BOARD MEMBERS CONTACT INFORMATION

Position Full Name Greeting Home Cell Work Email
Chair Ken Litvack Ken (561) 317-3839     ken@traly.com
Co Chair David Goldstone Dave (603) 869-3310 (516) 592-1462   davegoldstone51@gmail.com
Treasurer Harry Shepler Harry (603)472-2577 (603)493-9710   hshepler@yahoo.com
Secretary Dina Michael Chaitowitz Dina   (603) 235-0258   dmichaelchaitowitz@gmail.com, 
Governance Tracy Richmond Tracy (603) 488-2218     tracyrichmond@me.com
Immediate Past Chair Sarit Itenberg Sarit (603) 722-2702 (603) 571-2415   sarit.itenberg@gmail.com
Board of Directors            
  Debbie DePasse Debbie (603) 434-4350     debbie@depasse.us
  Robert Feldmann Robert   (603) 548-4556   robert.feldmann@vibracoustic.com
  Ross Fishbein Ross (603) 493-9198     rossfishbein@gmail.com
NEW Jen Foxx Jen        
NEW Roberta Gordenstein Roberta        
  Ami Kilchevsky Ami   (203) 470-6130   akilchev@gmail.com
  Chanchie Krinsky Chanchie (603) 674-7076     chanchiekchabadofnh.com
  Rachel Kurshan Rachel (603) 373-0969     rachelkurshan@gmail.com
NEW Amy Lester Amy        
NEW Carol Pressman          
  Evelyn Miller Evelyn (603) 497-2337   (603) 669-5300 evelynsmail@comcast.net
NEW Stephen Soreff Stephen (603) 895-6120 (603) 568-3202   soreffs15@aol.com
Board Advisors            
  Judith Jolton Judith       rjjolton@comcast.net
  Pat Kalik Pat (603) 669-8434 (603) 582-8435   patkalik@comcast.net
  Jay Madnick Jay (603) 434-5917   (978) 513-4035 jay@madnick.info
Community            
Community Rep. Congregation Ahavas Achim Rabbi Dan Aronson       (603) 352-6747 rabbi.ahavas.achim@gmail.com
Community Rep. Temple B'nai Israel Rabbi Dan Danson Rabbi     (603) 524-7044 rabbi@tbinh.org
Community Rep. Temple Adath Yeshurun Rabbi Beth D. Davidson Rabbi (603) 622-9390 (603) 540-3595 (603) 669-5650 rabbi@taynh.org
Community Rep. Congregation Betenu Rabbinic Intern Dena Glasgow       603-886-1633  
Community Rep. Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation Rabbi Donna Kirshbaum Rabbi     603-869-5465 donnakirshbaum@gmail.com
Community Rep. Chabad, Manchester Rabbi Levi  Krinsky Rabbi (603) 647-0204 (603) 682-7070   proud2byid@comcast.net
Community Rep. Etz Hayim Synagogue Rabbi Peter Levy Rabbi   (917) 951-3554 (603) 432-0004 rebshepsel@verizon.net
Community Rep. UVJC Rabbi Mark Melamut Rabbi     (603) 646-0360 rabbimarkm@gmail.com
Community Rep. Temple Beth Jacob Rabbi Robin  Nafshi Rabbi (603) 228-8581 (603) 545-2394 (603) 228-8581 ravnafshi@gmail.com
Community Rep. Temple Beth Abraham Rabbi Jon Spira-Savett Rabbi (603) 809-4621 (603) 809-9736 (603) 883-8184 rabbi@tbanashua.org
Community Rep.Temple Israel, Portsmouth Rabba Kaya Stern-Kauffman Rabbi     (603) 436-5301 Rabba.Kaya@templeisraelnh.org
Community Rep. Chabad, Seacoast Rabbi Berel Slavaticki         rabbi@chabadunh.com
Community Rep. Temple Israel, Manchester Rabbi Jeremy Szczepanski     (603) 267-4174  (603) 622-6171 ext. 11 rabbi@templeisraelmht.org

JFNH COMMITTEES

 

Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

Committee Lists (Draft June 15, 2021)

 

Governance Committee:

Tracy Richmond

Jeff Crocker

Ken Litvak

Sarit Itenberg

Pat Kalik

Judith Jolton

Ross Fishbein

 

Development Committee:

Chair: Tracy Richmond

Ken Litvak

David Goldstone

Pat Kalik

Jay Madnick

Judith Jolton

 

Israeli Engagement Committee (Ra’anan, Shaliach):

Chair: Evelyn Miller

Elsa Conrad

Bertha Litvak

Linda Gerson

Steve Soreff

Richard & Helena England

Mel Spier

Alane Sabel

 

NHJFF Committee:

Co-Chairs: Pat Kalik & Ross Fishbein

 

Publication Committee:

Chair: Merle Carrus

Michele Bank

Mara Friedman

Michelle Harrison

Ken Litvak

 

Early Education Initiative:

Chair: Deb DePasse

Alane Sabel

Pat Kalik

Liz Sommers

Judith Jolton

 

Antisemitism & Racism

Chair: Dina Michael Chaitowitz

Pat Kalik

Judy Posner

Kerry Hanson

 

Social Services

David Goldstone

Kerry Hanson

Ken Litvak

BOARD MEMBER TERMS OF SERVICE

 

Terms expiring June 30, 2021

Elsa Conrad

Ross Fishbein

Sarit Itenberg (immediate past chair)

Judith Jolton

Ken Litvak

Jay Madnick

Evelyn Miller

 

Terms expiring June 30, 2022

Dina Michael Chaitowitz

Debbie DePasse

Robert Feldmann

Ami Kilchevsky

Tracy Richmond

Harry Shepler

Chancie Krinsky

 

Terms expiring June 30, 2023

David Goldstone

Kerry Hansen

 

Terms expiring June 30, 2024 New slate of nominees

Jen Foxx

Roberta Gordenstein

Amy Lester

Carol Pressman

Steve Soreff

 

 

BOARD MEETING DATES

 Third Wednesday of each month @ 6:00 PM

 

September 15 (Yom Kippur) We will meet on Tuesday, Sept 14

October 20

November 17

December 15

January 19

February 16

March 16

April 20 

May 18

June 15

 

Federal Holidays

                Friday, January 1                                              New Years Day

                Monday, January 17                                          Martin Luther King Day

                Monday, May 30,                                              Memorial Day

                Monday, June 20                                              Junteenth

                Monday, July 4                                                 Independence Day Observed

                Monday, September 5                                      Labor Day

                Monday, October 10                                         Columbus Day

                Friday, November 11                                        Veterans Day

                Thursday, November 24                                  Thanksgiving

                Monday, December 26                                    Christmas Day Observed

                Monday, January 2                                          New Years Day Observed 2023

 

Jewish Holidays

                Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 7 & 8            Rosh Hashanah

                Wednesday, September 15                       Kol Nidre

                Thursday, September 16                             Yom Kippur

                Tues & Wed, September 21 & 22                Sukkoth

                Tues & Wed, September 27 & 28               Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah

Friday, April 15                                                            First night of Passover

Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23                                Final nights of Passover                                           

Sunday & Monday, June 5 & 6                                   Shavuot                             

                             

               

 

BOARD MEMBER ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. JFNH CORPORATE STRUCTURE

 

The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (hereinafter called “JFNH”) is a not-for-profit New Hampshire Corporation, which is qualified as a charitable organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (“the Code”), and thus is exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to Section 501 (a) of the Code.  The legal name of the organization is the Jewish Federation of Greater Manchester. The organization does business under the trade name Jewish Federation of New Hampshire which is a registered tradename with the New Hampshire Secretary of State.

  1.   MISSION AND PURPOSE

 

It is the mission of JFNH to promote Jewish continuity by enhancing and expanding a connected and vibrant Jewish community in New Hampshire, Israel, and around the world.

 

JFNH is a statewide organization serving the people, institutions and organizations (large, small, religious, secular, social, political, cultural, and educational) comprising New Hampshire’s Jewish community and located throughout the various regions of New Hampshire.
 

JFNH warmly welcomes interfaith families and encourages their participation in all of the organization’s programs and activities.

 

  1. JFNH BOARD MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

 

Members of the Board of Directors (hereinafter “Directors” or “Board members”) will be chosen to represent, either by home or by work, the various communities throughout the State served by JFNH.  Directors will be chosen to reflect the demographic, economic, sociological, and cultural diversity of the New Hampshire Jewish community to the extent possible. However, achieving an appropriate mix of skills and experience in order to provide for effective governance will be an overriding factor when Board members are chosen.

 

  1. BOARD MEETINGS

 

Board meetings will be held as often as needed, but generally not less than monthly throughout the calendar year. Special meetings can be called under circumstances as defined in the Bylaws, in addition to regular monthly meetings. Attendance requirements are contained in the Bylaws, and electronic participation in meetings is allowed with prior notice.

 

  1. BOARD COMMITTEES

 

Board committees are both standing and special. Standing committees are Executive, Finance, Governance, Fundraising and Audit.  Ad hoc committees may be established by the Board or the Board Chair. Board committees will be chaired by a member of the Board. Members of the committee will be appointed by the committee chair and may include non-Board members.

 

  1.  TERM LIMITS

 

The Bylaws provide that up to eight Directors serve for a period of three years, up to eight Directors serve for a period of two years, and up to eight Directors serve for a period of one year. Board membership is limited to a maximum of six consecutive years as an elected Director. The Board Chair and Vice Chair each serve in office for a two year term and may be elected to not more than one successive two-year term. Other officers shall hold office for the term of one year.

 

  1. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE BOARD

 

It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to provide organizational governance oversight in a manner that ensures that JFNH successfully fulfills its mission and purpose.

 

The JFNH Board (and Board Committees) are committed to the following operating principles:

  1. Accomplishing concrete results in their work;
  2. Making decisions in a timely manner that support forward action;
  3. Actively involving JFNH’s key stakeholder’s in the Board’s decision-making process in order to assure that the Board’s decisions are understood and supported;
  4. Asking informed questions;
  5. Holding management and staff leadership accountable for achieving agreed-upon outcomes;
  6. Actively serving as an advocate for JFNH with key persons, institutions and organizations within the New Hampshire Jewish community.

 

All Directors must share and exhibit a strong commitment to the organization’s mission and operating principles and act at all times in the best interests of JFNH.

 

  1. THE BOARD’S PRINCIPAL FUNCTION

 

The principal functions of the JFNH Board will be to:

  1. Approve a strategic plan and a set of priorities consistent with JFNH’s mission and purpose.
  2. Establish and monitor achievement of JFNH’s financial objectives to promote the mission and purpose of JFNH while preserving its assets and observing any donor restrictions, and take such action as may be necessary to maintain the long-range financial strength and viability of JFNH.
  3. Appoint, evaluate, and set the compensation and benefits for the JFNH Executive Director; terminate the Executive Director; approve the overall compensation strategy of JFNH; and provide input into the selection, compensation and benefits of other key organization staff members in a manner proposed by the Executive Director and agreed to by the Board.
  4. Identify, encourage, and sponsor new ventures that have the potential for generating revenues that can be used to support JFNH’s mission.
  5. Review the major decisions of Board committees and exercise reserve powers in such a manner as to ensure consistency with the strategic and financial objectives of JFNH.
  6. Work collaboratively with committees to develop and maintain programs that encourage the New Hampshire Jewish community and others to make gifts, bequests, and donations to JFNH.
  7. Select an auditing firm to audit the records of JFNH.
  8. Periodically review the corporate structure and the performance of the JFNH board, and take actions deemed necessary to achieve standards of excellence in governance.

 

 

  1. OPERATING PRINCIPALS OF GOVERNANCE

The following operating principles establish expectations for how the board will operate, including what is expected of individual board members.

  1.  The Board
  1. The Board has the ultimate fiduciary responsibility for determining whether directions proposed by management and staff leadership are consistent with JFNH’s mission.
  2. The work of the Board (i.e., in-depth review and discussion) will be done within its standing and ad hoc committees. As a general rule, the initial discussion and review of major decisions will not begin within the full Board.
  3. The Board will operate with the following principles:
  1. Provide effective oversight regarding all of the key responsibility areas.
  2. All Board deliberations will be organized and managed in such a way as to add value to the decision-making process.
  3. Board and committee discussions will be approached with a commitment to making major decisions in a timely manner that supports successful goal achievement.
  4. In order for Board decisions to be understood and supported, key organizational stakeholders will have appropriate input into major decisions that affect them.
  5. Board members will be informed and knowledgeable regarding decisions in which they are involved, and they will accept accountability for those decisions based on their fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of JFNH.
  6. The Board will focus on broad policy issues and will not become involved in operational details.
  7. Straightforward sharing of thoughts and concerns is to be encouraged. Sensitive issues are not to be avoided. At the same time, a respectful and supportive tone will be reflected in all Board and committee discussions.
  8. The work of the Board will be clearly documented. Progress will be communicated to key stakeholders on an ongoing basis.

 

  1. INDIVDIUAL BOARD MEMBERS

Individual board members will operate with the following principles:

  1. Promote an organization-wide perspective (i.e. what is best for JFNH), and generate ideas related to how the organization’s vision and strategic priorities can be fulfilled.
  2. React to the analysis and recommendations of the Executive Director and designated staff members, and test the thoughts and recommendations of these individuals.
  3. Offer advice and counsel to the Executive Director and designated staff members that will help improve expected outcomes.
  4. Publicly support the Executive Director and members of the staff while holding them accountable for achieving agreed-upon results.
  5. Work collaboratively with the Executive Director and designated members of the staff to identify ways in which Board members can provide direct support for achieving strategic objectives.
  6. Promote what is good for the organization as a whole and avoid actively promoting the interests of any specific constituency. Share thoughts openly and honestly; be willing to disagree; and support the final decision of the Board.
  7. Avoid taking any individual or independent action (such as attendance at meetings of management, intervention in personnel matters, or contacting employees, unless it is at the request of the Executive Director, the full board or the executive committee).
  8. Maintain the board’s policies related to conflict of interest in confidentiality.

 

 

  1. INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBER (ROLE, STANDARDS, SELF-EVALUATION)
  1. Role Description – Individual Board Members

 

JFNH is proud and greatly appreciates the commitment that individual Board members make to the success of the organization.

 

Serving on the Board is a very time-consuming commitment. Board members are expected to serve on at least one Board committee they are also expected to attend Board orientation, Board meetings and education sessions. Occasional ad-hoc task forces and Board retreats require additional time commitments.

 

Board members promote what is good for the organization as a whole, as their first priority, and as such, they do not sit on the Board solely as a formal representative of any one constituency. The ultimate responsibility of Board members is to help ensure that JFNH fulfills its mission, that JFNH is responsive to the needs of it’s regional Jewish communities and other constituencies, and that JFNH maintain fiscal viability. As community leaders, Board members are in a unique position to help JF and H develop a positive image within the community and game the community support required to achieve its mission.

 

Board members support the fundraising efforts of JFNH. Within the parameters approved by the Board of Directors, Board members also work closely with the Executive Director, in the Board’s behalf, to serve as advocates of the organization to the community at large.

 

In order to effectively fulfill their responsibilities, Board members are expected to attend all scheduled Board meetings, all scheduled meetings of committees to which they have been assigned, all orientation and educational meetings, and all Board retreats. Board members are asked to evaluate continuously their performance and reassess their ability to contribute to the work of the Board. Missing more than three consecutive regular Board meetings without just cause is grounds for possible removal from the Board.

 

Board and committee members must invest the time required to gain a thorough understanding of the work, goals and objectives of the Board and committees to which they have been assigned. They are encouraged to actively participate in discussion during full Board and committee meetings. Honest and open debate, which respects diverse opinions, is required for sound decision-making. Once a vote has been taken, Board members have a duty to support the final decision or recommendation.

 

Board members must respect the confidential nature of the Board’s work. They are also expected to declare any and all conflicts of interest during Board deliberations and operate within the established conflict of interest policies of the Board.

 

 

 

 

  1. Standards of Performance for Individual Board Members

The standards that board members are expected to meet in order to effectively fulfill their fiduciary responsibilities are as follows:

 

  1. Serve on at least one Board committee.
  2. Maintain good attendance at all scheduled Board and committee meetings.
  3. Attend all orientation and education sessions and all Board retreats.
  4. Disclose and appropriately manage any conflict of interest.
  5. Actively support JFNH’s efforts related to philanthropy (including personal contribution within one’s means).
  6. Adequately prepare for all Board and committee meetings.
  7. Actively participate in Board and committee discussions.
  8. Avoid becoming involved in operational matters.
  9. Serve as a positive advocate for the organization within the community.
  10. Support all final board decisions of the Board.
  11. Maintain confidentiality related to Board matters.

When a Director has failed to meet any of the above standards within a given twelve (12) month period, the Board Chair will contact the individual and discuss whether or not a change is appropriate.

 

Approved by the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire board of directors

 

JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
BUDGET for 7/1/2021 thru 6/30/2022
with three year comparison for review
   
 
                   
            PROPOSED BUDGET
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
BUDGET
Fiscal Year 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
1st 9 months ACTUAL
7/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Fiscal Year 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 Fiscal Year 7/1/2018 -
6/30/2019
 
  Income                  
    40000 · Campaign Revenue            
      40300 · Campaign Donations 241,000.00 215,183.00 223,849.96 212,159.43 192,976.28  
      40100 .  General Endowment - Foundation 94,137.00 94,145.84 26,162.00      
      40100 .  Pace Funds - Foundation 24,848.00 24,817.00 24,817.00 24,818.00 23,867.00  
      40350 . Annual Meeting Sponsorship -     3,500.00 0.00  
        Total 40000 · Campaign Revenue - Unrestricted 359,985.00 334,145.84 274,828.96 240,477.43 216,843.28  
                       
                       
    85000 ·  Restricted Endowment Revenue            
        85000 · General Endowment Restricted 45,015.00 41,037.16 41,089.00 40,161.00 90,864.00  
    Total 40000 · Campaign Revenue $ 405,000.00 $ 375,183.00 315,917.96 $ 280,638.43 $ 307,707.28  
                       
    40000 · Restricted Funds            
      43410 · MOMentum Revenue - 3,600.00 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00  
      43752 . Israel Engagement Donations 4,500.00 - 13,430.00 108.00 0.00  
      49550 · PJ Library Fundraising, Donations, Appeals 5,600.00 5,500.00 7,203.00 1,449.00 9,831.20  
      52500 . Shlicha Program Donations 10,500.00 10,500.00 22,722.00 490.00 6,827.00  
      43630 · Jewish Film Festival Friends and Sponsors 26,300.00 27,655.00 29,497.18 2,890.00 26,576.00  
      40410 · Miscellaneous Grants 57,905.00          
      Total . All Other Program Revenue 6,400.00 2,450.00 1,161.00 742.00 6,827.69  
        40000 · Restricted Revenue 111,205.00 49,705.00 84,013.18 15,679.00 50,061.89  
                       
                       
  Program Related Revenue            
    42000 · The Reporter  Program Revenue            
      42100 · Advertising-General & Directory 29,000.00 29,000.00 19,651.40 20,910.50 24,239.00  
    43600 . Jewish Film Festival            
      43610 · Jewish FF Ticket Sales 15,000.00 13,000.00 2,619.64 - 20,435.50  
      43620 · Grants 3,600.00 3,600.00   3,600.00    
    Total 43600 · Jewish Film Festival Program Revenue 18,600.00 16,600.00 2,619.64 3,600.00 20,435.50  
    47000 · Seniors Program Revenue            
      47200 · Program Income - 2,500.00 88.00 1,197.00 1,201.00  
    49500 · PJ Library Program Revenue            
      49510 · PJ Library Donations - H. Grinspoon 5,500.00 5,500.00 6,288.00 8,400.00 2,805.00  
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JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
BUDGET for 7/1/2021 thru 6/30/2022
with three year comparison for review
            PROPOSED BUDGET
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
BUDGET
Fiscal Year 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
1st 9 months ACTUAL
7/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Fiscal Year 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 Fiscal Year 7/1/2018 -
6/30/2019
 
      49530 . PJ Program Revenue/Fees 300.00 300.00 250.00 316.45    
    Total 49525 · PJ Library Program Revenue 5,800.00 5,800.00 6,538.00 8,716.45 2,805.00  
    52000 · Shlicha Program Revenue            
      52700 · Community Payments 500.00 500.00 827.00 120.00 0.00  
      52800 · Fundraising Events/Shir Jazz/Art in the Garden 25,000.00 10,000.00   - 12,752.93  
    Total 52000 · Shlicha Program Revenue 25,500.00 10,500.00 827.00 120.00 12,752.93  
                       
          Total Revenue 595,105.00 489,288.00 429,655.18 454,049.73 419,202.60  
                       
    Expense              
    60000 · Federation Office            
      Total 60100 · Personnel Expense 261,910.00 190,645.60 134,002.75 151,310.48 74,305.60  
      60200 · General & Administrative            
        60210 · Audit & Legal 10,500.00 14,500.00 9,275.00 6,250.00 12,962.50  
        60215 · Memberships and Subscriptions -     - 425.00  
        60220 · Bank Charges / Credit Card Fees 1,000.00 2,200.00 371.23 3,310.74 3,173.06  
        60235 · Fees - Payroll Processing 1,600.00 1,600.00 1,699.35 1,705.17 1,508.50  
        60230 · Insurance - Gen Liability/Umbrella 6,800.00 4,740.66 6,649.71 4,740.66 12,380.67  
        60232 · Workers' Com Insurance 2,400.00   2,069.00      
        60237 . Directors & Officers Insurance 1,500.00 1,500.00   1,349.00 1,364.00  
        60240 · Office Supply & Expense 2,000.00 4,000.00 976.99 5,710.26 2,802.42  
        60245 · Marketing - - - - 1,183.00  
        60250 · Postage 750.00 2,000.00 377.04 2,829.40 4,694.23  
        60260 · Telephone  (OOMA) 2,600.00 2,756.43 1,648.09 2,756.43 3,320.89  
        60265 . Advertising (hiring) 500.00 750.00   453.86 1,576.04  
        60285 . Board Expenses 150.00 150.00   96.71 724.47  
        60290 · Taxes-NH Reg Fee 150.00 75.00   75.00 463.84  
        60325 · Web Services (Comcast) 3,000.00 4,649.29 2,137.72 4,649.29 4,961.20  
        60200 · General & Administrative - Other - - 3,017.39 - 0.00  
      Total 60200 · General & Administrative 32,950.00 38,921.38 28,221.52 33,926.52 51,539.82  
      60300 · Office Equipment            
        60310 · Computer Equipment 2,000.00 2,500.00 1,924.00 1,073.57 1,697.73  
        60320 · Computer Maint./Consultant 1,500.00 2,000.00 660.00 915.00 859.11  
        60350 · Copier Service Contract 1,000.00 1,200.00 559.34 1,402.36 1,164.52  
      Total 60300 · Office Equipment 4,500.00 5,700.00 3,143.34 3,390.93 3,721.36  
      60400 · Building            
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JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
BUDGET for 7/1/2021 thru 6/30/2022
with three year comparison for review
 
 
     
 
PROPOSED BUDGET
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
BUDGET
Fiscal Year 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
1st 9 months ACTUAL
7/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Fiscal Year 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 Fiscal Year 7/1/2018 -
6/30/2019
 
        60405 · Rent Expense 36,840.00 35,940.00 30,636.00 33,975.00 28,000.00  
        60406 · Building Expense Parking Office - - . 170.00 1,253.00  
        60340 · Alarm Service 580.00 250.00 589.40 239.40    
        60411 · Electric 3,800.00 3,800.00 1,870.53 2,775.41 3,039.57  
        60412 ·  Gas Heat 2,000.00 2,338.64 1,543.46 2,338.64    
        60413 ·  Water and Sewer 400.00 570.00 198.00 245.67    
        60434 . Trash removal 820.00 1,040.00 609.10 541.44    
        60433 . Janitorial/Maintenance Contract 3,640.00 3,640.00 2,910.00 2,220.00 900.00  
      Total 60400 . Building 48,080.00 47,578.64 38,356.49 42,505.56 33,192.57  
      Total 80510 · JFNA (dues) 7,150.00 7,149.00 5,710.00 5,000.00 6,378.34  
    Total 60000 · Federation Office & JFNA 354,590.00 289,994.62 209,434.10 236,133.49 162,759.35  
    62000 · The Reporter Expenses            
      62100 · Advertising Commission 6,500.00 6,500.00 3,517.37 4,965.28 6,197.77  
      62200 · Editing 10,000.00 9,000.00 7,890.67 12,245.78 8,000.00  
      62300 · Graphic Design/Layout 7,000.00 7,000.00 6,540.00 7,960.00 7,450.00  
      62500 · Printing 12,000.00 11,000.00 10,210.25 15,698.66 11,059.22  
      62600 · Postage 6,500.00 5,600.00 6,310.99 7,225.67 10,149.84  
      62600 · Credit Card Fees 300.00 50.00 284.71 14.27 168.59  
    Total 62000 · The Reporter Expenses 42,300.00 39,150.00 34,960.20 48,109.66 43,025.42  
    63000 · Cultural Community Expenses            
      63250 · Cemetery Maintenance 16,906.00 16,907.00 16,907.00 16,714.00 14,800.00  
      63255 · Cemetery Reimbursement Funds -     34,531.50 12,468.50  
    Total 63000 · Cultural/Community Expenses (Cemetery) 16,906.00 16,907.00 16,907.00 51,245.50 27,268.50  
    63400 . MOMentum            
      63410 · Program Costs 1,000.00 6,696.00 - 6,696.00    
      63420 · Supplies 750.00 - -      
      634300 · Travel 3,600.00 1,800.00 -      
      663440 · Insurance 150.00 100.00 -      
    Total 63400 . MOMentum 5,500.00 8,596.00 - 6,696.00    
    63625 · Jewish Film Festival Expenses            
      63630 · Events 4,500.00 1,000.00 896.05 - 2,257.44  
      63635 . Security 1,000.00 800.00 - 92.00 1,331.25  
      63645 · Theatre Rental 6,000.00 5,000.00 (4,872.00) - 7,322.50  
      63650 . Gala Event 8,000.00 -   - 9,522.28  
      63655 · Brochures and Marketing 5,000.00 4,000.00 3,130.93 7,831.17 8,507.87  
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JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
BUDGET for 7/1/2021 thru 6/30/2022
with three year comparison for review
 
 
     
 
PROPOSED BUDGET
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
BUDGET
Fiscal Year 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
1st 9 months ACTUAL
7/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Fiscal Year 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 Fiscal Year 7/1/2018 -
6/30/2019
 
      63660 · Film Rental 7,500.00 2,000.00 1,127.95 10,767.00 8,672.94  
      63665 · Credit Card Fees 500.00 150.00 631.73 249.40 31.10  
      63668 · Grant Expenses 500.00 - 501.75 500.00 0.00  
      63670 · Misc and other 200.00 200.00 517.83 730.44 709.22  
    Total 63625 · Jewish Film Festival Expenses 33,200.00 13,150.00 1,934.24 20,170.01 38,354.60  
    63750 . Israel Engagement            
      63752 . Programming/Education 2,500.00          
      63755 . Educational Israel Films 600.00     750.00    
      63757 . Speaker Fees & Honorarium 750.00   180.00      
      63759 . Marketing 150.00   1,380.00      
      63760 . Sister Cities 500.00          
    Total 63750 . Israel Engagement 4,500.00 - 1,560.00 750.00 -  
    Total 64000 · Campaign-Fundraising Expense 8,600.00 8,500.00 11,633.57 13,538.83 16,729.82  
    65000 · Community Relations Expenses            
      65800 · Leadership  (Wallins) 4,000.00     - 562.14  
      65550 . Training, Develop, Program 500.00 1,500.00 - 300.00 875.00  
      63500 · Community Events - Mini Grants 2,700.00 3,700.00 1,000.00 3,650.00 2,750.00  
    Total 65000 · Community Relations Expenses 7,200.00 5,200.00 1,000.00 3,950.00 4,187.14  
    66000 · Ind. & Family Services Expenses            
      66100 · Family Assistance 250.00 1,500.00   50.00 2,997.00  
      66200 · Social Work Consultant/Service 5,400.00 4,400.00 2,025.00 3,250.00 2,907.00  
      66250 · Social Worker Payroll Taxes 400.00 600.00 168.09 251.88 226.69  
      66300 . COVID19 Relief Assistance     4,030.00 550.00    
    Total 66000 · Ind. & Family Services Expenses 6,050.00 6,500.00 6,223.09 4,101.88 6,130.69  
    67000 · Senior Programming Expenses       2,222.51 1,339.41  
      67100 . Seniors Coordinator       11,308.21 9,890.13  
    Total 67000 · Senior/Community Out. Expenses 2,743.00 2,000.00 124.98 13,530.72 11,229.54  
    69000 · Youth Programming Expenses (Brindis) 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00  
    69300 . PJ Library -  Coordinator            
      69310 · PJ Library Subscriptions 19,000.00 19,000.00 13,142.35 13,120.00 17,716.01  
      69320 · PJ Fundraising Expenses - 100.00 -   0.00  
      69330 · PJ Library Program Expenses 500.00 500.00 407.91 1,626.12 613.74  
      ------- .  Early Ed Program Expenses 600.00          
      69335 . Travel 250.00 250.00 63.28 104.96    
      ------- . Early Ed Travel 500.00          
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JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
BUDGET for 7/1/2021 thru 6/30/2022
with three year comparison for review
 
 
     
 
PROPOSED BUDGET
7/1/2021 - 6/30/2022
BUDGET
Fiscal Year 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2021
1st 9 months ACTUAL
7/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
Fiscal Year 7/1/2019 - 6/30/2020 Fiscal Year 7/1/2018 -
6/30/2019
 
      69338 . Marketing -   - -    
      69360 . Early Ed Coordinator 3,450.00   287.00 10,500.00 18,786.42  
      69370 . Coordinator Payroll Tax 380.00   22.38 808.46 1,443.58  
      69375· Professional Development 250.00 250.00 - - 414.18  
    Total 69300 · PJ Library 24,930.00 20,100.00 13,922.92 26,159.54 38,973.93  
    Total 70000 · Israel Experience Expenses 6,000.00 6,000.00 (1,800.00) 1,800.00 3,910.48  
    Total 71000 · Campership Program Expenses 4,500.00 4,000.00 1,300.00 5,900.00 10,400.00  
    72000 · Shaliach Program Expenses       801.93    
      72010 · Travel to events and activities 1,500.00 1,300.00 1,936.76 2,346.17 2,234.64  
      72020 · Recreational Activities 100.00 845.91 209.85 845.91 1,285.40  
      72045 · Fundraising Expenses 600.00 650.00 - 153.59 1,904.85  
      72050 · Misc Spending 400.00 400.00 504.82 1,520.96 144.61  
    72000 . Shaliach Direct Expenses     - 633.36    
      72300 · JAFI Fee (participation costs) 38,000.00 38,000.00 5,341.00 31,456.00 34,423.00  
      72350 · Apartment Rental (& Setup) 10,800.00 9,987.97 9,000.00 9,987.97 9,124.99  
      72400 · Car Expenses (Lease) 4,176.00 4,200.00 3,274.04 5,207.92 3,874.50  
      72420 · Car Insurance 1,900.00 1,900.00 - 1,910.00 1,900.00  
      72500 · Cell Phone 1,140.00 750.00 834.12 770.74 873.58  
      72600 · Internet/Cable 2,020.00 1,765.00 1,495.60 1,741.80 1,406.80  
      72700 · Electric 450.00 745.00 394.66 696.70 375.19  
    Total 72000 · Shaliach  Expenses 61,086.00 60,543.88 22,990.85 68,573.05 57,547.56  
    Total 80130 · Religious School Allocations 12,000.00 14,000.00   15,200.00    
                       
  Total Expense   595,105.00 554,437.06 378,200.11 520,858.68 425,517.03  
  Total Income   595,105.00 554,437.06 477,401.68 494,593.54 419,202.60  
            - - - 64,842.61 0.00  
          Net Income - - 99,201.57 (26,265.14) (6,314.43)  
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POLICIES

JFNH Programming and Communications Policy

Political Activities

The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (JFNH), as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is prohibited from participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Political intervention includes not only making financial contributions but also the publication or distribution of written or oral statements on behalf of or in opposition to a particular candidate. There are no exceptions to this prohibition.

Nonetheless, JFNH is dedicated to the free expression of ideas. It encourages employees, in their individual capacities, to participate fully in the political process during campaigns by candidates for public office as long as they do not-either overtly or implicitly-involve JFNH.

JFNH facilities are ineligible for use to engage in partisan political activities.

Any communication or content disseminated through JFNH owned media that could be construed as relating to political activity or controversial subject matter must include a clear statement that such communication represents the position of the author or presenter and does not represent the views of JFNH.

 

Certain nonpartisan political activities and communications (such as educational programs, candidate debates, and presentation of speakers) may be permissible if they do not evidence a preference for or opposition to a political party or to candidates who have taken a particular position. In such cases, it is preferable that JFNH serve as a “convener” as discussed in more detail below. In order to ensure that all legal and organizational requirements are followed, advance approval for these events must be obtained from (and all materials must be reviewed by) the executive director or the executive committee of the board of directors, which will, if necessary, provide further guidance to the organizer.

Public Statements

The issuance of public statements by JFNH taking a position on matters or events of current interest is not appropriate where it is reasonable to believe that differences of opinion within the New Hampshire Jewish community may exist.  However, where it is reasonable to believe that the New Hampshire Jewish community speaks with a united voice (such as in condemnation of Nazi or white supremacist organizations), JFNH may issue a public statement of position on behalf of the organization and the New Hampshire Jewish community. In order to ensure that all legal and organizational requirements are followed prior to publication and dissemination, public statements must be reviewed and approved by the executive director and a majority of the executive committee of the board of directors.

Programming Policy

Consistent with the principles expressed in our Mission Statement, the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (JFNH) is committed to supporting: (i) a secure Jewish community here in New Hampshire, our nation, and around the world, (ii)  the democratic Jewish State of Israel, and (iii) mutual respect and diversity within Jewish life. Consistent with its core values, JFNH presents and supports programs that strengthen our community through wide-ranging perspectives that affirm our dedication to a broad, inclusive, strong and dynamic Jewish community.

This policy is intended to encourage the presentation of a wide range of perspectives aimed at appealing to a broad cross-section of the community. JFNH and our community are well-served by fostering diverse expressions through our cultural, educational, religious, social service and community relations institutions, and by promoting a strong commitment to civil discourse. JFNH will be bound by this policy in its own programming, partnerships and co-sponsorships.

JFNH offers programs of our own and co-sponsors programs offered by other organizations.   In order to be eligible for funding, organizations that offer programming are required to abide by this policy and are encouraged to initiate a process to develop organizational guidelines, policies and procedures consistent with it. These principles also apply to grants from JFNH Foundation’s endowed funds.

JFNH is not a political organization.  However, JFNH has a responsibility to play a leadership role in the public domain addressing matters of importance to our New Hampshire Jewish community and with respect to the safety and security of the State of Israel. JFNH recognizes that a safe and secure Jewish community in New Hampshire, in the United States and around the world depends on the existence of a safe and secure Israel, and that a safe and secure state of Israel depends on strong Jewish communities around the world including here in New Hampshire.  In the context of civic discourse, JFNH seeks to fulfill a vital community role by serving as a convener to bring people together to discuss and address issues and topics of relevance to our Jewish community. As a convener, JFNH will take a leadership role in bringing together representatives of diverse viewpoints to meet, discuss and debate complex issues and to present all sides of an important or controversial subject. Such programs and platforms can serve to establish a respectful, civil setting and tone within which the discussion of controversial subject matter can occur.

JFNH recognizes that art and civic discourse, by their very nature, may express a political statement, provoke a range of emotions, or promote ideas that are potentially controversial. JFNH believes that the community and our institutions will be well-served by establishing guidelines that help ensure consistency with JFNH’s core values and which are not aimed at squelching creativity, diverse expressions or critique around controversial topics.

GUIDELINES ON POTENTIALLY CONTROVERSIAL ISRAEL-RELATED PROGRAMMING

Programs Generally in Accord with JFNH Policy 
The following kinds of programs are generally in accord with the policy statement, but early consultation with our Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is strongly encouraged and the programming should be presented within an overall program strategy that is consistent with Federation’s core values:

  1. Dialogue groups (i.e. non-public exchanges);
  2. Private meetings;
  3. Presentations consistent with JFNH’s core values as expressed in this policy;
  4. Presentations by organizations or individuals may be critical of particular Israeli government policies but should be supportive of Israel’s right to exist as a secure independent Jewish democratic state and  not be inconsistent with JFNH’s core values as expressed in this policy;
  5. Panel discussions, speaker series intended for the same audience, cultural presentations, or educational programs portraying a range of diverse perspectives that, on balance, are consistent with JFNH’s core values;
  6. Programs should be open to the community and welcome attendees regardless of their individual views;
  7. JFNH may participate in broad-based community coalitions on non-Israel-related issues provided that: (i) the coalitions do not become vehicles for undermining the legitimacy of Israel, and (ii) the purpose of any such coalition should be consistent with JFNH’s core values and mission; and,
  8. Artistic presentations (displays, exhibits, films, performances)  may include critical perspectives of Jewish life or Israel, but such presentations should, on balance, be consistent with JFNH’s core values as expressed in this policy.

Programs Not Consistent with JFNH’s Policy 
In addition to the specific areas covered by the policy statement, the following kinds of programs are not consistent with the policy statement:

  1. Panel discussions, speakers series, cultural, artistic or educational programs that as an overall experience, based on the entire body of work: (i) endorse or prominently promote the BDS movement or positions that undermine the legitimacy of the State of Israel; (ii) draw a moral equivalence between the violent acts of terrorist organizations that target innocent civilians on the one hand and any reasonable and proportionate response of the Israeli army on the other; (iii) posit that the IDF pursuant to government or military policy purposely targets civilians, or (iv) criticize the Israeli army for responding, without justification, to acts of war with excessive force as a matter of government or military policy.

         2.  Individual programs that endorse the BDS movement or positions that undermine the legitimacy of the State of Israel and its safety and security; and,

  1. Co-sponsorship or co-presentations of public programs on Middle East issues with supporters of the BDS movement or others who undermine the legitimacy of the State of Israel.
  1. Programs that through their mission, activities or partnerships:
  1. Endorse or promote anti-Semitism, other forms of bigotry, violence or other extremist views; or
  2. Actively seek to proselytize Jews away from Judaism; or, Advocate for, or endorse, undermining the legitimacy of Israel as a secure independent, democratic Jewish state, including through participation in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, in whole or in part.

In the event of a perceived violation of JFNH's policy, the Executive Director of JFNH and its board chair and officers will promptly review and investigate the situation, obtain the facts, understand the context, make a determination as to whether a policy violation has occurred and – if it is determined that the policy has been violated – implement remedial measures consistent with this policy. JFNH reserves the right to suspend funding and sponsorship, particularly in any case where it determines in its sole discretion that a policy violation has occurred, there has been a sustained pattern of violating the policy, or insufficient remedial measures were implemented.

Applicants for funding and JFNH committees are strongly encouraged to consult with the JFNH’s Community Relations Council (JCRC) for guidance in advance concerning matters of interpretation of this policy. To ensure broad consultation, when there is a question whether a particular proposed program may violate the policy or on the interpretation of the policy, JCRC will consult with JFNH’s Executive Director, board chair and officers.

Adopted by the Board of Directors October 2, 2017

 

PRESS POLICY

PRESS POLICY

I.       Antisemitic incidents

1.         JFNH should generally make a statement when a noteworthy or significant antisemitic event occurs in our community.  This statement should be issued by JFNH and on JFNH stationary, whether or not one or more of our community partners--such as the NH Council of Churches or the Diocese of Manchester, or the Council of Rabbis—join in the statement.  An example of a noteworthy event is the physical damage caused to the menorah at Dartmouth College during Chanukah 2020.  An example of a significant event is the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in October 2018.

2.         JFNH should consider making a statement when a significant antisemitic event occurs outside of our community.  This statement should come solely from the JFNH.   The decision as to whether to issue a statement in this circumstance should be made by the Executive Director and the Chairperson and/or Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors, or their delegate. 

3.         The statements discussed in the above paragraphs should be issued to the press, and also provided to the JFNH community by social media and posted on JFNH’s webpage.  Significant events that might cause great anxiety in our community should also be followed by an email to our community.   

4.        Statements should be timely and preferably issued within 48 hours of the event triggering the need for a statement. Statements should be issued only after a thorough review of the facts.

5.        Statements should be drafted by the Executive Director and reviewed and approved by (a) the Chairperson and/or Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors, or their delegate, and (b) any rabbi or synagogue lay leader who brought the incident to JFNH’s attention.

II.      Non-antisemitic incidents

  1. The JFNH should consider making a statement when a noteworthy or significant event occurs in our community that demonstrates intolerance of or prejudice towards other minority populations.   Depending on the seriousness of incident, a joint statement with one or more of our community partners may be sufficient.  The decision whether to issue a statement, and whether the statement is issued solely or jointly with a community partner, should be made by the Executive Director and the Chairperson and/or Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors, or their delegate. 

 

BY LAWS

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
ARTICLE I: NAME AND PURPOSE

The name of this organization shall be The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (referred to herein as
the “Federation”).
(a) The Federation is organized and operated under New Hampshire RSA 292 for such purposes
as are permitted to organizations exempt from federal income tax and described in section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), including, but not limited to the following:
The Federation is organized for charitable and religious purposes within the meaning of and
subject to the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Code (or corresponding provision of any future
United Stated Internal Revenue Law), to promote the philanthropic, social, cultural, educational and
religious advancement of the New Hampshire Jewish Community, and to provide and conduct cultural,
educational, and social programs for all Jewish persons in the State of New Hampshire.
The Federation may engage in any lawful act or activity in furtherance of the foregoing and in
furtherance of the charitable and educational purposes of the Federation. The foregoing clauses shall be
construed as both purposes and powers, and the enumeration of specific powers therein shall not be held
to limit or restrict in any manner the general powers of the Federation.
(b) The Federation shall have in furtherance of its corporate purposes all of the powers specified
in section 1 of New Hampshire RSA Chapter 292 as now in force or as hereafter amended;
provided
however,
that no such power shall be exercised in a manner inconsistent with said Chapter 292 or any
other chapter of the New Hampshire RSA or inconsistent with the exemption from federal income tax
to which the Federation shall be entitled under section 501(a) of the Code.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of these By-laws, the Federation is organized to and
shall only carry on activities permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from federal income
taxation under section 501(a) of the Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Code,
contributions to which are deductible under sections 170(a), 2055(a) and 2522 of the Code. All powers
of the Federation shall be exercised only in such manner as will assure the operation of the Federation
exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, it being the intention that this corporation shall be
exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) of the Code as an organization described in
section 501(c)(3) of the Code, contributions to which are deductible pursuant to section 170(a), 2055(a),
and 2522 of the Code, and all purposes and powers herein shall be interpreted and exercised consistent
with this intention.

ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. ELIGIBILITY

Any person who has attained the age of eighteen (18) years and who (i) is Jewish, or (ii) considers
himself/herself to be Jewish or substantially affiliated with the Jewish people, shall be eligible for
membership, after having made a financial contribution to the Federation’s annual campaign (the
“Campaign”). Such person shall be a member in good standing for the fiscal year during which such a

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contribution was made, and fully paid-up and not delinquent on any pledges made to the Campaign, as
reasonably determined by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 2. MEMBERSHIP RECORDS
A record of the names and addresses of members shall be kept at the offices of the Federation.
SECTION 3. MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP
The Annual Meeting of the membership of the Federation shall be held at such place and time as the
Board of Directors shall determine. Annual Meetings shall be held for the purpose of receiving reports
from the Board of Directors and the Board’s officers and committees regarding the status of the
Federation and its programs, activities and finances, and for the purpose of electing the Directors. An
Annual Meeting may be conducted remotely in a virtual format if (1) a majority of the Board of Directors
determines that a physical meeting is impracticable; (2) if the Federation implements reasonable
measures to verify that each person participating is a Federation member; and (3) the members have a
reasonable opportunity to participate in the meeting and to vote on matters submitted to them, including
without limitation an opportunity to communicate, and to read or hear the proceedings of the meeting,
substantially concurrently with such proceedings.
Special meetings of the membership of the Federation may be held on the call of the Board of Directors
or upon written petition signed by twenty-five (25) members of the Federation, which petition shall be
submitted to the Chair or Secretary of the Corporation at least twenty (20) days in advance of the date
set for such meeting and shall contain a statement of the business desired to be transacted at such a
meeting.
Twenty-five (25) members shall constitute a quorum for transaction of any business at any annual or
special meeting of the Federation.
Notice of each meeting of the members, whether annual or special, shall be given not less than ten (10)
days before the day on which the meeting is to be held to each member of record entitled to vote at such
meeting by electronic transmission or by delivering a written or printed notice thereof to a member
personally, or by mailing such printed notice postage prepaid addressed to a member at such member’s
post office address on file with the Secretary of the Federation. Notices of any meeting of members shall
not be required to be given to any member who shall attend such meeting in person; and if any member
shall, in writing or by electronic means, waive notice of any meeting whether before or after such meeting
to be held, notice thereof need not be given to such member. Notice of any adjourned meeting of the
members shall not be required to be given, except when expressly required by law.

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ARTICLE III: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. MEMBERSHIP

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) shall consist of not more than twenty-five (25) members (inclusive
of the ex-officio voting member identified in sub-section f below, and exclusive of the voting and nonvoting ex-officio members as provided in sub-sections d and e below), and the Board shall be composed
and selected as follows:
a. There shall be up to eight (8) Directors each of whom shall serve for a period of three (3) years.
b. There shall be up to eight (8) Directors each of whom shall serve for a period of two (2) years.
c. There shall be up to eight (8) Directors each of whom shall serve for a period of one (1) year.
d. Each Rabbi of a member congregation shall be accorded ex-officio voting membership on the Board
and is encouraged to attend all meetings of the Board in recognition of the valuable contributions,
guidance and advice that the Rabbis of the Federation’s member congregations offer. The Board
shall annually designate the congregations which shall be recognized as “Member Congregations”
in accordance with the Board’s policies and procedures then in effect for qualification of member
congregations. The Board shall be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of current
policies and procedures for the qualification of member congregations.
e. While employed as Executive Director of the Federation, the Executive Director of the Federation
shall be an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board.
f. The immediate past President of the Board shall be an ex-officio voting member of the Board.
g. Directors shall take office immediately upon being elected. Each Director shall hold office for the
term for which he or she is elected.
h. After serving for six (6) consecutive years as an elected Director, a Director shall not again be eligible
to serve as an elected Director for a term of any duration until the passage of three hundred sixtyfive (365) consecutive days from the expiration of said Director’s last term; provided however, that
(i) the term of the Board Chair as a Director may be extended for one year in order to permit the
Board Chair to complete his or her two-year term of office as Board Chair, and/or (ii) any Director
who is ineligible to continue serving as an elected Director because said Director has reached the
term limit described herein, may, upon the request of the Board Chair, continue to serve as an elected
Director for a period not to exceed six (6) months following expiration of said Director’s elected
term giving rise to the ineligibility.
At the Annual Meeting, a majority of the Federation membership present shall annually elect Directors
to fill expiring Director positions. The Governance Committee shall meet at least sixty (60) days prior
to the expiration of the term of any Director, and shall present to the Board and to the Membership a
slate of nominees to fill expiring Director positions not later than forty-five (45) days prior to the
commencement of the term to which the Directors are being elected. A Director or a Federation member
may nominate a candidate not appearing on the slate presented by the Governance Committee.

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SECTION 2. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD AND THE BOARD’S
MEMBERS
A.
The Board shall have the exclusive control and power to oversee the management of the operations,
activities, property, facilities and affairs of the Federation, including the review and approval of the
Federation’s annual operating and capital budget, within the limitations of the Federation’s Articles
of Agreement, these Bylaws, the Code and Chapter 292 of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Annotated. The Board, from time to time, may enact rules, procedures and regulations for said
purposes.
Determinations regarding the manner in which the funds of the Federation, both principal and
income, shall be invested, applied and distributed shall be made by the Foundation pursuant to
Article XI below, within the limitations of the Federation’s Articles of Agreement, these Bylaws,
the Code and Chapter 292 of the New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated. The Trustees of the
Foundation, from time to time, may enact rules, procedures and regulations for said purposes.

B. Each member of the Board shall financially contribute to the annual Federation Campaign during
the initial phase of the Campaign. Board members are expected to be current in the payment of their
pledges.

C. Each member of the Board, unless excused for good cause by the Board Chair, shall:
Participate in the annual Federation Campaign
Serve on at least one Board or program committee
Prepare for and attend regular and special Board meetings and the meetings of the
committee(s) upon which the Board member serves

Attend the Federation’s Annual Meeting
Cooperate in order to implement the mission of the Federation, and to participate in its
periodic reevaluation

SECTION 3. VACANCIES, RESIGNATION, REMOVAL
A.
Any vacancy existing on the Board may be filled by an affirmative vote of the majority of the Board.
A Director appointed to fill a vacancy shall be appointed to serve for the remainder of the vacated
term. Any Director may resign by submitting written notice of resignation to the Chair or the
Secretary and the resignation shall be effective upon receipt of such notice unless the notice specifies
the resignation to be effective at some other date and time, and acceptance thereof shall not be
necessary to make it effective unless the notice so states.

B. A Director may be removed from office at any time with or without cause by an affirmative vote of
two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors. Cause for the removal of a Director shall include, but is not limited
to, a Director’s absence from three consecutive regular meetings without just cause for such
absence.

SECTION 4. MEETING NOTICE
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At least eight (8) regular meetings shall be held each year. Special meetings of the Board shall be held
at such times as may be requested in writing by six (6) or more Directors or upon the call of the President.
Notice of special meetings shall be either: (i) mailed or delivered to each Director, addressed to that
person at his/her residence or usual place of business, (ii) emailed to a Director to his/her email address
on file with the Federation, or (iii) text messaged to a Director’s cell phone number on file with the
Federation, at least two (2) days before the day on which the meeting is to be held, or be given personally
or by telephone, not later than two (2) business days before the day on which the meeting is to be held.

SECTION 5. QUORUM AND PROCEDURE
Roberts Rule of Order shall govern the procedure of all meetings. The lesser of: (i) a majority of the
voting members of the Board of Directors, or (ii) eleven (11) voting Directors shall constitute a quorum
for the transaction of any and all business to properly come before the meeting. A majority vote of those
Directors present and constituting a quorum shall be sufficient to transact business and to take any action
on behalf of the Board. If a quorum shall not be present at any meeting of the Board, the Directors present
may adjourn the meeting to a specific date and time, and notice of the rescheduled meeting shall be
provided to all Directors.
Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board may be taken without a meeting
if all members of the Board unanimously consent to the action in writing, setting forth the action so
taken, and the writing or writings are filed with the minutes of the proceedings. Such consent shall have
the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Board. Action by consent may be taken by e-mail
or other electronic means. Such written consent or consents shall be filed with the Federation’s other
permanent records.
No Director shall receive any compensation for his or her services in such capacity, but at the discretion
of the Chair, any person may be reimbursed by the Federation for his or her reasonable out-of-pocket
expenses and disbursements on behalf of the Federation.
The Board of Directors shall adopt, implement, enforce, and regularly review such policies as it deems
necessary and consistent with good and open governance practices, by resolution(s) passed by majority
vote of the Directors, including but not limited to, a Conflict of Interest Policy. The Federation’s Conflict
of Interest Policy shall meet the requirements of New Hampshire law as then in effect, and comply with
guidelines established by the Office of the NH Attorney General – Charitable Trust Unit. Each Director,
Officer, Trustee, Standing Committee, and ad-hoc committee member shall annually sign a copy of the
Conflict of Interest Policy and have an affirmative duty to disclose to the Federation each transaction
with the Federation (and any of its committees) that would be a Pecuniary Benefit Transaction (as
defined by NH RSA 7:19-a) as to that Officer, Director, Trustee, Standing Committee, or ad-hoc
committee member, and shall be prohibited from participating in the discussion or voting on the
transaction. The Federation shall enter into Pecuniary Benefit Transactions only in accordance with the
applicable provisions of NH RSA 7:19-a, as they may exist from time to time.
Transactions that provide a direct or indirect pecuniary benefit to any Officer, Director, Trustee, Standing
Committee, and ad-hoc committee member and the Federation or any member of his or her immediate
family, his or her employer, or, any person or organization of which he or she is a proprieter, partner,
officer, director, or trustee, are prohibited unless they (1) satisfy NH RSA 7:19-a; (2) are in the
Federation’s best interest; and (3) all of the following conditions are met:

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1. The transaction is made in the ordinary course of the Federation’s operation and the
transaction is fair to the Federation. Any transaction with any one Officer, Director, Trustee,
Standing Committee, or ad-hoc committee member that exceeds five hundred dollars ($500)
must be approved by the greater of a quorum of the Board or two-thirds (2/3) of the members
of the Board who have not had a Pecuniary Benefit Transaction with the Federation during
the fiscal year;
2. The Federation shall list in its records each transaction with any one Officer, Director,
Trustee, Standing Committee, or ad-hoc committee member which exceeds five hundred
dollars ($500) in any one fiscal year and report them to the NH Director of Charitable Trusts
annually as part of its annual report required under NH RSA 7:28, including the names of
those benefiting from each transaction and the amount of the benefit. This list shall be
available for inspection by Officers, Directors, Trustees, and all Members; and
3. The transaction does not involve a loan of money or property to an Officer, Director, or
Trustee, Standing Committee, or ad-hoc committee member.
A conference among Directors, the Executive Committee, or among members of any other committee
designated by the Board, by any means of communication through which the participants may
simultaneously hear each other during the conference constitutes a meeting of the Board, the Executive
Committee, or such other committee, if the same notice is given of the conference as would be required
for a meeting, and if the number of persons participating in the conference would be sufficient to
constitute a quorum at a meeting. A Director may participate in any other meeting of the Board or the
Executive Committee, and a member (whether or not a Director) of any other committee designated by
the Board may participate in any other meeting of that committee, by any means of communication
through which the Director, other persons so participating, and all persons physically present at the
meeting may simultaneously hear each other during the meeting. Participation in such a meeting by that
means constitutes presence in person at the meeting.

SECTION 6. ELIGIBLITY
No person shall be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, whether in an ex-officio or other capacity
unless such person is a member of the Federation.

ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS
SECTION 1. OFFICERS. The officers of the Federation will be Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary,
Treasurer and such other officers as the Board of Directors may deem advisable.

SECTION 2. ELECTION AND TERM. The Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Treasurer shall be
elected annually by the Directors from their own number. The Chair and the Vice Chair shall hold office
for one (1) two (2) year term and until their successors are duly elected and qualified; either may be
elected to not more than one (1) successive two (2) year term. Other officers shall hold office for the
term of one year and until their successors are duly elected and qualified. A majority of votes cast shall
be necessary for election.

SECTION 3. VACANCIES. Vacancies occurring among the officers may be filled by the Board of
Directors by an affirmative vote of the majority of the Board. An officer appointed to fill a vacancy shall

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be appointed to serve for the remainder of the term of the officer who created the vacancy.

SECTION 4. REMOVAL. An officer may be removed from office at any time, with or without cause,
by an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors. Cause for the removal of an officer shall
include, but is not limited to, an officer’s absence from three consecutive regular meetings without just
cause for such absence.

SECTION 5. RESIGNATION. An officer may resign by delivering his or her written resignation to
the Chair, the Secretary, or to a meeting of the Board of Directors. Such resignation shall be effective
upon receipt (unless specified to be effective at some other time) and acceptance thereof shall not be
necessary to make it effective unless it so states.

ARTICLE V: DUTIES OF OFFICERS
SECTION 1. CHAIR

The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, and shall
attend to such other duties as may be incidental to the office or as may be properly assigned by the Board
of Directors.

SECTION 2. VICE CHAIR
The Vice Chair in the absence or disability of the Chair shall possess all the powers and perform all the
duties of the Chair, and shall have such other powers as may be properly assigned from time to time by
the Board of Directors.

SECTION 3. SECRETARY
The Secretary shall: (i) cause minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive
Committee to be kept, (ii) maintain custody of said minutes at the office of the Federation, (iii) distribute
said minutes at proper subsequent meetings, and (iv) perform such other duties as are properly required
of the Secretary by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 4. TREASURER
The Treasurer shall cause regular books of account to be kept and shall render to the Board of
Directors, from time to time as may be required, an account of the financial condition of the Federation
and shall perform all other duties properly required of the Treasurer by the Board of Directors.

SECTION 5. OTHER BOARD OFFICERS. The Board may appoint such other Board officers and
agents as it shall deem necessary or expedient, who shall hold their offices and shall exercise such powers
and perform such duties as shall be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE VI: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Directors may employ an Executive Director, who shall be responsible for the day to day
management of the Federation, for such time and upon such terms and conditions as the Board may deem

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proper. The Board shall be responsible for development of a job description for the position of Executive
Director.

ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES
SECTION 1: STANDING COMMITTEES

The Standing Committees of the Federation shall consist of the Executive Committee, the Finance
Committee, the Governance Committee, the Fundraising Committee, and the Audit Committee. The
Board, by majority vote, or the Board Chair may establish ad hoc committees as it deems necessary to
assist in it carrying out the Board’s duties and responsibilities to the Federation on a continuing basis.
Board Standing Committees shall be chaired by a Director appointed by the Board Chair and shall be
composed of no fewer than three (3) members. Board committees other than the Standing Committees
shall be chaired by either a Director appointed by the Board Chair or, if a majority of Directors present
at a regular meeting so vote, a non-Director who has membership in good standing in the Federation,
and shall be composed of no fewer than three (3) members. Members of committees shall be appointed
by the Committee chair and may include non-board members. The Board, by majority vote, or the Board
Chair may remove a Committee Chair or a Committee Member who cannot or who does not timely act
in fulfillment of his or her responsibilities and duties pertaining to such Committee.

SECTION 2: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Chair of the
Finance Committee, Chair of the Governance Committee, and Chair of the Fundraising Committee. The
Executive Committee shall meet as needed between meetings of the Board. The Executive Committee
shall have the authority, subject to Board approval, to appoint and remove all other committee
chairpersons, and to approve all other committee members. In the event of an emergency or when it is
not reasonably possible to convene a meeting of the Board, the Executive Committee shall have and may
exercise the authority of the Board. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee shall
constitute a quorum and the affirmative vote of a majority of the Executive Committee members present
at the meeting at the time of a vote, if a quorum is present, shall be the act of the Executive Committee.

SECTION 3: FINANCE COMMITTEE.
The Finance Committee shall include the Treasurer and will meet at least quarterly. The duties of the
Finance Committee are to: (i) review the financial statements of the Federation and prepare the annual
budget for the full board to approve, (ii) give a bond whenever and for such amount as the Directors may
order, with sureties satisfactory to said Board of Directors, the cost of the bond to be borne by the
Federation, and (iii) make a full report to each annual meeting of the Federation of the conditions of the
funds in its charge. The Finance Committee also may exercise such other powers of the Board with
respect to the financial affairs of the Federation as shall be determined from time to time by the Board
of Directors.

SECTION 4: GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE.
The Governance Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining an effective board to lead the
Federation. The Committee shall be responsible for: (i) presenting annual nominations to elect Directors
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the course of any year; (ii) reviewing and formulating recommended changes to the Bylaws; (iii)
development and implementation of education and orientation programs ; (iv) board member
recruitment, (v) orientation for new board members, (vi) periodic evaluation of the Executive Director,
and (vii) development and implementation of goals and objectives for self-evaluation of the Board of
Directors.

SECTION 5: FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE.
The Fundraising Committee is responsible to: (i) lead the Board in efforts to raise the funds necessary to
carry out the mission of the Federation, (ii) identify and communicate the Federation’s fundraising needs
and goals to the Board and to potential donors; (iii) encourage the participation of the full Board in
fundraising; (iv) identify and solicit funds from external sources of support; (v) identify and recruit
leaders from the Jewish community throughout the State of New Hampshire to assist with fundraising
efforts; (vi) educate Board members with regard to techniques of planned giving, marketing seeking
grants, and soliciting corporate and individual donors; (vii) keeping the Board informed with respect to
fundraising efforts; (viii) plan fundraising activities; and (ix) periodically review the fundraising plan to
assure progress toward meeting funding goals.

SECTION 6: AUDIT COMMITTEE.
If an annual audit of the Federation is authorized by the Directors, the Audit Committee shall be
responsible for overseeing the audit. The Audit Committee should not include any members of the
Finance Committee and shall be responsible for selecting the auditing firm and to meet with the auditors.
The Audit Committee should present the final audit to the board.

ARTICLE VIII: ADVISORY COMMITEES
SECTION1. PURPOSE

The Board of Directors may from time to time establish statewide or regional Advisory Committees
that serve as the Federation’s principal presence in key geographic areas that it serves. Advisory
Committee members (“Advisors”) advance the mission and goals of the Federation.

SECTION 2. APPOINTMENT AND COMPOSITION
Advisors shall be appointed by the Board of Directors from time to time with the objective of achieving
diverse representation from the various regions served by the Federation within the State of New
Hampshire. Each Advisor shall serve for one year. There shall be no term limits for Advisors.

SECTION 3. REMOVAL
Any Advisor may be removed by the Board of Directors with or without cause at a meeting of the Board
by a majority vote of the Directors.

SECTION 4. AUTHORITY
Advisory Committees shall have no distinct corporate status and no separate bylaws. Advisors may be
appointed by the Board of Directors to serve as members of certain Committees of the Federation. The

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Board of Directors may delegate to the Advisory Committees certain powers, responsibilities and
duties.

ARTICLE IX:
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 1. SIGNATORIES

All checks, drafts, and other instruments for the payment of money, and all contracts and agreements
shall be signed in the name and on behalf of the Federation by the Chair or such other officers or persons
as may from time to time be authorized by the Board of Directors in accordance with these Bylaws.
Following a vote of the Board of Directors authorizing the transfer of personal or real property, all
instruments of transfer of personal or real property (including instruments of transfer of securities) shall
be signed by the Chair or such officers or agents as the Board of Directors shall direct and authorize.

SECTION 2. FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of the Federation shall end on the last day of June in each year unless otherwise
determined by the Board.

SECTION 3. PERSONAL LIABILITY
The Directors and officers of the Federation shall not be personally liable for any debt, liability, or
obligation of the Federation. All persons, corporations, or other entities extending credit to, contracting
with, or having any claim against, the Federation, may look only to the funds and property of the
Federation for the payment of any such contract or claim, or for the payment of any debt, damages,
judgment, or decree, or of any money that may otherwise become due or payable to them from the
Federation.

SECTION 4. INDEMNIFICATION
Except to the extent expressly prohibited by New Hampshire Rev. Stat. Ann. 292:2,V-a or other
applicable law, the Federation shall indemnify any Director or officer made or threatened to be made
a party to, or called as a witness in, or asked to provide information in connection with, any threatened
or pending action, proceeding, hearing, or investigation or any appeal therein, other than an action or
proceeding brought by or in the right of the Federation to procure a judgment or remedy, whether civil
or criminal, where such Director or officer is or has been made or threatened to be made a party or
summoned to give evidence, by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a Director or officer acting
within the scope of his or her duties, against all judgments, fines, amounts paid in settlement, and
reasonable expenses including attorneys' fees actually and necessarily incurred in defense against or
as a result of such action, proceeding, hearing, or investigation or any appeal therein.
No indemnification shall be made under this Article where the Director or officer has breached his or
her duty of loyalty to the Federation; engaged in an act or omission not in good faith or which involves
intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law; or engaged in any transaction from which the
Director, officer, or both derived an improper personal benefit.

SECTION 5. ADOPTION
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These by-laws shall be effective immediately upon adoption by the Board and any prior by-laws shall
be immediately repealed by the adoption of these by-laws. The unexpired terms of existing Directors
shall terminate immediately upon adoption of these bylaws. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary
contained herein, an existing Director, at the time of adoption of these bylaws, may be appointed as a
Director pursuant to these bylaws, in which case previous years of service by an existing Director shall
not be counted toward the term limitation set forth in these bylaws.

ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS AND DISSOLUTION
Amendments to these By-Laws may be proposed by the Board of Directors. These bylaws may be altered
or amended at the annual meeting or at a special meeting of the Membership of the Federation by a twothirds (2/3) vote of the Members present and voting provided notice of the change is specified in the call
for the meeting.
Upon the dissolution of the Federation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions
for the payment of all liabilities of the Federation, distribute all assets of the Federation to or for the
benefit of such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable,
educational, religious, or scientific purposes consistent with the purposes of the Federation as shall at
any time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code as
the Board shall determine. Any of such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Superior
Court of the County in which the principal office of the Federation is then located exclusively for such
purposes or to such organization or organizations as said court shall determine which are organized
and operated for such purposes.

ARTICLE XI: FOUNDATION
SECTION 1. ESTABLISHMENT

The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Foundation (hereinafter the “Foundation”) has been
established and continues to exist as an integral part of the Federation, and all its powers and authorities
are derived from those of the Federation.
The Foundation is hereby empowered, subject to the provisions herein set forth, to receive and accept,
in the name of the Federation, donations, contributions, gifts, bequests, and devises of monies and
properties (hereinafter “Contributions”), and transfers of endowment and other funds, properties, and
assets of charitable, scientific, educational, and religious agencies, and of private foundations
(hereinafter “Transfers”). The Foundation shall be managed and administered by the Trustees of the
Foundation and distributions therefrom shall be made for uses and purposes, all in accordance with the
principles and policies hereinafter set forth.

SECTION 2. BOARD OF TRUSTEES
A. COMPOSITION
– The Trustees of the Foundation (hereinafter “Trustees”) shall have the
following number:
1. Eight (8) Trustees who shall be nominated and appointed as described in Article XI, Section 2.B,
below;

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2. No more than three non-voting Trustees Emeritus/Emerita who shall be appointed by the Chair
of Trustees;
3. The current Chair of the Federation shall serve ex-officio as a voting member of the Trustees;
4. The current Treasurer of the Federation shall serve ex-officio as a non-voting member of the
Trustees; and
5. The Executive Director of the Federation, or designee thereof, shall serve ex officio as a nonvoting member of the Trustees.

B. TERM OF TRUSTEES
Trustees shall serve for a term of three years. No member appointed by the Federation who has served
for three consecutive terms (including the initial term of less than three years) may be re-appointed until
a year shall have elapsed after the end of his or her third term.

C. VACANCIES
1. Voting Trustees shall be (a) nominated either by the Chair of Trustees or by the Chair of the
Board of Directors; and (b) approved by a majority vote of the Trustees and by a majority vote
of the Board of Directors at duly-constituted meetings.
2. In the event that there are no Trustees, individual Trustees are to be nominated by the Chair of
the Federation Board of Directors; and (b) approved by a majority vote of the Federation Board
of Directors present at a duly constituted meeting.
3. If the vacancy is created in an unexpired term, the new Trustee’s term shall be for the length of
the unexpired term.

D. OFFICERS
There shall be a Chair and a Vice-Chair of the Trustees. Each shall be elected for a two year term by a
majority vote of the Trustees (neither shall serve in such capacity more than two consecutive terms), at
the first meeting of the Trustees held in each calendar year, and they shall serve in such capacity until
their successors are duly elected and qualified. The Vice-Chair shall serve in the place of the Chair in the
event the Chair shall be absent or unable to serve.
The Secretary of the Foundation shall be the Executive Director of the Federation, or in the alternative,
a member of the Executive Director’s staff who shall have been expressly chosen by the Executive
Director to work with the Foundation.

SECTION 3. MEETINGS
A. REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS

The number and frequency of meetings shall be determined by the Trustees, provided that there shall not
be less than one regular meeting during each three-month period. Special meetings may be called at any
time by the Chair or by any three members of the Trustees.A conference among voting and non-voting
Trustees or among members of any committee designated by the Trustees, by any means of
communication through which the participants may simultaneously hear each other during the
conference constitutes a meeting of the Trustees, or such committee, if the same notice is given of the
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conference would be sufficient to constitute a quorum at a meeting. A Trustee may participate in any
meeting of the Trustees, and a member of any committee designated by the Trustees may participate in
any meeting of that committee, by any means of communication through which the Trustee or committee
member, other persons so participating, and all persons physically present at the meeting may
simultaneously hear each other during the meeting. Participation in such a meeting by that means
constitutes presence in person at the meeting.
Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Trustees may be taken without a
meeting if all members of the Trustees unanimously consent to the action in writing, setting forth the
action so taken, and the writing or writings are filed with the minutes of the proceedings. Such consent
shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Trustees. Action by consent may be
taken by e-mail or other electronic means. Such written consent or consents shall be filed with the
Federation’s other permanent records.

B. NOTICE
Ten days written notice shall be given of all regular meetings and three days written notice of all special
meetings, provided that the period of notice may be shortened and the requirement of a written notice
may be dispensed with if the Chair and Secretary determine that the exigencies of the situation or
particular circumstances so warrant. Notice of regular or special meetings shall be either: (i) mailed or
delivered to each Trustee, addressed to that person at his/her residence or usual place of business, (ii)
emailed to a Trustee to his/her email address on file with the Federation, or (iii) text messaged to a
Trustee’s cell phone number on file with the Federation, at least two (2) days before the day on which
the meeting is to be held, or be given personally or by telephone, not later than two (2) business days
before the day on which the meeting is to be held.

C. QUORUM
A majority of the voting Trustees shall constitute a quorum.
D. CONDUCT OF MEETING
The Chair, or in the Chair’s absence the Vice-Chair, shall preside at all meetings.
E. VOTING
All voting must be either in person, or by means of communication or consent as permitted in Article
XI, Section 3.A, above, and there shall be no voting by proxy. Unless otherwise expressed herein, all
actions of the Trustees requiring hereunder a majority vote or a two-thirds (2/3) vote, shall be adopted
by a majority or a two-thirds (2/3) vote, respectively, of the Trustees present at any meeting which is
duly called and at which a quorum shall be present; provided, however, that basic principles, policies
and rules may not be adopted, amended or rescinded, except by the affirmative vote of a majority of the
full membership of the Trustees, or two-thirds (2/3) of the Trustees present, whichever may be greater.

SECTION 4. POWERS AND DUTIES
A. PRINCIPLES, POLICIES AND RULES.
The Trustees shall have the power and shall be under
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1. Establish basic principles and policies including the determination of standards and guidelines,
for the acceptance of Contributions and Transfers, for the investment and management of all
monies, properties and assets of the Foundation, and for allocations and distributions therefrom
as provided in Section 7 of this Article. In addition, the Trustees may engage in development
activities, with a focus on soliciting the establishment of endowed gifts from donors in
coordination with the Federation’s development activities.
2. Adopt such further policies, procedures and rules for the functioning of Trustees, the conduct of
its affairs, and the discharge of its responsibilities as in its discretion may be necessary and
desirable.

B. COMMITTEES
The Trustees shall establish and maintain such committees as it may determine to be necessary or
desirable for its proper functioning, and delegate to any particular committee the establishment, subject
to the approval of the Trustees, of procedures, rules and authority for carrying out the principles and
policies adopted by the Trustees, which come within the scope of the responsibility of such committee.
Each committee shall consist of not less than three members, to be appointed by the Chair of the Trustees.
Only the Chair of a committee need be a member of the Trustees. The Trustees or the Investment
Committee, if one is established, may select and be advised by a professional investment counselor.

C. BOOKS AND RECORDS
The Trustees shall maintain books and records relating to the monies, properties, and other assets of the
Foundation and its operations, and submit annual certified statements to the Federation setting forth the
statements of all monies, property and other assets received, held and distributed, within ninety (90) days
after the end of each fiscal year.

D. OTHER ACTION
The Trustees shall exercise such rights, take such steps and perform such acts, including entering into
contracts and arrangements, and executing and delivering instruments and documents, as may be
necessary, appropriate, or desirable, in the performance of the functions and the discharge of the
responsibilities of the Trustees.

E. LIMITATIONS ON POWERS
Notwithstanding the foregoing enumeration of powers and duties, neither the Trustees nor any of its
committees may exercise any right or take any action in violation of any provision of any federal or state
law, or in conflict with the Articles and By-Laws of the Federation, its purposes as set forth therein and
the principles, policies and procedures adopted and promulgated by the Federation pursuant thereto, or
which shall or may have the effect of adversely affecting or prejudicing the tax exempt status of the
Federation or the tax deductibility of any Contribution and Transfer of funds to the Federation or the
Foundation.

SECTION 5. ACCEPTANCE OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND TRANSFERS
A. POWER TO ACCEPT OR REJECT

The Trustees shall have the power and authority to accept or reject any Contribution or Transfer of funds
in accordance with the principles and policies hereinafter set forth; provided, however, that it shall upon
a majority vote of the Trustees submit to the Directors of the Federation the determination of whether it
should accept or reject a particular Contribution or Transfer of funds subject to conditions.

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In determining whether to accept or reject a Contribution of funds or Transfer of funds, in addition to
policies and procedures set forth elsewhere herein, the Trustees shall consider the suitability of any
named beneficiary and of the proposed name of a fund, whether the donor has allowed the Trustees to
publicize the creation of the fund, and, in the case of any Contribution not intended for the General Fund,
whether the donor has provided sufficient guidelines to allow the Trustees to manage the Contribution
in a reasonable manner.

B. ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITIES
No Contribution or Transfer of monies, properties or assets may be accepted:
1. Which is subject to a liability, other than a liability in money in an amount less than the amount
of the value of the property or assets to be received by the Foundation; or
2. Which will result in the Foundation or the Federation agreeing to assume burdens, commitments
or obligations other than a money obligation of the contributor or transferor.

C. CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS OR RESTRICTIONS
Any Contribution or Transfer may be accepted subject to express conditions, limitations or restrictions,
so long as such conditions, are not in conflict with the purposes and objects of the Foundation as set
forth herein. In the event of the acceptance of a Contribution or Transfer subject to conditions, such
conditions shall be complied with; provided, however, if such conditions, or any of them, become
impossible of fulfillment or impracticable, or if the purpose for which the Contribution or Transfer is
made can no longer be met, then so much of the Contribution or Transfer, including any additions or
accretions thereto, shall be applied for such similar purpose as in the opinion of the Trustees will most
nearly fulfill the objectives of the Contribution or Transfer, and if there be none, shall become a part of
the Foundation’s funds free of any conditions, limitations or restrictions upon its use.

D. IDENTIFICATION OF DONOR
1. Contributions in the amount of $5,000 or more may be received and accepted on the
condition that each be placed in a fund identified and designated by the name or names of the donors
or such name or names as they may choose. Any Transfer of an endowment fund or monies,
properties or assets in the amount of $5,000 or more by a charitable, scientific, educational or
religious agency or a private foundation may be identified and the fund designated by an appropriate
name indicating the agency or private foundation from which transferred.
2. Contributions amounting to less than $5,000 may be received and accepted on the
condition that after the amount of $5,000 or a greater amount is received, such Contributions will be
placed in a fund identified and designated by the name or names of the donors or such name or names
as they may choose; provided, however, that said amount of $5,000 or greater must be received
within three years of the initial Contribution, otherwise all such Contributions shall become a part of
the Foundation’s funds free of any conditions, limitations or restrictions upon their use.

E. RECOMMENDATIONS BY DONOR
Contributions or Transfers may be accepted under arrangements or understandings whereby the donors
may submit names of organizations and agencies to which they recommend distributions of income and
principal be made, provided it be understood that such recommendations are advisory only and that the
Trustees may accept or reject such recommendations as provided in Section 7 of this Article.

SECTION 6. INVESTMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF FOUNDATION ASSETS
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A. ESTABLISHMENT OF INVESTMENT FUND
Notwithstanding the receipt and acceptance of Contributions and Transfers subject to express conditions,
limitations or restrictions or only for specified purposes, or designated by the name or names of the
donors or the name of the agency or private foundation making the Transfer, all monies, properties, and
assets accepted by way of Contribution or Transfer may be commingled with all other monies, properties
and assets, and may constitute and may be held and administered as a single fund; provided, however,
that the Trustees or the Investment Committee, if one is established, shall establish procedures for
determining the value, amount, and income of separately identified funds, which shall be appropriately
accounted for on the books and records of the Foundation.

B. INVESTMENT AUTHORITY
The Trustees shall have the absolute right, power and authority and discretion to invest and reinvest, and
in connection with such investment powers, it shall have the authority to sell or otherwise dispose of all
monies, property and assets of the Foundation and the income therefrom, including any property or asset
received in connection with any Contribution or Transfer, provided that proper credit be given to the
Foundation or any particularly identified fund for the proceeds of any property or asset sold or otherwise
disposed of.
The Trustees may delegate, to the extent permitted by law, to an Investment Committee, if one is
established, the power to make investments, subject to such procedures and policies as the Trustees may
establish.

C. MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Subject to Paragraph (B), the Trustees or the Investment Committee, if one is established, shall have full
power and authority to receive, collect, receipt for, hold, manage and care for all amounts paid and
contributed to the Foundation, and the proceeds from the sales thereof, and the income and profits
therefrom, as a single fund, and to invest and reinvest the same or any part thereof; provided, however,
the investment and sale of the funds shall be reported.

SECTION 7. ALLOCATION AND DISTRIBUTION
A. APPROVAL

All allocations, distributions and loans from the Unrestricted Funds of the Foundation shall be made only
on the basis of requests or recommendations made to the Trustees pursuant to the majority vote of the
Board of Directors of the Federation and approved, in whole or in part, by a majority vote of the Trustees.
B.
LIMITATIONS
No allocation or distribution shall be made for any purpose:
1. Which is in conflict with the purposes of the Federation and the principles and policies
established by it in furtherance thereof;
2. Which, if made out of any identified fund is in conflict or fails to comply with the express
conditions, limitations, or restrictions subject to which the Contribution or Transfer was
made, received and accepted; or
3. Which will or may have the effect of adversely affecting or prejudicing the tax-exempt status
of the Federation or the tax deductibility of any Contribution or Transfer to the Federation or
the Foundation.

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C. PURPOSES AND OBJECTS
Subject to the foregoing limitations, allocations or distributions approved by the Board of Directors of
the Federation may be made for any of the purposes and objects authorized by the Articles of
Incorporation of the Federation and which will further the interests of the New Hampshire Jewish
Community, National and World Jewry, including, without limitation, distributions to the following:
1. The Federation and its beneficiary agencies,
2. Organizations in the United States serving Jewish charitable purposes,
3. Charitable organizations primarily serving the New Hampshire area in the fields of
education, inter-group relations, civic, cultural, health service and social service, and
4. Charitable organizations outside of the New Hampshire area which the Federation determines
provide an identifiable benefit for the welfare of the New Hampshire community, including
some educational institutions located outside the area for which grants may be approved on
an ad hoc basis as circumstances warrant.

D. LOANS
In addition to the limitations, conditions and restrictions provided for in the preceding paragraphs of this
Article, loans may be made only to the Federation or to any other Jewish agency or constituted group in
the New Hampshire Jewish Community upon a request or recommendation made to the Trustees
pursuant to a three-fourths (¾) vote of the Board of Directors of the Federation, and upon review,
consideration and approval by a majority vote of the Trustees as provided herein. Anything contained
herein to the contrary notwithstanding, loans to individuals may be made from the Social Services Fund.

SECTION 8. MISCELLANEOUS
A. FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the Foundation shall be the same as the Jewish Federation.
B. AMENDMENT
This article may be amended in accordance with the procedures for amending the By-Laws of the
Federation.

C. TERM OF EXISTENCE
The Foundation shall continue in existence in perpetuity unless terminated by a vote of ninety percent
(90%) of all of the members of the Directors of the Federation. If for any reason the Federation ceases
to exist, the Foundation shall be established as a separate legal entity, with the necessary powers and
authority to operate in a manner consistent with the purposes and objects set forth herein and as an
organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, as amended, and as an organization which is
not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509 (a) of the Code.

D. DISSOLUTION
If for any reason this Foundation is dissolved and terminated, all of the Foundation’s assets and funds
be transferred to the Federation, an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code (or
corresponding section of any future federal tax code), to be utilized by the Federation for one or more
exempt purposes as defined therein, subject to any existing restrictions on such assets and funds or as

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determined by the vote of two-thirds of the members of the Board of Directors of the Federation in
attendance at a duly constituted meeting.
If the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Foundation is terminated with requisite approvals from the
Division of Charitable Trusts, the Federation is authorized and directed to accept the transfer of all assets
and funds of the Foundation, subject to any existing restrictions thereon, and subject to the debts,
liabilities and obligations of the Foundation, if any.

SECTION 9. PURPOSES
A.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, the Foundation is organized exclusively
for one or more of the following purposes: religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety,
literary, or educational purposes, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition (but
only if no part of its activities involve the providing of facilities or equipment) or for the prevention of
cruelty to children or animals as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code, and shall not carry on any
activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from federal income tax under Section
501(c)(3) of the Code.

B. No part of the net earnings of the Foundation shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee,
director, officer, or any individual who fails to meet the purposes and objectives set forth in this Article
(except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the Foundation), and
no member, trustee or officer, shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the organization’s
assets upon dissolution of the organization.

C. No substantial part of the activities of the Foundation shall be carrying on propaganda, or otherwise
attempting, to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided by Section 501(h) of the Code), or
participating in, or intervening in (including the publication of distribution of statements), any political
campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Adopted at the Annual Meeting of the Federation August 16, 2020
 

CONFLICT OF INTEREST 

 

POLICY GOVERNING CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

 and PECUNIARY BENEFIT TRANSACTIONS

 

 

I. PURPOSE:  Conflict of interest, or even the appearance of conflict of interest, by Board members or staff must not compromise the mission of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.

 

Conflict of interest means any financial or other interest which conflicts with the service of an individual because: 1) it could impair the individual’s objectivity; or 2) it could create an unfair advantage for any person or organization.

 

Consequently, there exists between Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and its Board, officers, and management employees a fiduciary duty, which carries with it a broad and unbending duty of loyalty and fidelity. The Board, officers, and management employees have the responsibility of administering the affairs of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire honestly and prudently, and of exercising their best care, skill, and judgment for the sole benefit of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. Those persons shall exercise the utmost good faith in all transactions involved in their duties, and they shall not use their positions with Jewish Federation of New Hampshire or knowledge gained from their position for their personal benefit. The interests of the organization must have the first priority in all decisions and actions.

 

 

II. COVERED PERSONS:  This policy applies to all directors, officers, members of a standing committee of the board, and all employees who can influence the actions of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (collectively, “Covered Persons”). For example, this would include all who make purchasing decisions, all other persons who might be described as "management personnel," and all who have proprietary information concerning Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. Each Covered Person shall receive a copy of this policy and shall sign an acknowledgement that he/she has received, understands and shall comply with this policy.

           

All Covered Persons shall comply with all notice and voting requirements of New Hampshire RSA 7:19-a, and 292:6-a.

 

III. STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS.  The New Hampshire statutory requirements dealing with pecuniary benefits (RSA 7:19-a and RSA 292: 6-a) are hereby incorporated in full into and made an integral part of this Conflict of Interest Policy; and a copy of the relevant New Hampshire statutes is attached hereto so that every board member and other Covered Person is aware of the statutory requirements.  These requirements include, but are not limited to, absolute prohibitions on loans from a charitable trust to a director, officer, or trustee and prohibition of any sale or lease (for a term greater than five years) or conveyance of real estate from an officer, director, or trustee without the prior approval of the probate court.  These requirements extend to both direct and indirect financial interest, as defined by the attached statutes.

      

IV. NATURE OF CONFLICTING INTEREST:  A conflict of interest may arise if a Covered Person has a disqualifying relationship with third parties dealing with Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. A “disqualifying relationship” means formal affiliation with an organization other than Jewish Federation of New Hampshire (such as being an officer, director, trustee, member, owner [either as sole proprietor or partner], shareholder, employee or agent), or relationship by blood, marriage or significant long-term relationship with a person so affiliated with such an organization.

 

V. INTERPRETATION OF THIS STATEMENT OF POLICY:  The areas of conflicting interest listed above, and the relations in those areas which may give rise to conflict, are not exhaustive. Conceivably, conflicts might arise in other areas or through other relations. It is assumed that the Covered Persons will recognize such areas and relation by analogy.  Jewish Federation of New Hampshire expects that all Covered Persons will abide by the spirit as well as the letter of this Policy.

 

The fact that one of the interests described in Section IV exists does not mean necessarily that a conflict exists, or that the conflict, if it exists, is material enough to be of practical importance, or if material that upon full disclosure of all relevant facts and circumstances that it is necessarily adverse to the interests of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

 

However, it is the policy of the Board that the existence of any potentially conflicting interest shall be disclosed before any transaction is consummated. It shall be the continuing responsibility of Covered Persons to scrutinize their transactions and outside business interests and relationships for potential conflicts and to immediately make such disclosures.

 

VI. DISCLOSURE POLICY AND PROCEDURE:  Transactions with related parties may be undertaken only if all of the following are observed:

 

  1. A material transaction is fully disclosed;
  2. The related party is excluded from the discussion and approval of such transaction, but may provide information if requested to do so;
  3. The Board has determined, by the affirmative vote of a 2/3 majority of all disinterested Directors, that the transaction is in the best interest of JFNH

 

Disclosure within Jewish Federation of New Hampshire should be made to the Board Chair who shall determine whether an apparent conflict exists and is material, and who shall bring such matters, if material to the Board.

 

The Board shall determine whether a conflict exists and is material, and in the presence of an existing material conflict, whether the contemplated transaction may be authorized as just, fair, and reasonable to Jewish Federation of New Hampshire. The decision of the Board on these matters will rest in their sole discretion, and their concern must be the welfare of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and the advancement of its mission.

      

VII. ANNUAL REPORTS.  To address questions of conflict of interest, for the protection of both the individual and the organization, each Covered Person shall submit annually a list of his/her business and charitable affiliations to the Board Chair. This list will be maintained in the corporate records of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire and considered a matter of public record and will be available for review upon request by the public.

 

 

Adopted:

By Board of Jewish Federation of New Hampshire

 

 

Conflict of Interest Report

 

Name: _______________________________________

 

I acknowledge that I, a Board member, standing committee member or employee of JFNH, have reviewed the “Policy Governing Conflicts of Interest and Pecuniary Benefit Transactions,” before signing this report.

 

I hereby disclose information on all associations (all business and charitable organizations), which may involve a possible conflict of interest and will furnish further details upon request. (If none, so state. Do not leave blank.) Feel free to attach additional sheets if you need.

 

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I also understand that I am required to disclose any other situation from which a possible conflict of interest might arise in the future.

 

 

Name (please print)

 

 

Signature: _____________________________

 

 

Date: _______________________

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