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September 14, 2011

The following chaverim were in attendance or on the conference call: Elie Abadie, Kenneth Auman, Shalom Axelrod, Shalom Baum, Gedalyah Berger, Saul Berman, Jack Bieler, Hershel Billet, Donald Bixon, Nasanayl Braun, Daniel Cohen, Ira Ebbin, Zvi Engel, Joel Finkelstein, Dov Fischer, Barry Freundel, Barry Gelman, Efrem Goldberg, Shmuel Goldin, Uri Goldstein, Avrohom Gordimer, Sheldon Grafstein, Simcha Green, Rafael Grossman, Kenneth Hain, Barry Hartman, Nathaniel Helfgot, Shlomo Hochberg, Shmuel Jablon, Benjamin Kelsen, Yaakov Kermaier, Moshe Kletenik, Sam Klibanoff, Simcha Krauss, Elly Krimsky, Ira Kronenberg, Yosie, Levine, Chaim Marder, Leonard Matanky, Asher Meir, Yehuda Oppenheimer, Steven Pruzansky, Myron Rakowitz, Shaul Robinson, Mitchell Rocklin, Andrew Rosenblatt, Fabian Schonfeld, Yoel Schonfeld, Zev Schostak, Jonathan Schwartz, Gershon Segal, Yerachmiel Seplowitz, Yehuda Septimus, Tzvi Sinensky, Ze’ev Smason, Adam Starr, Chaim Strauchler, Ari Sytner, Etan Tokayer, Mordechai Torczyner, Reuven Tradburks, Elie Weinstock, Richard Weiss, Shlomo Weissmann, Michael Whitman, Daniel Yolkut, Michoel Zylberman.

The following minutes were approved at the November, 2011 meeting of the Executive Committee:

At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, held at the RCA office on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, the President, Shmuel Goldin in the chair, and Miriam Perechocky acting on behalf of the secretary, the following items were decided:

1. A motion to accept the minutes of the June, 2011 meeting passed unanimously.

2. A resolution by a number of Executive Committee members to establish a committee on committees to recommend committees to the executive was defeated by a vote of 39 to 11 with 1 abstention.

3. President Goldin sought and received support for the motion to establish new and reconstituted committees, including the Internet Usage Guidelines Committee, the Membership Committee, the Military Chaplaincy Committee, the Rabbinic Welfare Committee, the Semicha Standards Committee, and the Transition Committee.

4. President Goldin sought and received support for the motion to table the membership applications that were currently ready to be considered by the Executive Committee so that the newly formed membership committee can begin its work of interviewing applicants.

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