Sept. 25, 2018
Beginning at 9 a.m.
Temple Adat Elohim has joined the nationwide, nonpartisan #ReformJewsVote initiative started by the Religious Action Center to encourage voting in the upcoming midterm elections on Nov. 6. We are one of dozens of synagogues across the country working to ensure that Jewish voices are heard this fall as elections take place across the country.
Our goal is to move TAE closer to being a 100% voting congregation. This is important because the Talmud teaches that “a ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is first consulted.” Voting is the modern way of consulting the community before appointing a leader — so we are obligated to vote.
Activities at TAE include:
– Holding a voter registration drive in the Temple Adat Elohim courtyard on National Voter Registration Day. The drive will take place from 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 25 with volunteers on hand to assist temple members and the public with registering, checking or updating their registration status, or requesting an absentee ballot.
– Reaching out by mail to young TAE members 18-25 to make sure they are registered.
– Passing out voter pledge cards at services and temple events throughout September to ask members to commit to vote this fall.
– Sharing information about candidate forums and encouraging members to attend together.
– Calling members in early November with voting reminders.
– Providing transportation to the polls on Nov. 6 for members who need it.
If you have questions about this initiative, contact Sarah Reines at firstname.lastname@example.org.