The meeting minutes of the board of directors of Temple Beth Sholom, then known as the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc., include the proceedings of meetings held from 1952 to 1956. Also included are periodic reports from committees of the board such as Jewish education, cemetery, and building committees, and budget reports.
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A r egular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Conmunity Center of Las Vegas, Inc. was called to order by President Kozloff on September 8th, 1952 at 8:50 P.M. and the following directors comprising a quorum were present: President Kozloff, Fern Kozloff, Elsie Goldring, Sallie Gordon, Mike Gordon, A1 C-oo t, Max C-oot, Louis Mack, Dave Me-ssing, Dave Eisenberg, Edward Waskow, A1 Fo x, Charles Salton and Hank Greenspun. At the invitation of the Board, Rabbi Kurz was also present. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected. A1 Goot was welcomed by President Kozloff, as a new member of the Board of Directors. Fern Kozloff reported for the House Committee that the caretakers had removed their dogs from the Community Center premises, as requested. President Kozloff announced that the annual General Meeting for the purpose of electing Directors and Officers for the New Y ear, would take place on September 22nd, at 7:30 P..M. The Sisterhood would prepare a buffet dinner, free of charge to all members and guests. The Secretary was instructed to send a letter, to be prepared by Dave Messing, to all the Jewish Community inviting them to attend. The following decisions and suggestions were made pertaining to the High Holidays: 1. Rabbi Kurz's suggestion to commence Rosh Hashana services at 7:00 P.M. Friday, September 19th, and 6:30 P.M. on Yom K ippur, Sunday, September 28th, was accepted. 2. It was agreed that an appeal for funds be made from the pulpit on Yom Ki ppur. 3? Louis Mack and Hank Greenspun were appointed to telephone people prior to the High Holidays, relative to buying aleyas. 4. The need for yamelkas and talises was discussed and Charlie Salton was instructed to purchase one gross of cloth yamelkas and to have 100 talises available. 5* It was decided that Cantor Kinnory would blow the shofar, instead of Mr. Saltzman who performed this duty in the past. 6. Fern Kozloff reported that the services of Mrs. George Bondway, organist, were available, at $20,00 per day, or a- t otal sum of $100.00 for playing the org&n for five REGULAR M EETING (Cont. page 2) SEPTEMBER 8. 1952 days. A mo tion was made by Louis Mack, seconded by Mike Gordon and passed by the Board, that Mrs. Bondway be engaged to play the organ for $100.00. 7. President Kozloff appointed Mike Gordon, Chairman, in charge of Publicity. It was decided that there would be no paid advertising. Dave Messing suggested that posters be placed in the resort hotels advising hotel guests of the services at the Community Center. 8. Rabbi Kurz advised that he would contact the Military Base and find out the number of seats to be reserved for the members of the armed forces. 9. It was agreed that the Board of Directors would serve as ushers, during the High Holidays. 10. A co mmittee consisting of Charlie Salton, Chairman, Fern Kozloff, Sallie Gordon and Elsie Goldring, was appointed to see that names were placed on all seats. 11. Louis Mack was appointed to be in charge of tickets,to be sold at the Center. 12. Louis Mack was asked to conduct the morning services. 13? Max Goot was requested to be sure and have enough memorial cards available. 1U* Mike Gordon was requested to have the tickets printed. 15- President Kozloff announced that the flowers would be donated by the resort hotels. Charlie Salton was requested to find out the cost of setting up a tent to be used as a Succoth and also as a permanent school-room, inasmuch as the space previously used for this purpose is now being occupied by the caretakers. A di scussion was entered into regarding the Kindergarten. It was unanimously agreed that the Kindergarten is, and will continue to be, Fern Kozloff?s project. She was given autnorization to do as she sees fit on its behalf. Fern advised the Board that Jewish children are given preference and at no time are they refused admittance to the school. Rabbi Kurz advised that 70 children had registered on the first day of Sunday School registration. He appealed to the Board to set up standards for the children by: 1. Getting behind the school system 2. By a iding in adult education 3. By a ttending Friday night services REGULAR M EETING (Cont. page 3) SEPTEMBER 8 . 1952 In regard to the problems facing the Sunday School, due to the large enrollment, the following suggestions were placed before the Board: 1. The possibiliity of having a morning and afternoon session on Sunday, 2. The necessity of setting an age limit. This discussion was tabled until the Board could determine the number of parents who were willing to pay the Community Center annual dues in order that their children may attend school. Rabbi Kurz expressed the need for Sunday School teachers in the event that there will be two sessions, whereupon Dave Eisenberg volunteered to teach. Charlie Salton advised that the Salton family will donate a Torah. A d iscussion was tabled until after the General Meeting, relative to the continuance of the bulletins prepared by Rabbi Kurz. The reason being that the financial condition of the Center would be better known after the presentation of the financial statement by Dave Messing. Charlie Salton was requested to find out the cost of a white chupa, to be used for future weddings. Dave Eisenberg offered to donate $10.00 toward the cost of same. Charlie Salton advised that the books belonging to the Community Center are rapidly disappearing and it was agreed that there be an Annual Book Fund Committee. Members of the Community wh o wish to purchase books in memory of their departed loved ones can do so at $2.00 per book. The name of the deceased will be printed in each book donated. Mike Gordon offered to donate 10 books at $2.00 each, in memory of his father, Abraham G ordon. A d iscussion pertaining/the finances of the Sunday School was entered into, but since the Sunday School was previously voted to be a Sisterhood project, the questions involved were turned over to that organization. The absenteeism of George Rudiak from four successive Board meetings was discussed. A mo tion was made by Sallie Gordon, seconded by Louis Mack and carried that he be dropped from the Board due to the fact that his presert duties do not enable him to regretfully attend meetings. The Secretary was instructed to send him a letter/advising him accordingly. SEPTEMBER 8 . 1952 It was moved and seconded that Dave Zenoff be made a Director for the balance of George Rudiak*s term which expires in October, 1954. The Secretary was instructed to send Dave Zenoff a letter advising him accordingly. Louis Mack, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, submitted the following names to be placed before the Congregation at the coming election: Dr. Harry Fightlin A1 Fox Max Goot Mike Gordon Jerry Mack Joseph Nosanchuck George Rosen Ben R osenfeld Charles Salton David Sirotta There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 P.M. annual general meeting of the members of the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc. called to order by President Kozloff on September 22, 1952. A d inner prepared by the terhood preceded the meeting. er the invocation by Rabbi Kurz, President Kozloff thanked Sarah Tabak, Kittie Wiener, lie Gordon, and all the ladies for their efforts in preparing the dinner. Thanks were given Frieda Soskin for her excellent work on the Sunday School project and to all the members the Board of Directors for their splendid cooperation throughout the past year, e Zenoff thanked our President on behalf of the membership for his outstanding leadership. Gould lauded the Cantor for his fine work. sident Kozloff presented Dave and Jeanne Messing with a bsutiful wedding gift, which was ply appreciated. er President Kozloff read the financial statement, Mike Gordon made a motion that it be epted as read. This motion was seconded by Louis Abrahams andcarried. The President lained the critical financial condition of the Jewish Center and appealed to the Congregation give their unqualified support for the coming year. He explained why the Directors were ced to adopt the present policy regarding the sale of tickets for the High Holidays, making tion of the fact, that anyone who could not affort to pay would not be denied the right to end servies. He urged all members to bring in new members and said that it was their duty belong first to the Jewish Center before joining any other organization, sident Kozloff read the following names of nominees for election to the Board of Directors the New Y ear: Dr. Harry Fightlin, A1 Fox , Max G oot, Mike G ordon, Jerry Mack, J0seph anchuck, George Rosen, Ben Rosenfeld, Charles Salton and David Sirotta. rge Rudiak made a motion, which was seconded by Louis Abrahams and carried that the nomination closed. Gordon, Lester Goldring and James Katzman were appointed tellers to count the ballots, following were elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year period nating in October, 1955. President Kozloff announced that this election had the largest number of voters in the history of the Center Charles Salton - 78 votes Max Goot - 73 votes Jerry Mack - 70 votes A1 Fo x - 69 votes Ben Rosenfeld - 57 votes The remaining nominees received the following number of votes: Dr. Harry Fightlin - 19 votes Mike Gordon - 51 votes Joseph Nosanchuck - 9 votes David Sirotta - 26 votes George Rosen - 13 votes President Kozloff asked the membership if they favored having more than one general meeting per year. Kay Wallerstein made a motion, which was seconded by Louis Abrahams and carried that there be two general meeting per year. Rabbi Kurz addressed the membership and gave a tribute to President Kozloff for his efforts in igniting and uniting the entire Jewish Community. Ttere being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned. L/ SEPTEMBER 2 2. 1952 A s pecial meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Commuriby Center of Las Vegas, Inc. was called to order by President Kozloff for the purpose of electing officers for the year 1952-1953* The following directors, comprising a quorum were present: President Jacob Kozloff, Fern Kozloff, Sallie Gordon, Harry Levy, Elsie Goldring, Max Go ot, A1 Goot, Jerry Mack, Louis Mack, Dave Messing, Dave E isenberg, Dave Zenoff, A1 Fox , Chari?B~SaltT>n, Edward Wask ow, Hank Greenspun and Ben R osenfeld. The following officers were unanimously elected: President - Jacob Kozloff 1st Vice President - Harry Levy 2nd Vice President - Max Goot Treasurer - A1 Fox Secretary - Jerry Mack Executive Secretary to the Board - Jeanne Messing President Kozloff congratulated and welcomed the new o fficers and directors, respectivel Dave Messing thanked the Board on behalf of himself and Jeanne Messing for the beautiful wedding gift they received at the general meeting. The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 P." regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc. ascalled to order by President Kozloff on October 6, 1952 at 8:30 P.M. and the following irectors comprising a quorum we re present: President Kozloff, Fern Kozloff, Elsie Goldring. uis Mack, Dave Eisenberg, Dave Messing,Dave Zenoff, Harry Levy, Jerry Mack, Max Goot 1 Fox, A1 Goot and Ben Rosenfeld. A gu est Lloyd Katz was also present. The minutes of the meetings of September 8th and the General Meeting of September 22nd, ere accepted as read; the minutes of the Special Meeting of September 22nd, were approved s corrected. The f ollowing committees were appointed by President Kozloff: BALANCE O F DI RECTORS LOUIS M ACK HARRY L EVY BEN R OSENFELD JERRY MACK , MURRAY WOLLMAN - HONORARY DAVE M ESSING ELSIE GOLDRING HARRY L EVY HANK G REENSPUN HARRY LEVY FERN KOZLOFF DAVID E ISENBERG MIKE GORDON - HONORARY FERN KOZLOFF SALLIE G ORDON LOUIS M ACK DAVE EISENBERG BEN R OSENFELD In order that the Board of Directors may know a t all times what expenses are being incurred, the secretary was requested to send Rabbi Kjirz a letter asking him t o issue a purchase order to Charlie Salton, Chairman of the Religious Committee, prior to making any purchases. It was agreed that the donation of $500.00 made by Jake Freedman, be placed in the Building MEMBERSHIP: RELIGIOUS: BLDG.: WELFARE: WAYS A ND M EANS: BY-LAWS: PUBLICITY: CEMETAPY: HOUSE: PLAQUE: LOUIS M ACK CHARLIE S ALTON HARRY M ACK AL FOX MAX G OOT DAVE ZENOFF HANK G REENSPUN SALLIE GORDON HARRY M ACK AL G OOT Fund, rather than in the general fund. A m otion was made, seconded and carried that all current bills be paid, except the balance due to Zick and Sharpe, architects. The Board agreed that in view of the fine services and splendid cooperation of Cantor Kinnory, that his moving expenses be paid. A1 Fox made a motion that a bill for his expenses in the amount of $271.27 be paid by the Center. This motion was seconded by Dave Messing and carried. President Kozloff read the financial statement for the year ending September 22, 1952. President Kozloff advised the Bard that Israel is in dire need of funds and it is urgent that $35,000,000. is received before the end of October. A n ational conference is being held in Washington of the leading UJA o fficials on October 18th. He announced that Ernest Michel will be in Las Vegas during the early part of the following week and that it may be necessary to call an emergency meeting in order that the outstanding debts for the recent UJA d rive, be collected by the Eoard. A d iscussion was entered into relative/the desirability of building an adc^tion to the present Center or purchasing land and erecting a new b uilding elsewhere. It was decided, duetb the high cost of building, and the necessity for providing more classrooms to take care of the immediate need, that an addition be built tothe present building. Jerry Mack presented-plans for this addition and was given authorization to proceed with the foundation. It was agreed that the Center pay for laundry bills incurred by the caretakers, Mr. & Mrs. Alexander. Charlie Salton, though not present, was designated to secure volunteers from the Youth Group, to have as their project, the Rabbi's monthly bulletin. A d iscussion relative to the bazaar,which will be held on December 14th, was entered into and the following were agreed upon: Max Goot was appointed Chairman; He w ill submit names of hotel men to President Kozloff who will write to each one advising him that he has been appointed to be a co-chairman. No car will'be raffled off. NG (Cont. page 3) OCTOBER 6 . 1952 'd Katz attended the meeting to donate his theatre, the Huntridge, for the purpose of ng the bazaar at the theatre, tnd at the same time, show the first english speaking produced in Israel, namely the Faithful City. However, it was the opinion of the ctors that it would be best to have two different affairs. The bazaar to be held at Center and a theatre party to be held prior to the bazaar. It was agreed that the tre party take place on November 1 8th. Max Goot was appointed Chairman, and he requested Kozloff, President of the Sisterhood, to help by making this a project of Sisterhood. Elsie Goldring also offered to help as Co-Chairman, graciously accepted. Tickets- for the picture will be $1.20 including tax. re being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 P.M. A r egular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community C enter of Las Vegas, Inc. was called to order by Vice-President Harry Levy on October 27, 1952 at 9:00 P.M. and the following directors comprising a quorum were present: President Kozloff, Fern Kozloff, Harry Levy, Elsie Goldring, Hank Greenspun, Dave Messing, Dave Eisenberg, Max Goot, Al Goot, A1 Fo x, Charlie Salton, Jerry Mack, and Louis Mack. Rabbi Kurz was also present. The m inutes of the previous meeting were approved as corrected. Rabbi Kurz suggested the following recommendations to be set up as permanent standards for confirmants. 1'. All confirmants should be prepared to pass an examination in history of the Jewish people, Bible, customs and ceremonies, should be able to read the Hebrew in the Sidar, have one year of good attendance in Sunday School and to attend Friday night services regularly. 2. In order that children do not discontinue their religious training at the age of 13, Rabbi Kurz recommended that they be confirmed at the age of 15 during the ensuing year and at the age of 16 thereafter. He also suggested that all children eligible to be Bar-Mitzvahed attend Friday night services regularly. Dave Messing reporte d that he had received a telephone call from Mrs. Moe Sedway who advised him that Moe Sedway*s estate had already been settled. She wished to know who had ordered the memorial plaques for which she had been billed. Jerry and Louis Ma ck were asked to send her a letter of explanation. The secretary read a letter of thanks from Cantor Kinnory thanking the Directors for re-Lmbursing him for moving expenses. A l etter from lisca F. Berg, was read by the secretary, in which he requested funds for Joint Defense Appeal. A d iscussion ensued and a committee consisting of Dave Messing, Louis Mack, Harry Levy and Al Fox was appointed, to discuss the matter at greater length in order that they may recommend an amount to be allocated from the funds raised in the U.J.A. drive. Al Fox reported that the U.J.A. fund had a balance of $325.00 as at the present date-. A l etter appealing for funds for the University of Judaism was also read. This matter was tabled upon a motionnade by Dave Messing and seconded by Jake Kozloff. CTTnTIJTES O F THE JEWISH C OMMUNITY C ENTER OF L AS VEGAS. INC. BOARD OF D IRECTORS M EETING.. REGULAR M EETING NOVEMBER 1 7. 1952 A r egular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc. was called to order by President Kozloff on November 17, 1952 at 8;45 P.M. and the following directors comprising a quorum were present: President Kozloff, Harry Levy, Elsie Goldring, Hank Greenspun, Dave Messing, Dave Eisenberg, Max G oot, A1 Goot , A1 Fo x, Charlie Salton, Jerry Mack, Louis Mack, Sallie Gordon and Ben Rosenfeld. Rabbi Kurz was also present. Rabbi Kurz read his recommendations for the proposed standards for the Las Vegas Jewish Community C enter Religious School - for the ceremonies of Barmitzvah and Confirmation. TheAare as follows: . BARMITZVAH 1. Each child seeking Barmitzvah shall be required to attend Hebrew School regularly for no less than two years prior to the age of 13, beginning June, 1954. 7. Each Barmitzvah student and his parents will be requested to signify that Sunday School classes will be continued past Barmitzvah age until Confirmation. B. CONFIRMATION 1.Students Are not to be Confirmed before they reach the chronological age of 15 years. A&bJJL <:.Each student should be required to pass a comprehensive examination in the following subjects: Bible, Jewish History Religion, Customs and Ceremonies and Proficiency in the Reading of Hebrew. 3? The habit of synagogue attendance being an essential Jewish practice^ Confirmants will be required to attend regularly at least one year before Confirmation, both Friday evening services and Sabbath morning Junior service. 4? Confirmation is to be certified by the Rabbi, the Religious Committee and the Members o f the Board. Upon recommendation of the instructor based upon the comprehensive examination, regular attendance at Sunday school, Sabbath morning Junior services and Friday evening services. C. Special cases necessitating special treatment should, upon recommendation of the Rabbi, be passed upon the Board, either for Barmitzvah or Confirmation. motion made by Dave Eisenberg was seconded by A1 Fox and unanimously passed - to accept the standards as set froth by Rabbi Kurz. 1 resident Kozloff read a letter from the Jewish Theological Seminary requesting a con?tribution of 13,000.00. Harry Levy made a motion which was seconded by Max Goot to table this matter until after the first of the year (January 1, 1953). w Rabbi Kurz reported that a dinner-Mis being held on November 30th at the Biltomore Hotel in Los Angeles, given by the University of Judaism and urged that several members of the ?oard attend. .his will be the Fifth Annual Founders Day Dinner and Dr. Chiam Finkelstein will be the speaker. A1 uoot made a motion which was seconded by Dave Messsing, that the Cantor and the Rabbi e sent to Los Angeles to represent the Las Vegas Jewish Community Center, all expenses to b by the Center. This m?tion was unanimously carried. e secretary was requested to notify Rabbi Kurz and Cantor Kinnoryaccordingly. esident Kozloff asked for a three month's leave of absence in accordance with the derstanding at the time of his acceptance of his position as President of the Board of rectors. A mo tion was made by Dave Messing and seconded by Charlie Salton that esident Kozloff's request be granted. This motion was unanimously carried. e chair was thenturned over to Harry Levy, Vice President. esident Kozloff requested that a committee be appointed to meet with all auxiliary wish organizations in order that all dates of various affairs run by all the ganizations affecting Jewish life, be cleared through a central committee. The secretary s requested to contact all Presidents of these organizations to meet on Monday evening 8:30 P.M., November 24, 1952 at the Center. The following committee was appointed: rry Levy, Dave Messing, Max Go ot, Jerry Mack. discussion was entered into relative to having a raffle for the coming bazaar. Jacob zloff made a motion that an item be raffled off at the bazaar. This motion was seconded Dave Messing and unanimously passed. cob Kozloff made a motion that effective September 22, 1952, Mike Gordon and Murray llman be made honorary members o f the Board of Directors without vote. This motion was conded by Charlie Salton and unanimously carried. discussion ensued relative to Harry Mack's request for resignation from the Board, ve Messing made a motion that his request be refused. This motion was seconded by Jacob zloff and unanimously carried. ve Eisenberg remin'ed the Board that Rabbi Kurz's contract will expire in a few months and ve Messing suggested that all members o f the Board be prepared to state their approval disapproval,with reasons at the next meeting. Sallie Gordon suggested that this meeting a closed one. ere being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 10:45 P*M. Respectfully submitted, i regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc. i/as called to order by Vice-President Harry Levy on December 1 0, 1952 at 8:45 P..M. and the "ollowing directors comprising a quorum were present: President Kozloff, Harry Levy, Jallie Gordon, Elsie Goldring, Ed Wask ow, Louis Mack, Dave Zejioff, A1 Go ot, Max Go ot, Jerry Mack, Al Fox, David Messing and Ben Posenfeld. r r, ;ue to the absence of Jeanne Messing, the minutes were not available and a motion was nade by Jake Kozloff to restrict the meeting to current business on hand. i committee of the mothers of the confirmants asked that the rules about the requirements for confirmations be relaxed so that attendance at Friday Evening services not be required, iscussion from the floor relative to the reasonableness of the requirement to attend Friday night services ensued. Jacob Kozloff made a motion that a committee be appointed to include one of the mothers ?o meet with the Rabbi to clarify the problem about mandatory Friday night attendance and to report back to the Board at the next meeting. The following committee was appointed: Freda Soskin, Harry Levy, Dave Zenoff, Dave Usenberg and Charles Salton. Jell Kroloff explained to the Board that due to the fact that she is going to Los Angeles she will not be able to play the organ on Friday evenings.. The m atter of the renewal of Rabbi KurzTs contract was discussed by all the members of the Board. take Jacob Kozloff suggested that Harry Tabak/care of Indigents. The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 P.M. egular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc. as called to order by Vice-President Harry Levy on January 12, 1953 at 8:50 p.M. and the ollowing directors comprising a quorum w ere present: President Kozlcff, Harry Levy,Dave Mes allie Gordon, Max G oot, Jerry Mack, A1 Goo t, Dave Eisenberg, Dave Zenoff, Louis Mack, ank Greenspun, Charlie Salton and Ben Rosenfeld. Rabbi Kurz was also present, he minutes of the previous meeting were approved as read. _ n . abbiiKurz advised the Board that Dr. Max A rzt, Vice-Chancellor of the Jewish Theological eminary would visit Las Vegas and requested that he be given a welcome. He also urged hat the directors come to Friday night services at which time, Dr. Arzt would deliver he" sermon. A D esert meeting was planned to be held at the Last Frontier on Monday, anuary 19th. It was agreed that a letter te sent to the congregation advising them of Dr. abbi Kurz also advised that the Regional Convention would not be held in Las Vegas this year. abbi Kurz also discussed the possibility of starting a Men's Club. He reported that Sunday chool attendance was excellent and that the youngsters are making good progress. llie Gordon suggested that the Religious Committee see that whenever required, a full Hie Gordon reported for the Cemetary Committee, that Meyer Goldensohr . for s^wife's gripte. She also advised that the City was reserving new land for additional lots. After some discussion, Sallie was aequested to make a study of rates charged for lots by other churches. erry Mack suggested that all board members try to collect delingquent dues, here being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 11:00 P.M. ioion is on hand MINUTES OF TH E B OARD O F DIRECTORS M EETING O F TH E JEWISH C OMMUNITY C ENTER OF L AS VEGAS. INC. REGULAR M EETING February 1^53 A r egular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc. was called to order by Vice-President Harry Levy on February 9th at 8:AO P.M. The following Directors comprising a quorum wer e present: Jacob K z loff, Harry Levy,Max Goot, A1 Goot , Jerry Mack, A1 Fo e, Elsie Goldring, Sallie Gordon, Dave Eisenberg, Dave Messing, Dave Zenoff, Edward Waskow, George Rosencrantz, Kay Wallerstein and Charles Salt on. Rabbi Kurz was also present, to request the Board's approval on the following recommendations which were later discussed and approved. 1. Sponsorship of a Non-Sectarian Youth Group. Jerry Mack moved that the President appoint a committee to act in an advisory capacity with the Rabbi relsative to organization this Interfaith Church League. This motion was seconded by Dave Eisenberg, and unanimously carried. Kay Wallerstein and Charles Salton were appointed to act/m this committee. 2. A r affle to be sold by the Teen-Agers for the purpose of raising funds and present?ing the Center with a pulpit bible. Jake Kozloff made a motion that, the raffle be approved with the understanding that the amount of tickets printed and sold not exceed the sum of $150,00 and that the children not solicit more than $75.00 worth of merchandise to be raffled. This motion was seconded by Sallie Gordon and unanimousi approved. 3. Relief for Holland - Rabbi Kurz e xplained that the Dutch people were in dire need of funds due to floods He suggested that sum of money b e donated to them in appreciation for the tremendous assistance they gave to refugee children during the War. In response to Rabbi Kurz'z appeal, $55.GO was collected fromthe Directors present. A. Permission to have Friday night Services broadcast from the Center at no expense to the Center. Jake Kozloff made a motion which was seconded by Edward Waskow and carried, that this be approved. 5. Rabbi K,,rz advised that he had been invited by Rabbi Cohen, Dean of the West Coast Rabbinat, to occupy his pulpit in Los Angeles and suggested that in reciprocation Dr. Cohen be invited to occupy the pulpit in Las Vegas. Jake Kozloff made a motion that Rabbi Kwrz and Rabbi Cohen exchange pulpits and that both Rabbis work out the details of the expense involved. This motion was seconded and passed. The Secretary was instructed to notify the Rabbi of the Board's decisions. The minutes were then read and approved. Kay Wallerstein was welcomed as the New President of Sisterhood and George Rosencrantz was welcomed as a new d irector on the board. Sallie Gordon reported that she was working on the costs of cemetarv plots and would have her completed report at a future meeting. She also advised that the monies for the Greenstein and Weissberg plots had not yet been received. The board was advised that Cantor Kirmor's sister bad passed away and that Sam Friedman has lost his mother. The secretary was instructed to send them &ech a letter of condolence, A mo tion was made by Jake Kozloff,seconded by Max Goot and passed, that the secretary RF.rJTT.AR MEETING FEBRUARY 9 . 1^53 be given authority to send messages of condolence to any members of theConpreation who suffers the loss of a dear one. Harry Levy read a letter sent to Cantor Kinnory from David J. Pntterman, Executive Vice President of the Cantors Assembly of America, soliting the approval of the Board, to have a concert at no expense to the Center. A motio n was made, seconded and passed giving permission to have concert if the Cantor so desired. The matter of children attending Sunday Schol and Hebrew S chool whose parents were not members in good standing of the Center was taken up by Jerry Mack, and discussed. Jerry Mack was requested to have statements prepared and all board members will be given names of delinquent members in order to collect outstanding monies. A d iscussion ensued relative to renewing Rabbi K^rzjs contract.,. Dpye Zenoff mo^pd^ that the Rabbi betendered a contract for one year . Jake Kozloff seconded this motion. The result of a secret ballot was as follows: 8 Yes - 6 No David Zenoff was appelated Chairman of a committee consisting of Jerry Mack, A1 Go ot, Jake Kozloff, Dave Messing and George Rosencrantz to meet with the Rabbi to discuss the renewal of his contract frr one year. There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned. Ca 7 s MARCH 18 r 19K A s pecial meeting of the Beard of Directors of the Jewish Community Center of Las Vegas, Inc. was called to order by President Jacob Kozloff at 5:10 P.M. on March 13th, 1953 at the Hotel Last Frontier. The following directors comprising a quorum were present: President Jacob Kozloff, Harry Levy, Max Go ot, Hank Greenspun, A1 Fo x, Sallie Gordon, Dave Eisenberg, Dave Messing, A1 Go ot, Dave Zenoff, George Rosencrantz, Charles Salton, and Ben Roserfeld. Charles Salton made a motion which was seconded by George Rosencrantz and carried, that the reading reading of the minutes be dispensed with. A1 Fox was requested to compose a letter to be sent to all parents of children attending Sundayand Hebrew S chool, requesting them to become, members of the Center if they had not already done so, and to request that all members pay their Harry Levy advised that a community seder will be held on Monday evening, March 30th at the Silver Slipper at 7:00 P.M. Tickets will be sold at $5.00 each for adults and $2,50 for children. All the soldiers from the army bases are being invited and will be guests of the Strip hotels. Jake Kozloff suggested that this seder be given the proper publicity, and it was agreed that an ad be placed in the Sun. The Sisterhood will send^ letters to the Jewish Community requesting that reservations be made at an early date. Charles Salton, Harry Levy and Dave Eisenberg volunteered to have tickets available for sale at their respective business places. Charles Salton advised that the Inter-Faith Group is doing fine and are planning a Ping Pong Tournament in the near future. Jake Kozloff appointed George Rosencrantz to replace Louis Mack on the Religious Committee. The secretary was instructed to send a letter to Rabbi Kurz requesting him to consult with the Religious Committee prior to making any public addresses. It was agreed that a general membership meeting be held on Monday, March 23, at 8:30