Annual Congregation Meeting 2017 / 5777

Join us for the 2017 / 5777 Congregational Meeting! 

SUNDAY, MAY 21 @ 4-7pm
The Berkeley Carroll Upper/Middle School
181 Lincoln Place (between 7th & 8th Ave), 1st floor Gymnasium
And of course, light nosh served. 

TO RSVP click here. TO DOWNLOAD THE PROXY click here. 

Why should I attend the Congregational Meeting?

Annual congregational meetings bring together the Board of Directors, Staff, Lay Leaders, and the congregants to discuss the state of Kolot Chayeinu / Voices of Our Lives, the challenges we have tackled and still face together, and where we're heading for our foreseeable future.

Each year, the congregation votes on the Board of the Directors. YOU get a voice in who are the leaders of Kolot and can vote for the slate or nominate someone you think can do the job! 

Discuss: The Congregation is leaping forward. Who are we and who are we becoming as we transition into the future? 

Vote: On the leaders of the Kolot community.

Speak up: Share your opinions on the trajectory of Kolot Chayeinu. 


In accordance with our Bylaws, the Board has formed a Nominating Committee, comprised of both Board and non-Board members to recruit, review, and help elect a new Board member. See responsibilities here. The Nominating Committee members are:

Julie Dressner (board), Chair
Allegra Fishel
Dahlia Goldenberg
Bobbie Samet
Liz Schalet (board)
David Stevens (board)

Members of the congregation may submit names to the committee for consideration on the committee slate. Please submit names to Julie Dressner,

The Nominating Committee presents Barbara Gross as a board nominee (we are currently only filling one position on the board). Read Barbara's bio here to inform your vote. 
Individuals may also be nominated for any Director or Officer position by a nominating petition signed by any eighteen (18) Members in Good Standing and submitted to Richard Greenspan, Secretary, two weeks before the date of the election. Contact Richard Greenspan at

RSVP here now! If you cannot or might not attend, it is extremely important to send in your proxy by --. Click here for the form. 

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