For those who couldn't make our AGM, please find the minutes and action points below.
· Annual review
· Roles Responsibilities
· Upcoming training
· Golders' Green Pride
Dave, Alma, Surat, Dalia, Benjamin, David, Daniel, Alex Greenberg, Ben Cohen
Oli Walton, Searle, Bella, Ed, Em
Alma and Dave noted:-
Impressive list of organisations worked with:-
· World ORT
· Leo Baeck College
· Every Jewish school got a request to work with us through Stonewall
· JFS added 'homophobia' to its bullying policy.
· More than 100 people have attended Keshet training!
· At Limmud there were both LGBT social and educational sessions and a training session run for the team.
· Website:- Has been created free of charge. Dave is running it at the moment. There as least an email a week of enquiries.
· There was a strong presence at Pride.
Dave and Alma discussed how it would be good to have people who could do the following roles:-
· Coms/press role
· Schools - David Brown stepped back
It was pointed out that we just need more people who are prepared to take on any role at all! Running another strategy day, to get impetus and enthusiasm from activists was suggested.
On the point of becoming a registered company/charity: Dave to be in touch with Bella, Ed and Elliot who had previous volunteered to do the necessary paper work do so. The end of October as the target deadline.
20th October suggested as the Activism Day
Daniel and Alma to work on day schedule. Daniel to speak to Ed about helping out. Dalia could potentially step in.
In terms of venue: - Alma to check JHub; Surat to check Montagu Centre.
Parliamentary event with Mike Freer MP confirmed for 2nd December, during Chanukah. To invite groups that we've worked with and others that we would like to work with. Benjamin to be in touch with Mike Freer, Dalia to help with admin.
Training day for October
Aware that who attends is kept private.
Eg UJS, UJIA, youth movements, Gay Jews group, our informal contacts
Alma to send blurb to all of us to send on to others.
Daniel to create Google form
Ad hoc until we have a big particular project.
Rainbow Jews update
Need help getting people for filming on 27 September.
Exhibition in February
Important way for pride to impact upon the Jewish community rather than being out of the way in central London.
No one at this point prepared to take this on as a project, so it is left for now.
Dave would like to step down at the end of the year. Massive thanks and expression of gratitude to Dave!
Request to think of people to approach. Alma is keen to take any one who expresses an interest out to coffee!
Ben Cohen to work on a press story about Dave's work.
Wishing you well over the fast and may 5774 be a year of only good things.
Dave, Alma & The Keshet UK team