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Sacramento, May 7th, 1903

The board of officers of the Congregation B'nai Israel
met at the synagogue at 8 P.M. Mr. B. Wilson
vice president, presiding.
Roll call and the following were noted absent.
Mr. Albert Elkus, president, E. Steinman, treasurer,
H. Weinstock, A. Bonheim and M.S. Lavenson, trustees.

Communication from the secretary of the Union of American
Hebrew Congregations dated Cincinnati April 23rd
in relation to members of the Union, are to pay $1.00
a year for all members of the congregation, was read and
action thereon deferred until the annual meeting
of congregation.

A motion was made that the school director
be authorized to expend the sum of $10.00 for the use
of giving certificates and prizes at the confirmation.
An amendment was offered by Mr. E. Steinman and
seconded by the secretary to make the amount not
to exceed $15.00 and give power to the directors to
use the amount as they see fit. The amendment
was carried.

Mr. M.S. Wahrhaftig reported that when he
gave orders to Mr. Carlan to place stone coping
around his mother's grave, that by some misundertaking
Mr. Carlan placed coping 2 feet more than the
original grave. On motion, it was ordered that Mr.
Wahrhaftig shall have the privilege to buy the
2 feet within one year for $25.00.

Rabbi B.M. Kaplan asked permission from the Board
to hold confirmation on Sunday evening, May 31st
instead Monday morning June the 1st, the actual
day of Pentecost. [Note] A motion was made and duly seconded
that it is the sense of this board that the confirmation
should take place on Monday morning on the
proper day. The motion prevailed.

Moved & seconded that it is the sense of this meeting
that the vice president, Mr. B. Wilson, see the special
committee for the sale of the property & endeavor to
effect a sale.

[Note: Pentecost means Shavuot]

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