report: – Sandy Schuman

All but four families have responded to the survey. Follow-up will occur this week. The committee is targeting a quick turn-around. Also HSEC will speak with staff for the HoS evaluation process.

7. Miscellaneous updates:

*Recruitment –Open house efforts did not bring us any new eligible families. Likely enrollment changes 4 – 8 down. Looking at accepting a few 4 year olds.

*Committee on Trustees (planning for next year’s Board) – Ongoing conversation about new Board members. Slate will be presented in April.

*Strategic planning – Anna to speak with the head of Schechter to begin strategic planning and possible Board retreat.

8. Good and Welfare:

Discussion of article about Detroit Day School marketing article. The Board decided not to take action. Mazel Tov to Seth and Amarit on the birth of Ezra Noam
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