As news of the private proceedings of our closed door meeting was leaked to the press and beyond, we are sure that many of you are aware of the difficult step our budget committee has taken to recommend our successful Koach program be put on hiatus – summer break, if you will – to consider a more sustainable way of funding it.
As you can imagine, the process of preparing a budget is daunting. How does an organization meet its strategic priorities in a circumstance of limited resources? Difficult choices – between positive values and programs – have to be made. In the interim, the leak of our budget discussions has generated much discussion, and possibly some opportunity. These conversations will continue at our committee and board levels and will be shared when appropriate.
The story that appeared in The Jewish Week is attached:
Richard Skolnik Rabbi Steven Wernick