Chairman Karp’s Rejection of Rabbis’ Attempt to Protect Cabal Members – “Rodfim” Who Lost at Beis Din and Were Held in Contempt of Court – From Jail Time Without Any Reparations or Punishment for Their Wrongful Acts
The Board of Directors would like to inform all Mispalilim of Congregation Ahavas Moische Inc. that due to the renovation and upgrade to the Shul’s main hall.
All prayer services for this Shabbos will take place in the Downstairs Hall.
The WOMEN’S ENTRANCE will be the side door and the MEN’S ENTRANCE will be the front door.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Best wishes for an enjoyable Shabbos and a Kesiva VaChasima Tova!!
Gabbai and Member of the Board of Trustees
Congregation Ahavas Moiche Inc
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Dear Members and Mispalelim of Congregation Ahavas Moische,
As you all undoubtedly know, this Shabbos, Shabbos Parshas Korach, Haboh Oleinu V`al Kol Yisroel L`Tova, falls out on the Yom Hahilula,
Among the customs for this auspicious day is to receive an Aliyah
to the Torah. While Shul Members who bought seats for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have priority, Congregation Ahavas Moische would like to provide an opport-unity for an Aliyah to as many congregants as possible. If you plan on attending Ahavas Moische this Shabbos, and would like to receive an Aliyah, please contact the Gabbai, Yanky Blachman, by Tel. 718-974-0800 or by E-mail to email@example.com and he will do his best to accommodate you. Your timely response will allow Y. Blachman to plan the number of minyanim that will be required.
Best wishes for a safe and healthy summer.
Yisroel Karp – Chairman of the Board
Eli-Moishe Blachman – President
April 30, 2012
of Bylaws by the Members of Congregation Ahavas Moische, Inc.
The Board of Trustees of Congregation Ahavas
Moische, Inc. a/k/a The Maple Street Synagogue announces the adoption of
Synagogue Bylaws for the first time in over 100 years of Synagogue history. On
Sunday evening, April 29, 2012, the members of the Synagogue gathered for a
special meeting in the Synagogue’s social hall, to vote on bylaws drafted by
the Synagogue’s attorneys, The Law Offices of Mitchell C. Shapiro, and reviewed and recommended by a fully-constituted Board of Trustees.
“We looked into the historical documents of the Synagogue back to the original
Synagogue Charter in 1930, and found there had never been Bylaws to guide the
Synagogue,” said Mr. Eli Blachman, the President of the Synagogue. “Would you believe that for 80 years, no one in the Synagogue even realized that we had the wrong number of Trustees? The Religious Corporations Law says you must have 3, 6, or 9, and the Synagogue had 7 for some reason.”
Members of the Synagogue were given the opportunity to bring the draft of the Bylaws
home and carefully review the new Bylaws before voting on them. The Bylaws were
distributed in conjunction with the announcements for the meetings on two
consecutive Sabbaths (the bylaws themselves were distributed after Sabbath to
avoid desecrating the holy day) and were introduced to the Members at meeting
of the Synagogue on Sunday evening, April 22, 2012.
The Bylaws, which were adopted by a unanimous vote of the Members of the Synagogue, will change how the Synagogue is run in the future, with the goal of making the Board more democratic and transparent, in order to encourage more new members to come pray and strengthen the Synagogue.
Under the new bylaws, Membership in the Synagogue is afforded to those who have regularly worshiped and paid their annual dues (which, in the past, has meant buying seats for the High Holidays). A membership committee will be formed that will have the right to grant membership to certain individuals who do not fit this criteria, but are committed to strengthening the Synagogue.
This Committee will only consider those individuals who behave consistent with
the Shulchan Aruch, in the way of the Torah, including respect for the officers
and Trustees and rules of the Synagogue, including decorum during prayer
“The purpose of the bylaws is not to maintain the existing status quo,” announced
Mr. Yisroel (Bruce) Karp, the Synagogue’s Chairman for over 35 years, “but to empower the Synagogue’s members to make their own decisions in the future about who is best
suited to run the Synagogue, make important decisions, and ensure that the
Synagogue will always be around to serve the needs of the South Crown Heights
Community – which his rapidly expanding – ad
bias goel tzedek.”
The new Bylaws have been circulated by email to families in the community and are
available on the Synagogue’s website, www.maplestreetshul.com.