MOE’s 10th year marks a time of change. The organization has had five presidents (in chronological order): Milt Newman, Michael Glass, Sal Caputo, Jeffrey Reiss and current president Harvey Reiss. With the current MOE board terms ending on May 31, Harvey has emphasized getting new blood on the MOE board and called a general membership meeting on March 4 that produced an incomplete slate of officers. The slate, at present, is Bob Jastrow, interim president; Darryl Lerner, first vice president (second term); Jeffrey Keene, vice president of membership (second term); Josh Rothberg, vice president of fundraising; Bob Jastrow, treasurer (second term); Steve Ochs, member at large (second term); and Harry Melamed, member at large (first term). The membership approved the nomination of Sal Caputo for secretary, but after reviewing the bylaws, which state that no officer may stay in the same position for more than three terms, he withdrew his nomination as the 2018-2019 term would be his fourth term in the position.
Also, Bob Jastrow stepped up to be MOE’s liaison to the Temple board as an interim president while seeking only to hold the treasurer’s position for a second term. MOE will move forward to nominate another president to serve, but the interim move was necessary in order to complete the slate for the Temple board’s 2018-2020 term, which was to go before the Temple membership on March 22.
That means, according to the bylaws, that MOE has to vote by May to confirm the incomplete slate above and to fill the posts of president, secretary and vice president of social activity. The bylaws state that the current secretary will form a committee to seek nominees. Please contact me at [email protected] if you’d like to join that committee or put your name on the ballot.
Texas Hold ‘Em on May 3: The last MOE poker night before summer is scheduled for Thursday, May 3. Come enjoy an evening of Texas Hold ‘Em tournament play. Please watch e-mail and/or the MOE Facebook page for details on buy-ins and time.
Blood drive set for April 29: Our last blood drive of the 2017-2018 program year is scheduled for Sunday, April 29. The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be out in the Temple’s front parking lot from 8 a.m. to noon that day. To sign up Just click: https://bloodhero.com/index.cfm?group=op&expand=766479&zc=85283
If you have any questions or need help signing up, email [email protected]
MOE Schmooze: MOE members are invited to our next MOE Schmooze, which will be 9 a.m. Sunday, April 15. This is another community-building activity, a chance for you to hang out and enjoy bagels and coffee with your MOE friends and catch an interesting speaker as well. Details to come via email and the MOE Facebook page.
And then there’s Café Emanuel: MOE runs the Café every Sunday that Religious School is in session from 8 to 11 a.m.. Enjoy a bagel and schmear and a cup of fresh-brewed coffee while you chat with other Temple Emanuel members. Our bagels are from The Bagel Man, rated the number one bagel store in Phoenix by Yelp. Proceeds from Café Emanuel go to summer camp scholarships and Kiddush cups for bar and bat mitzvahs. We could also use MOE members’ help at the café. If you would like to volunteer, click on the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c45aeaa238-caf1 Thanks!
What is MOE? MOE stands for Men of Emanuel, a group for all men in the Temple Emanuel community. MOE does not have membership fees, so all adult male members of the Temple are automatically MOE members. To get on MOE’s mailing list, email MOE’s president, Harvey Reiss, at [email protected] You can find MOE on Facebook. Look for “MOE Men of Emanuel” and join the group to keep with all our doings.
- Submitted by Sal Caputo, MOE secretary