February 7, 2017.
Issues of privacy are an ongoing concern in the digital age. A number of concerns raised by parents recently have prompted the communications committee to evaluate our privacy and make some changes that we feel are necessary for the privacy and safety of our members and their children. From now on, children’s names will no longer be published in any shul publication and photos of children will appear only with parental permission. Announcements regarding the birth of a child or grandchild will name only the parent or grandparent and refer generically to the birth of a son/daughter or grandson/granddaughter. Parents enrolling their children in bar/bat mitzvah classes will also be asked to sign a waiver allowing us to use their child’s name in our announcements and the board outside the shul.