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Holy Blossom Temple AGM
Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 10:00 am

Holy Blossom Temple members in good standing are invited to join us at our Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Morning Services begin at 9:00 am in the Youth Chapel, followed by breakfast sponsored by Holy Blossom Temple Brotherhood & Sisterhood. The meeting will commence at 10:00 am in the Mishkan.

NATURE OF THE BUSINESS TO BE TRANSACTED:                                                                                    

  1. approve the minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the Members, held on November 18, 2018, December 13, 2018, and February 28, 2019.
  2. elect the Board of Directors and Officers
  3. receive the audited annual financial statements of the Temple for the year ended June 30, 2019*
  4. appoint auditors for the 2019/2020 fiscal year and authorize the Board of Directors to fix their remuneration
  5. receive various reports from Temple leadership

*Any member in good standing wishing to receive a copy in advance of the Annual General Meeting should contact Ron Polster, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 416-789-3291, ext. 226 and you will be supplied with this information.

The following Officers and Directors have been nominated by the Nominating Committee for election at the meeting. In addition, a general call for nominations was circulated to the Congregation and no further nominees were put forward.

The Officers will be:
President – Avra Rosen (1 year term)
Vice-President, At Large – Les Rothschild (2 year term)
Vice-President, Administration (and Secretary/Treasurer) – Ellen Cole (2 year term)
Vice-President, Education – Aubrey Freedman (2 year term)
Vice-President, Membership – Darren Sukonick (2 year term)
Vice-President, Development – Alison Schwartz (1 year remaining in term)
Vice-President, Finance – Adam Stiavnicky (1 year remaining in term)
Vice-President, Kehillah Kedoshah – Julie Solomon (1 year remaining in term)
Vice-President, Tikun Olam (Social Justice) and Israel – Jill Witkin (1 year remaining in term)
Vice-President, Worship – Gerry Prendergast (1 year remaining in term)

The Directors at Large will be:
Corinne Black – nominated for a 3 year term
Rick Howard – nominated for a 3 year term
Mike Morgulis – nominated for a 3 year term
Avram Musafija – nominated for a 3 year term

Tom Friedland – 2 years remaining in term
Adam Sniderman – 2 years remaining in term
Maddie Axelrod – 2 years remaining in term

Elana Paice-Lidsky – 1 year remaining in term
Mark Goodman – 1 year remaining in term

In accordance with the By-law, the Board will also include, as Ex-Officio members:
Immediate Past President: Judy Winberg (voting member)
Senior Rabbi; Executive Director; and two President’s Council Nominees (all non-voting members)

The Committee expresses its appreciation to those directors who have served the Temple well and will be retiring from the Board: Dylan Aster, Joan Garson, and Cheryl Sylvester.

Members in good standing who are unable to attend the meeting in person are invited to complete a proxy, enabling their vote to be cast (if required), in their absence.

Download proxy form here

On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Avra Rosen, Secretary
Toronto, Canada, October 25, 2019

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