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CSI Bylaws November 2022




What are Bylaws?

Bylaws are the rules of operation for an organization. Bylaws define and outline responsibilities of the members, board of directors, and governing committees. They are essential for governance. Bylaws should be purpose-driven and flexible enough to allow for growth and change. They should be clear and simple enough for ease of understanding and consistently followed.

Didn’t we already revise the Bylaws?

We started this process in 2021 with a grant from the OnBoard Foundation. This grant funded our collaboration with a consultant who helped to identify opportunities for revision.  In March 2022 the Board and Congregation voted to approve revisions of the following articles:

Article IV: Board of Trustees

Article V: Officers

Article VI: Committees

Article VIII: Meetings of the Congregation

What is happening now?

During the upcoming months, the Bylaws Task Force and Board are reviewing the following articles:

Article II: Purpose

Article III: Membership

Article VII: Hiring of Clergy

Article IX: Indemnification

Article X: Amendments to Bylaws

Note that Article I states the name of the congregation, and our name shall remain the same!

Why are we doing this now?

The current Bylaws were adopted in 2013. A vibrant and responsible organization reviews and revises bylaws to evolve with an organization’s growth and change. Bylaws should be up to date with best practices and organizational realities.

Who is on the Bylaws Task Force?

The Task Force is composed of Board members Jeff Kirsh, Renée Stein, Blair Rothstein and Pia Koslow Frank.

What is the process and what are the next steps?

Prior to the High Holidays, the Board met in a special Governance session, for a facilitated discussion about the language of the current Purpose Statement (Article II), and the terms of Membership(Article III). The Bylaws Task Force will continue to dialogue with the Board regarding any proposed changes. The Bylaws webpage will contain updates as the process moves forward. The proposed revisions will be presented to the Congregation before they are presented to the Board for review in final form.

How can members share ideas?

We want to hear from you!

If you have thoughts, comments or any questions please email –

Mon, December 5 2022 11 Kislev 5783