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Tips for Synagogue Leaders Navigating Financial Issues - Shared screen with speaker view
Mike Squires
31:20
Mike Squires, Ohr Shalom, Summit Jewish Community Center, Summit NJ
Linda
31:23
Allan Benish congregation beth ohr old bridge nj
sfreedman
31:24
Trust everyone is safe and well
Cliff Posel
31:30
Hi, I’m Bonnie Posel, Adath Israel Congregation, Toronto, Ontario (B&F Chair, Board Member)
Alan Greenfield
31:31
Alan Greenfield, Temple Aliyah, Needham, MA
Lori Barbanel
31:34
Lori Barbanel, Congregation Beth Shalom, Wilmington, Delaware
Judoy Lebowich
31:34
FromJudy Lebowich Temple BethSholomSarasotaFL
Jesse Lunin-Pack
31:41
Jesse Lunin-Pack, Beacon Hebrew Alliance, Beacon, NY.
FRAN
31:44
Fran Sion - MBIEE - Elkis Park, PA Camera not working, but I'm here
Dan
31:45
Hello, Dan Herz, Temple Beth Israel, Sunrise, FL
Daniel Bass
31:48
Daniel Bass, Chevrei Tzedek, Baltimore, MD
Laurence Abbott
31:49
Laurence Abbott, President Elect, Beth Shalom, Edmonton Canada
Audrey
31:58
Hi from Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale, NY
Aliza
32:00
Aliza Rothenberg, Chair, Strategic Planning, Beth ISrael, Owings Mills, MD
Howard Morrison
32:12
Rabbi Howard Morrison, Beth Emeth, Toronto
Debbie
32:22
Debbie Strom, Temple Aliyah, Woodland Hills, CA
Andy
32:45
Andy Szabo, Congregation Ohev Shalom, Delaware County, Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Judy Izes
32:55
Judy Izes Congregation Adath Jeshrurn, Elkins Park, PA
judy
32:58
Hi everyone, Judy Aronson, Congregation Kol Emeth, Skokie, IL
Miriam Hyman
34:00
Hi. Rabbi Miriam Hyman Temple Beth-El, Poughkeepsie NY
drlori
34:41
Lori Kreidberg, Chair Special Campaign, Congregation Or Atid, Wayland, Ma
yankel
34:58
Jeff stern. financial vp temple Ramat Zion, Northridge CA
Vered Cohen
36:08
Well wishes from Netivot Shalom in Berkeley, CA
Douglas Kelner
38:03
yes, numbers are up
sbwjpw
38:08
yes
Nancy Simmons
38:08
yes
Harold
38:09
yes, up somewhat.
Marlene Dodyk
38:10
Yes
Mickey Friedman
38:11
Yes
Audrey
38:11
yes, absolutely
Corie Hampton
38:12
yes, almost double right now
Arlene Bryer
38:12
yes usually double
Aaron Melman
38:12
Definitely up
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
38:13
Yes, much more than before
Dr. Andrea Beck
38:14
Numbers are up for us.
Rogerslaptop
38:14
Yes many more watching
Vered Cohen
38:16
Numbers are up for us
Kim
38:17
Yes.
Owner
38:19
Or Shalom, Orange Ct
Robert Cullick
38:19
Numbers are up 3-4X. Total numbers for Shabbat look over 2,000
Vivien Rabin
38:19
numbers are up
Mike Squires
38:19
Numbers up in evening minyans via Zoom,
Mark Gaines
38:19
numbers are definitely up
Debra Lytle
38:21
yes, number are up and engaging new members
Harvey
38:24
Yes, minyanim up 300%
dianeokrent
38:25
Definitely many more at morning minyan than when we’re in the building
Barrett Stern
38:26
numbers up
Herb Finn
38:26
Significant increases especially in evening minyan
Steven
38:26
Yes, it seems as if participation is higher now
Helene Santo
38:26
definitely up
Nathan Heilweil
38:28
numbers significantly up at hollis hills bayside jc
Fred Kessler
38:28
Yes
Lynne
38:29
our numbers are way up
Jody Dietch
38:30
yes numbers are in participation for everything
Gail Jeby-Levy
38:32
yes numbers have more than doubled
Andy Pascoe
38:32
triple and more
Owner
38:33
Orange Shalom, Orange
Leigh Bird
38:38
Minyan everyday, it is up
Valerie
38:38
yes numbers are up
Judy Falzon
38:41
Yes, our numbers are up. From morning minyan struggling to maintain at 10, we have 15 participants average per morning
sharon - Brothers of Israel
38:45
Friday night went from 25 to 90. even had a family that had moved away join us. wonderful way of keeping in touch
Jonathan Stern
38:50
Our Minyan #s are at high end of range. Kabbalat Shabbat about the same
David Rothenberg
39:04
Get more attendance via streaming / zoom than we ever got in-person.
Phyllis Blumberg
39:36
We never had daily minyam because we could not get a quota, but now virtually we 20-40 people. Attendance at Shaabat services has grown too
Mike Squires
39:41
We did our first zoom Shabbat service for Bat Mitzvah, with BM family at home.
Judy Falzon
39:45
We have someone logging in from Israel, from Florida
Harold
39:58
some ex-members and snowbirds are attending.
Vered Cohen
40:11
We had Kabbalat Shabbat one a month now we have it weekly
Bobbi Sadow
40:16
Initial numbers were up, but now have started to level off with fewer virtual attendees.
Gregg
40:19
One thing to know about using zoom with a school setting is that it doesn't meet education law standards, so should only be used with adult communications.
Owner
40:20
Sorry-Or Shalom, Orange Ct Just starting morning minyons Friday for non event Shabbat we avg 12-20, we had 65, Saturday -we had aagain 10-20 normal, we had about 40 last Saturday. However it is new, we'll see how it holds up.
Norman Kort
40:25
More than double in person Minyan attendance.
Howard Morrison
40:27
we are up on all services and classes thru social media here at Beth Emeth in Toronto, even a virtual Bar Mitzvah and wedding.
Phil Dix
40:49
We had a very successful shiva via Zoom as well as a Bat Mitzvah
Irva Gabin
40:52
Our congregation held a Bat Mitzvah on past Shabbat. It was lovely. The young lady lead the entire Service and read Torah from her dining room, and we all joined in through Zoom. I
Marc Siegel
41:02
is this the financial webinar?
Jim Liston
41:08
could you give us a summary of what we missed over last 10 minutes while we were directed to wrong Zoom link.
Douglas Kelner
41:27
Our Rabbi has been calling all members - several people per day
MGarlin
41:32
One big question - What if....we are unable to have congregants in our building during the high holidays? I know we don't know this answer but we must be prepared.
Rogerslaptop
41:52
Board members split up list to call
Andy
42:03
our Chesed committee called all members of our synagogue
Gail Laufer Kaiser
42:09
Each person on the BOD has their own call list who we reach out to repeatedly during the year. They know that that person is their representative on the Board
Owner
42:15
Members driving teen agers at Or Shalom have volunteered ot run errands, etc
Mike Squires
42:32
We started with 25 to 30 captains calling every family weekly, responsible for 10 families/indivduals per team.
sharon - Brothers of Israel
42:34
our members are being called once a week. those in need are being more often, and being shopped for.
Howard Morrison
42:42
our Chesed committee volunteers have been calling the elderly, vulnerable, and those without computers.
Jim Liston
43:14
thanks
Adath Israel
43:18
We have called our entire congregation two times so far, we have called our "at risk" congregants again and we have set up a task force for congregants that need groceries, etc.
Susan Mittag
43:46
Our board and professional staff are calling all members to check in.
Nathan Heilweil
43:56
hollis hills has been able to secure drop off meals to our single at risk residents
Margalit Ir
44:25
Bnai Shalom is holding Shiva memorials via Zoom.
Jesse Lunin-Pack
44:34
WE had a great virtual bar mitzvah this past weekend: https://youtu.be/dsn2rQnNKRA
Lynne
44:44
Bikur Cholim working on their lists. Board also calling members
Adath Israel
44:47
We have been moving a few of our B'nai Mitzvahs to Sundays and they are on Zoom with our clergy and their family and friends
Arlene Bryer
45:00
We have had two b'nai mitzvahs so far. each one done completely remotely in the b'nai mitzvah's homes, Rabbi and cantors were in their homes, everyone was remote
Sarah Glassman - Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
45:04
re: virtual bnai mitzvah: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/well/family/coronavirus-virtual-bar-mitzvah.html
sharon - Brothers of Israel
45:14
we are having Seder plates made for congregants in need. they will be available curbside for pick up. we are having an online seder as well
Vivien Rabin
45:23
I hope we get to financial issues soon - that is name of this seminar - navigating financial issues
Paul Schechner
45:40
Yes, please get to financial issues
Adath Israel
45:46
We are having an online Seder via zoom/FB Live, we also will have Seder plates for curbside pickups
Adath Israel
45:51
We have moved 3 weddings
Nathan Heilweil
45:53
hollis hills bayside jc does virtual l"chaims pre shabbas to get together with firnds
Edna
46:08
We have done virtual shiva visits.
Jim Liston
46:28
could you show your slides from first 10 minutes o
ncenter
46:29
I thought this seminar was navigating financial issues
Mike Squires
46:30
Could we get a copy of the chat as well to share some of the ideas?
Valerie
46:40
This might return in the fall where we have to go in and out of distancing mode
Cindy
46:46
In terms of tuition, I am curious as to how other kehilot are addressing requests for early childhood center refunds or credits.
Irva Gabin
47:08
Re wedding: One congregant moved his wedding up a couple of months because his fiancé’s grandmother is in hospital in NYC with Corvid and wasn’t doing well. Their Rabbi helped produce an online wedding that Grandma could see from her bed. (I hear that the Grandmother is starting to recover,)
Paul Schechner
47:26
Is anyone contemplating tuition reimbursements?
MGarlin
47:26
Financial Models - Do we stay with what we usually do or should we move to a Volunteer Dues Model right now? Giving people their own choice rather than more on adjustment or dropping their membership.
Michael
48:01
For the Q&A from Michael Pucci, Orangetown Jewish Center, Orangeburg NY- As we are immersed in budget planning we realize that it is virtually impossible to plan realistically for revenues in the wake of this financial crisis. Is there any precedent for approaching synagogue financing by instituting a continuing resolution to enable synagogue business while forestalling developing a budget until we are able to understand the financial ramifications as we emerge from the crisis during Q1 of the next fiscal year? Thank you!
dianeokrent
48:13
Do you think we should hold off a Pesah Appeal at this time? We are offering many online programs while our building is closed.
David Hartman
48:22
How do you recommend handling tuition, when the level of engagement and curriculum is lessened?
ncenter
48:39
We are considering substantial tuition reimbursement for preschool.
David Rothenberg
48:48
I sent a cover e-mail with my e-billing that we are working to continue, if you can pay ANY of you balance please, but (3) if you cannot or are concerned please call / email me.
Valerie
48:50
What about religious school families that say that "virtual Hebrew school" is not as much time as "in-person?"
jamesabrams
48:55
Good question, David!
Valerie
48:59
But it requires even more work
sharon - Brothers of Israel
49:26
we extended our school to even more time.
sharon - Brothers of Israel
50:02
do not expect our younger students to be able to stay focused sitting at a computer for extended period of time
sharon - Brothers of Israel
50:22
we added additional days
judy
50:45
what about rent that is due from renters? we have an Orthodox day school that rents our classrooms and can't meet due to shelter at home.
Jennifer-Joy Sutton
50:51
If your major fundraiser is going to be postponed but we cannot set the date because we do not know when we will be able to leave our homes, how to we address this?
Miriam Hyman
50:54
I have had parents thank us for having on-line school because it provides some structure to the kids’ days.
Orly Jacobs
51:07
we are doing virtual religious school classes, limiting the class time to 45 minutes to 1 hour max. and having classes twice a week
Adath Israel
51:14
We are considering doing our major yearly fundraiser via zoom.
Mike Squires
51:14
We're holding a robust early learning center program via facebook and zoom and parents have been grateful for what we're doing. May only need to refund charges for food at this point.
Jennifer-Joy Sutton
52:45
How would you do the fundraiser via Zoom?
Arlene Bryer
52:59
Hard to hear Barry, some noise around him talking
Mike Squires
53:10
We've also been holding religious school classes remotely, and parents have so far expressed great appreciation.
Cindy
53:43
We have chosen to keep paying our ECC staff and sharing this with parents, has actually resulted in a willingness for those who are able, to keep paying.
MGarlin
53:52
Can you ask everyone to please click and put themselves on MUTE
Mike Squires
53:59
Have people cancelled education programs outright, instead of going online?
KKrivitzky
54:19
We have offered a credit of 33% of tuition for the weeks that we are closed and 100% for our extended day. Most have been very grateful. A good number have donated it back. A handful have asked for more of an adjustment.
Marlene Dodyk
54:27
We have adjusted tuition for preschool- pay 75% tuition for March, 50% for April, 25% for May (if closed).
Owner
54:36
Of course you need to know the individual's situation. I would be very cautious if someone was laid off.
andreacolby
55:02
We are doing our best to transition to virtual education programs. It’s working best for adults and religious school. More challenging for early childhood programs.
Bruce Berkowitz
55:30
I thought it would be financial suicide until we sent out the letter today. Have already received responses with 6 people offering their refund as donation and 4 people indicating they will continue to pay the tuition to help the teachers
Andy
55:48
Every music organization that we had pre-paid tickets, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philadelphia Opera, Chamber Orchestra, have all asked that we donate our tickets back to the organization rather than asking for a refund. In every case, we have donated the tickets back. This seems like a reasonable request for a synagogue to make. Don't assume that congregants want money returned. They know we are non-profit and in need of money to make budget.
Audrey
57:25
We only have a religious school. We went to eLearning within a week which seems to be working well for the kids and parents very appreciative. Teachers working harder than ever and being paid and we haven't heard from anyone requesting a refund for religious school
Andy
57:35
regarding my message above. by 'we' I mean my wife and me. Our synagogue is doing the same things as regards money.
Robert Rich
57:45
We are in same situation as Audrey
judy
58:24
we turned down all of the hvac systems to 60 degrees and shut off all of the refrigerators except one so that we are not so that we're not paying for these things to run.
Judy Falzon
58:56
Most people donated back our major fundraiser tickets. We sell our spaghetti dinner tickets to a convent and the sisters have been wonderul. We are almost at our profit for our past dinners
Michael
59:10
How do you arrive at a percentage of loss revenue e
Lynne
59:16
same here for HVAC's
Valerie
59:18
Religious school has been a request when people are unsure of hteir own incomes
sharon - Brothers of Israel
59:28
Was counting on our April Gala for budged income. Can not move later in year as it will go against high holiday appeal. we are going to be losing budgeted income. how are others dealing with this?
Valerie
59:50
If members decide to resign as a result of loss of income
Lynne
01:00:02
Is this outline going to be sent to us
Vered Cohen
01:00:10
Unfortunately, 4 families from our preschool program has already asked to not continue to pay. We have a small preschool (about 15 families) so this is a big impact on our budget.
Tifereth Israel
01:00:33
We are considering having a non-gala gala
Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
01:00:35
all slides and recording will be sent to all that signed up
Steven
01:00:49
Instead of adjusting individual budget lines, we include an overall reserve in our budget
David Rothenberg
01:00:59
Valerie - I would encourage member to not make this decision. Offer to carry them for the time being. Their participation in the congregation is valued - not based on ability to pay.
Nancy Simmons
01:01:21
What is a non-gala gala?
Valerie
01:01:23
Agreed that is the perspective I have adopted David.
Debra Lytle
01:01:27
Vered- we've had 4 withdraw but slightly larger than yours, we asked for 50% tuition for April and May. Are you guys asking for 100%?
Mike Squires
01:01:38
We postponed our Spring fundraiser until we all have some more vision into the future, based on needs and environment.
Margalit Ir
01:01:39
We eliminated any further pre-school tuition and asked for donations. Received some, but small % relative to monthly tuition.
Temple Beth El
01:01:49
We postponed our Food Festival from May to November. However, our expectations are lower from ad revenue for an ad book
sbwjpw
01:02:03
we have not changed our tuition and most families have been extremely happy with our virtual learning.
Marlene Dodyk
01:02:07
Any one doing a virtual fundraiser?
Debra Lytle
01:02:18
We had to postpone (until further notice) our fundraiser and Goodbye event for our Rabbi of 21 years...
Marlene Dodyk
01:02:19
virtual ad books?
Jennifer-Joy Sutton
01:02:34
Someone said they were doing a virtual fundraiser. Id like to hear more.
Philip
01:02:36
Key factor is cash flow, not necessarily budget
Vered Cohen
01:02:42
We are working on 3 budgets. 1. Standard as if all is normal. 2. Conservative with an impact from COVID-19-19 and 3. Skeleton which is building, Rabbi and ED.
judy
01:02:59
We're in the middle of an ad book as well. No one is willing talk about the event which is scheduled for the end of June.
Harold
01:03:39
Other than personnel expenses, it's very hard to reduce expenses overall anyway.
Aimee Close
01:03:41
many congregations do online auctions
Vered Cohen
01:03:41
Making adjustments as things unfold
Mark Siegel
01:03:56
As a religious organization, we don't make state unemployment payments, and our employees are not entitled to benefits. Is this the case everywhere, or just in our state? Is anyone familiar with the expanded unemployment eligibility under the new federal laws?
Jay Ross
01:03:59
Our budget approval will be delayed at least one montj.
judy
01:04:01
Our fiscal year is actually April 30 and we don't vote on a budget. We take last year's actuals as what we base the next year's budget.
Michael
01:04:01
See question from Orangetown Jewish Center regarding a continuing resolution to postpone budget proces
Gail Laufer Kaiser
01:04:09
We work on a voluntary pledg model. Ouyr pledge lettters to congregants are going out in 2 weeks.
Owner
01:04:13
we have members who pay monthly, should we assume they will call us if they want us to hold their payments
jackr
01:04:21
considering an austerity budget-same dues, no salary increases and then vote on final budget before Rosh Hashanah so we can assess membership
Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
01:04:23
There have been a few virtual NO show galas PJS and a movie .
Robin Wolk
01:04:24
our bylaws don’t allow for delaying annual meeting and budget approval beyond may 31
sbwjpw
01:04:48
our synagogue in PA does not pay into unemployment
mille
01:05:14
Will you be offering assistance on how to apply for the SBA loans available to non-profits?
Tifereth Israel
01:05:18
Our synagogue in CA does not pay into unemployment
judy
01:05:26
we don't pay into unemployment either. if i'm layed off i'm in big trouble.
jackr
01:05:26
Bylaws require annual meeting- what can we do to get approval for virtual meeting?
Tifereth Israel
01:05:43
What are you putting in your letter about voluntary pledges for membership under these circumstances?
Valerie
01:06:06
I actually like the idea of sending thank you notes to keep the USPS in businesses!
Neal
01:06:23
Are SBA loans available to non-profits?
Ned Gladstein
01:07:30
Thanks Barry !!!
Audrey
01:07:34
included a cover letter with our April statements to point out that we are sensitive to the situation and stress what we are continuing to provide the community via services, programs, and religious school, but also offer an opportunity and avenue for people to call if they need financial assistance
Temple Beth El
01:07:35
Our voluntary commitment letters speaks of what it takes to sustain each member. It is up to the individual member to make the decision. We've been pretty successful with educating our Congregation as to what it costs to maintain the sysnagogue
Lynne
01:08:09
our Youth are doing virtual programs as well
David Hartman
01:10:18
CA has a JobShare program that allows furloughed staff to be paid partially by EDD partially by employer
Audrey
01:10:29
Temple Beth El - interested to know how you've been successful with educating Congregation what it takes to maintain synagogue
Temple Beth El
01:11:04
It took 3 years before implementation. MANY focus groups and reaching out to Congregants
Audrey
01:11:28
thx
Sam
01:12:11
If we pay into unemployment, can it be based on position (all of preschool but no one else), or is it all or nothing?
judy
01:12:55
our revenue stream includes rental income. do we need not charge rent for when we are all prohibited from using the building?
Andy Pascoe
01:13:08
All employers in Canada legally required to pay into Employment Insurance, even not for profits
Vivien Rabin
01:13:23
Since gig employees who don't pay in are now eligible I was told that employees of synagogues who don't pay in might also be eligible now
Marty and Martha
01:13:39
What suggestions for %of various revenue streams now?
sbwjpw
01:13:42
we rent to a daycare and do not know what will happen past April
Mark Siegel
01:14:25
There is a provision in the new law to allow unemployment to be paid to employees who leave to take cake of family. Does anyone who if this applies to taking care of any family or only those affect by coronavirus?
USCJ Admin
01:14:53
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Owner
01:15:08
Buying networks do not help us in canada
sbwjpw
01:15:29
the amounts vary depending on why you are taking the time; sick family member, young kids who can't go to school...
Douglas Kelner
01:15:31
will we get copies of these slides with the links?
Rachel Sisk
01:15:55
Yes, the Buying Networks operates in Canada
Jennifer-Joy Sutton
01:16:11
Can you provide some examples of strong fundraising messages that could be implemented at this time?
Owner
01:16:37
how do we get access to the buying network in canada
Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
01:16:39
Yes the full powerpoint with all the links will be sent to you
Mike Squires
01:16:58
Has USCJ issued any guidance on people who will not be able to get Pesach food and who may be literally sheltered in their room in senior community housing?
Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
01:17:04
Buying network information will be included
Lynne
01:17:06
thanks Joanne
Fred Rothstein
01:17:26
EVERYBODY should be applying for the PPP / SBA loan program - no brainer!!
Rachel Sisk
01:17:59
Both US and Canadian congregations can access The Buying Networks and other cost saving initiatives here: https://uscj.org/leadership/cost-savings
Sarah Glassman - Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
01:18:27
I believe if you apply / are granted an SBA loan, you cannot lay off or furlough any employees.
Susan Mittag
01:18:30
Our bank is a lender but said they are waiting for info from SBA. Said it could take another week or so. Has anyone else heard that?
Abe Rotbart, NSSBE Controller
01:18:36
Can we only ask up to the amount of loss incurred? And the amount is capped by 2.5X payroll? i.e. do we have to prove loss, as most annual Synagogue income has come in by now.
Lynne
01:18:53
started sba this morning
Douglas Kelner
01:19:06
does this include 1099 gig workers we pay?]
Bob Spaulding
01:19:13
So did we
Nancy Simmons
01:19:48
Does include gig workers according to what i read
David Hartman
01:20:19
How long before recipients are notified?
Harold
01:20:40
are virtual board meetings OK?
Andy Pascoe
01:21:00
We had a board meeting on Zoom last evening, worked very well
Neal
01:21:00
Why not?
dianeokrent
01:21:01
We’ve had 2 virtual board meetings.
sbwjpw
01:21:05
we have conducted zoom meeting for B&A, exec and board
sharon - Brothers of Israel
01:21:09
we've been having our executive and board of trustees meetings on line
Gail Laufer Kaiser
01:21:21
we just had one last night due to exceptional situation
Audrey
01:21:42
we've been conducting exec and board mtgs via zoom
Neal
01:22:25
Zoom BOD meeting last week...went very well
Gregg
01:22:29
Barry, could you talk a little more about the forgiveness potential of the SBA?
karen
01:23:26
Karen Mayer, Beacon Hebrew Alliance, Beacon, NY: It is my understanding that houses of worship are not eligible for EIDL.
Marlene Dodyk
01:23:48
Doing executive and board meetings via Zoom. Also did the annual congregational meeting to vote in next year’s officers and board meeting. Did a google vote.
Marlene Dodyk
01:23:54
Went really well.
Marlene Dodyk
01:24:09
Had break out groups for people to connect with one another
Town & Village Synagogue
01:24:21
What about the fact that Hebrew School teachers tend to be off beginning June 1 but will be back in September?
Douglas Kelner
01:24:26
we let go our ED back in Nov (performance issues) and are looking to hire. Can this position be in the application?
Daniel Bass
01:24:45
The PPPL can be used for both salary and rent/mortgage. Can the rent/mortgage portion also be forgiven?
Robin Wolk
01:25:09
we won’t know for another few months if we will need this loan because it will be if people don’t pay dues starting in July. . should we still be applying now?
sharoncadoff
01:25:35
Yesterday they said 1099 employees should be included.
USCJ Admin
01:25:53
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sbwjpw
01:27:02
thank you so much!
michael h
01:27:13
what was the answer about parsonage?
Douglas Kelner
01:27:36
YES- do we include parsonage??
Phil Dix
01:27:43
Thank you Barry. Lots of good, useful information.
Nancy Simmons
01:27:49
Fortunately, we had changed our bylaws before this. We can vote virtually as long as we see and hear each other.
sharoncadoff
01:28:08
I have been doing exec committee and board meetings. Votes in florida can be 'on the phone'
Gail Laufer Kaiser
01:28:24
Thank you to barry and all. Looking forward to receiving the slides ASAP!
Jim Liston
01:28:30
will the PPP loan cover employees who are still doing their jobs, such as rabbi and bookkeeper; or only for employees who cannot work- I.e. teachers?
Marc Klee
01:28:38
What about the rules for Annual Meetings - have any of those laws changed?
Linda Sussman
01:28:55
Some states won't allow that. Such as NYS. The suggestion made as long as you have anyone who objects then take the vote via Zoom.
michael h
01:29:21
every organization has lost money! everyone should apply
Aimee Close
01:29:31
One congregation arranged "drive by" voting to get around the "in person" voting provision in their bylaws.
dianeokrent
01:30:12
Do you recommend holding off on any fund raising at this time? Or can we make a Pesah Appeal to continue to support our building, staff and programs.
Pamela Posnock
01:30:24
What do you do about people who still have not paid their full membership?
Valerie
01:31:35
We may need to look into some virtual fundraisers. A synagogue in NYC hired comedians to do show on ZOOM and people could pay into "at home night of entertainment"
Sue Parris
01:32:00
I grew up in Highland Park! Mom still there.
Gail Laufer Kaiser
01:32:05
When we will get the slides, etc. from this webinar?
michael h
01:32:35
I didn't hear the answer. Is parsonage considered income?
sbwjpw
01:32:35
we plan to have conversations with members who still owe many, just as we would any other time - understanding that people may have more financial hardships than before. Payment plans are a great way to work it out.
dianeokrent
01:32:52
Thank you!
Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
01:32:54
Gail it takes us a few hours to get the recording.
Aimee Close
01:33:00
One congregation had boxed Kiddush lunches available for pickup or delivery before Shabbat. Great fundraising opportunity and great way to support local caterer.
Abe Rotbart, NSSBE Controller
01:33:38
the loan is capped at 2.5X payroll but are we only eligible up to the amount of lost income? Most our income as a Synagogue is in for the year.
Jo-Anne Tucker-Zemlak
01:33:45
many caterers are offering peasch boxed meals to go
Rachel Sisk
01:34:03
https://www.jewishtogether.org/sba-loan-information
Neal
01:34:07
We have the only Kosher kitchen in Austin and are selling Kosher L'Pesach meals for families to do their seders
Valerie
01:34:18
We have been offering to deliver as long as people can leave deliveries at the door
Marc Klee
01:34:30
Thank you Barry - it was terricif.
Marlene Dodyk
01:34:40
Thank you Barry and USCJ
Gwen Lichtman
01:34:44
is it possible to also get a copy of the chat- there were some good suggestions
Mike Squires
01:34:46
Will you include chat in what you send us?
Rhino Africa
01:34:50
Great meeting, thank you very much!
Bob Spaulding
01:34:56
Thanks Barry…good info!
Marlene Dodyk
01:34:58
Is this the same webinar as being offered tomorrow night?
judy
01:35:07
thank you very much for the very informative session.
USCJ Admin
01:35:10
We will try to include the chat
Barry Mael
01:35:11
we will include the chat!! Thank you everyone
Judy Falzon
01:35:12
Thank you Barry and Jo-Anne and Everyone
Susan Canning
01:35:20
Thank you
Orly Jacobs
01:35:23
thank you
Vered Cohen
01:35:24
Toda Rabba
Martin Abschutz
01:35:26
Thanks!
Corie Hampton
01:35:28
thank you!
Valerie
01:35:30
Thank you@
Norman Kort
01:35:31
Todah Rabah everyone!
Neal
01:35:32
Stay well, all!
Mike Squires
01:35:32
Thank you!
Leigh Bird
01:35:36
Thank you!
diane eisenstat
01:35:40
thank you