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November 20th, 2012


Dear Members of Congregation Shir Libeynu,


Our sixth Annual General Meeting is being held on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012. We will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. The AGM is taking place in Room 318  (not Room 218, as previously announcedat the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (750 Spadina Avenue at Bloor and Spadina).




All members of Shir Libeynu are entitled to vote at the AGM. If you cannot attend the AGM, you may send in your proxy by clicking here. Your proxy authorizes someone else to vote on your behalf and can be signed over to a member or non-member of your choice or it can be signed over to the chair of the AGM. We encourage you to send in your proxy if you can't attend in order to ensure that we make quorum (5% of our membership).


Because children are considered fully responsible Jews at the time of their bar or bat mitzvahs, if membership was purchased for children thirteen years of age or older and/or who have had a bar or bat mitzvah, they are entitled to attend and vote at our AGM. If the membership status of a young person in your family is not clear, please e-mail us at or leave a message at 416-465-5488.


SPECIAL OFFER until Tuesday, November 27th

If you bought a non-member ticket for High Holy Days, top up and become a member. Have a say in our future by voting at our AGM.


Top Up Prices:

Regular Membership Top-up Rate:  $75

Limited Income Top-up Rate (available only to those who filled out a Limited Income form before High Holy Days 2012): $15


Payment to be made by donating to Shir Libeynu through PayPal. Please write "top up membership" in "Instructions to Seller." Payment must be made by Tuesday, November 27th.



Out of the nine members currently on the board, eight plan to return in 2013. Board member at large Rochelle Holt is retiring, having completed her three-year term. We are delighted that Jessica Miller is standing for election to the board. The current board is in agreement that, for now, nine is the optimal number of members. However, our by-laws permit as many as eleven board members. If you are a current member of Shir Libeynu and 18 years of age or older, you are eligible to run for a position on the board. If you would like to do so, please send an email to or leave a message at 416-465-5488. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, November 27th. Please read about the responsibilities of board members.





1.         Welcome by Aviva Goldberg

2.         Minutes of Last Year's AGM

3.         President's Report

4.         Treasurer's Report

5.         Introduction of Candidate(s)/Affirmation or Election

(please click here for Board Bios)

6.         Other business

7.         Adjournment of AGM



Thank you for your support of Shir Libeynu. We hope to see you on December 2nd.


Yours truly,



Board of Directors

Congregation Shir Libeynu