Here’s the latest email:
Dear Friends and Fellow Beth Jacob Congregants:
As the Yamim Noraim are approaching, a period of prayer, tshuvah, and renewal for our people, the time has finally come for us to move forward with the next phase in the process to re-engage our Chazan, Nati Baram.
Please be assured we are working totally within the system and following all the rules. The information we are gathering from our friends and fellow members will be presented to Executive Board as evidence of the breadth of the support for our cause. We have every reason to believe that the new Executive Board is composed of fair and open-minded individuals who will be more receptive to the voice of the congregation, providing, of course, we can prove there is significant support from the membership for what we are trying to achieve. Leadership is already talking about conducting a new membership survey covering all the issues and challenges currently facing our beloved shul, and we welcome that as long as it will be conducted in a fair and impartial manner.
The first phase of our process is complete. We now have 136 signatories to the attached letter we are sending out today, including Past-Presidents and significant donors. Please take the time to carefully review all three attached documents. We have been waiting a long time for this opportunity to have our voice heard, so please don’t hesitate with your response so we can move ahead quickly.