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November 27th, 2013

Dear Members of Congregation Shir Libeynu,

Our seventh Annual General Meeting is being held on Sunday, December 8th, 2013. We will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m. and will end by 12:15 p.m., thus leaving the rest of the day for other pursuits. The AGM is taking place in Room 318 at 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.


Out of the nine members currently on the board, eight plan to return in 2014. Marilyn Arkin is retiring. Marilyn's quiet good humour and thoughtful comments will be much missed at our board meetings. During her two years on the board, Marilyn's contributions included organizing our speaker for Holocaust Education Week in 2012 and hard work behind the scenes ensuring that the kiddushes at our bar mitzvahs truly reflected the celebratory nature of the occasion.

We are delighted that j wallace 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. Shir Libeynu's by-laws permit the board to operate with anywhere from seven to eleven 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 is Tuesday, December 3rd. Please read about the 



1.        Welcome by Aviva Goldberg

2.        Report by Daniela Gesundheit

3.        Minutes of Last Year's AGM 

4.        President's Report

5.        Treasurer's Report

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

7.         Other business

8.         Adjournment of AGM  

Thank you for your support of Shir Libeynu. We hope to see you on December 8th.

With warm wishes for a Happy Chanukah,

Board of Directors

Congregation Shir Libeynu