Minutes of April 30, 2008 meeting, Temple Beth Torah, Tamarac.
I) Heidi called the meeting to order at 12:40pm. Ava Philips was thanked for hosting the meeting and lunch.
II) A presentation was made about the history of the Michelle Herman Goldstein Library at Temple Beth Torah. The library was named for a former teacher who was killed in the World Trade Center, Sptember 11, 2001. The library was dedicated in August 2003 but experienced severe damage after Hurricane Wilma. After renovations, the library was re-dedicated in January 2007. There are approximately 2000 volumes and the establishment of the library was spearheaded by Shana Gershman as a bat mitzvah project.
III) Heidi demonstrated Judaism Wiki, a web-based resource that can be edited. Heidi added an article on AJL. The URL is www.judaismwiki.com
IV) Heidi then demonstrated Jewish Values Finder, an online database of Jewish values and in what children’s books examples of these values can be found. The URL is www.ajljewishvalues.org
V) Heidi then promoted her podcast, The Book of Life, which is accessible online or by telephone. The URL is www.bookoflifepodcast.com
VI) Suggestions were made by members for summer reading and a program on young adult books was recommended for a future meeting. Rabbi Tobias Rothenberg talked about Israeli stamps throughout modern history.
The meeting adjourned at 2:15pm. The dates and locations of future meetings will be determined at a later date.